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
I must confess: I have only known the version of Cher of this song, and when I heard this, I thought: what’s this? But after hearing it a few times, it became better and better and I got used to the sound of the voice of Marc Cohn. And to be really honest, I like this version just a little bit more. That doesn’t mean that Cher did a bad job, but his voice is just a bit better for the song.
Marc Cohn- Walking In Memphis