The Righteous Brothers versus Hall and Oates - which version of classic 'You've Lost That Loving Feelin'' is the best? Have your say
You've Lost That Loving Feeling - The Righteous Brothers Versus Hall and Oates
You've Lost That Loving Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
The husband and wife songwriting team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil wrote this song at the request of Phil Spector, who was looking for a hit for The Righteous Brothers, who had signed.
The song title ‘You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin’’ wasn’t meant to be kept; it was just a temporary title until the songwriters could think of something better, but Spector thought it was great so they went with it.
Bill Medley, of The Righteous Brothers, spent nearly eight hours working with Spector on the vocal for the song.
A number one hit, the original version of ‘You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin’’ is the only single to enter the UK Top 10 three times, having successful re-releases in 1969 (#10) and 1990 (#3), the last release being to follow-up the re-release of "Unchained Melody", which had hit #1 due to being featured in the film Ghost.
You've Lost That Loving Feelin' - Hall & Oates
Hall & Oates’ cover version of ‘You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin’’ was released in 1980, reaching number 12 in the US but was a minor UK hit, reaching number 55.
Interestingly, Hall And Oates eventually replaced The Righteous Brothers as the number one selling duo of all time.
'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin’’ has been covered by other artists including Elvis, Dionne Warwick and Neil Diamond.
Best Version? We love Hall & Oates but this one belongs to The Righteous Brothers.
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