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The Righteous Brothers

Unchained Melody

Blue Eyed Soul
  • Pop
  • Oldies
  • Musical
  • Soul
  • Space
song from
  • 1965
  • 1990
  • 2011
  • 1955
  • 1928

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“Unchained Melody” is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. It has become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, by some counts having spawned over 500 versions in hundreds of different languages. In 1955, North used the music as a theme for the prison film Unchained, hence the name. Todd Duncan sang the vocals for the film soundtrack. Les Baxter (Capitol Records catalog number 3055), released an instrumental version which reached #2. Then song recordings were released by Al Hibbler (Decca Records #29441) reaching #3 on the Billboard charts, Jimmy Young which hit #1 in the United Kingdom, and Roy Hamilton (Epic Records no. 9102) reaching #1 on the R&B Best Sellers list and... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I need your love ... Are you still mine ... Oh, my love, my darling

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This song is listed #365 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from Norway, Greece, United States, Portugal, Germany, Hungary, United Kingdom, Canada, France, and Romania.


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