Thursday, May 2, 2013

"You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" by Hall & Oates

Song#:  0352
Date:  09/27/1980
Debut:  68
Peak:  12
Weeks:  20
Genre:  Pop, Blue-Eyed Soul

Pop Bits:  Their album "Voices" got off to a slow start with the #30 "How Does It Feel to Be Back." This second single did much better and just missed hitting the Top 10. It was their biggest hit since their 1977 #1 "Rich Girl."

ReduxReview:  Although they are a duo, most of their hits are sung by Daryl Hall with a couple by John Oates. This is one that really is a true duet and it works well for them. It's a good update of the Phil Spector "wall of sound" lush original (see below).

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  This song was originally a #1 hit for the Righteous Brothers in 1964. Hall & Oates' version was the sixth chart appearance for the song and the second highest peaking, just besting Dionne Warwick's 1969 version which hit #16. The song written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil was named the top most played song (radio and TV) of the 20th century by BMI, the performance rights organization. It was followed by "Never My Love," "Yesterday," "Stand By Me," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You."


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