“You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin'”: The Righteous Brothers – No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles of 1965

“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” was written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil – songwriting royalty. It was recorded by the Righteous Brothers in 1964, and produced by Phil Spector.

It’s a good example of Spector’s “Wall of Sound” recording technique. One source cites the fact that various music writers consider it “one of the best records ever made” and “the ultimate pop record”.

Hard to argue.

The original Righteous Brothers version was  a number-one hit single in both the United States and the United Kingdom in February 1965 and the fifth best selling song of 1965 in the US.

What was ahead of it, you ask? “You Were on My Mind”  -We Five (4); “Satisfaction” -The Rollng Stones (3); “I Can’t Help Myself” -The Four Tops and  (2); “Wooly Bully” -Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs (1).

A couple of those might be in its class.

This is an early live version, so there’s not much of a wall of sound, but you gotta love it.

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