10 Love Songs By The Righteous Brothers
Trip Down Memory Lane
When the Righteous Brothers, a musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, released “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” on November 1964, it was a massive success and they were propelled to stardom. But they proved that they were more than a one-hit wonder by following up the single with a string of hits that stood the test of time.
Here are ten of their best tracks:
10. “(There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover”
It might be a cover but it’s still an iconic recording!
9. “Georgia On My Mind”
Bill Medley’s vocal performance is almost otherworldly. There’s a rawness to this song that will always get to you.
8. “Ebb Tide”
There’s a reason why their vocal style is called “blue-eyed soul.” There are several other artists who covered this but The Righteous Brothers’ version is simply untouchable.
Beautifully sung! They knew how to stir your soul.
6. “Little Latin Lupe Lu”
Written by Bill Medley, this was inspired by someone he dated in high school named Lupe Laguna. Although it didn’t crack the top 20, it still became one of the most unforgettable soul hits of all time.
5. “Soul and Inspiration”
It’s flat-out spectacular. There’s a rawness and longing to it that will sweep you off your feet.
4. “Rock and Roll Heaven”
When they recorded this tribute, they weren’t sure if fans will love it because it didn’t have that “old Righteous Brothers feel.” But it peaked at #3 and was an instant classic!
3. “Just Once in My Life”
This was their follow-up to “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” and although it failed to replicate its predecessor’s success, it was still a hit for them.
2. “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”
An absolute masterpiece – there’s just no other way to describe it. This song topped the charts in the US and UK. They worked for hours perfecting and well, it’s obviously worth all the hard work.
1. “Unchained Melody”
The Righteous Brothers could take a song and make it their own. Such is the case with “Unchained Melody”. While there were several recordings made by over 500 artists, the version by the Righteous Brothers remains the best.