Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers

This is a high quality live version of the song Unchained Melody sung by the Righteous Brothers in 1965.

Some Interesting Facts About the Song

“Unchained Melody” was originally written for a 1955 prison movie called “Unchained”. It was composed by Alex North and the lyrics were written by Hy Zaret.

The Righteous Brothers recorded their version of “Unchained Melody” in 1965, and it became a hit around the world. It reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song is famous for its iconic opening notes, which are played on a solo guitar. This intro has been used in countless films and TV shows, including the movie “Ghost” starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore.

The Righteous Brothers’ version of “Unchained Melody” has been covered by many other artists, including Elvis Presley, LeAnn Rimes, and U2. It’s been recorded in various languages and has become a popular karaoke song.

In 1990, the song experienced a resurgence in popularity thanks to the film “Ghost”, which featured the Righteous Brothers’ version prominently. It was re-released as a single and reached the top of the charts in the UK, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time there.

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