A 1964 number one hit today, and a good one, too! The song is a typical example of the Wall Of Sound by Phil Spector, and it was the last big hit he produced. The lead vocals were done by Bill Medley, with Bobby Hatfield joining in the chorus. The last was a bit annoyed by this, and wanted to know what to do while Bill Medley was recording his vocals. Spector would have answered this with the words “You can go straight to the fucking bank.” Gene Page arranged the strings and one of the backgroundsingers was Cher. There was one problem, though. The song was too long, namely 3 minutes and 45 seconds! Spector had a solution for this: he printed on the single 3:05, added a false ending so DJ’s would think the song was shorter, and released the thing. It made it to number one and is still seen as one of the greatest songs ever. Enjoy
The Righteous Brothers- You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
After Lou Bega from yesterday, I thought that some more mambo could be nice.
And therefore, the song of the day comes from a movie…
From Dirty Dancing, here are:
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes with I’ve Had The Time Of My Life.
Tomorrow two new songs, on superfriday!