The Righteous Brothers You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’

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The Righteous Brothers You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’

The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

Blue Eyed Soul Music

The song “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin'” by The Righteous Brothers is a good example of Sixties blue-eyed soul music. When love eludes us, it’s time to sing about it. “You’ve Lost tht Lovin’ Feelin'” was written by music business heavyweights Phil Spector, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil. Spector also produced the track. He used  his infamous “wall of sound,” which is a dense recording and layering  of many sounds so that they come across well on the radio and juke boxes. The strings were arranged by Gene Page and one of the background singers was a young Cher. Instrumentation is provided by the session musicians of The Wrecking Crew, which included Glen Campbell. The Righteous Brothers released it as a single at the end of 1964 with “There’s a Woman” on the B-Side. It was also on their album You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’. They had a hit with in 1965, and it topped the charts at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the U.K. Singles Chart. It went to #2 on the R&B chart and in Ireland.

“You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin'” has been a very popular one or covers. Artists who have versions include Dionne Warwick, Hall & Oates, Cilla Black, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, Long John Baldry, Glen Campbell, Barry Mann, Johnny Rivers, Elvis Presley, and The Beach Boys just to name a few. It’s also been a Karaoke favorite for those who like to get up and sing.

The Righteous Brothers were Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley. They formed in Orange County, California, and recorded from 1963 to 197. They  continued to tour and perform until Hatfield’s passing in 2003. Both had tremendous vocal power, with Hatfield on the higher parts and Medley on the lower ones.

Here are the lyrics for “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” by The Righteous Brothers:

“You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips
And there’s no tenderness like before in your fingertips
You’re trying hard not to show it, (baby)
But baby, baby I know it

You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’
You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’
Now it’s gone…gone…gone…woah

Now there’s no welcome look in your eyes when I reach for you
And now you’re starting to criticize the things I do
It makes me just feel like crying (baby)
‘Cause baby, something beautiful’s dying

You lost that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’
You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’
Now it’s gone…gone…gone…woah

Baby baby, I get down on my knees for you
If you would only love me like you used to do, yeah
We had a love, a love, a love you don’t find everyday
So don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t let it slip away

Baby (baby), baby (baby)
I beg of you please…please,
I need your love (I need your love),
I need your love (I need your love),
Well, bring it on back (So bring it on back),
Bring it on back (so bring it on back).

Bring back that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’
Bring back that lovin’ feelin’
‘Cause it’s gone…gone…gone
And I can’t go on, woah

Bring back that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’
Bring back that lovin’ feelin’
‘Cause it’s gone…gone…”

If you are interested in reading about and listening to other songs by The Righteous Brothers: “Unchained Melody” and “You’re My Soul and Inspiration.”

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ commercial free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “You’ve Got that Lovin’ Feelin'” by The Righteous Brothers.

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