I don’t know about you, but for me music has always played a huge role in my life.
Regardless of the situation or how I feel, there is always a song or piece of music to lift my spirits, or to help me celebrate. Just hearing a particular song can instantly transport me back to another time and place, and dig up old memories that I otherwise would have forgotten.
Recently, I came across some facts about a much loved song that I’m sure we all recognise. This song is considered one of the greatest songs of all time, and I thought we could play a little game to see if we could guess what it is.
Scroll down to read some clues about this well known song – don’t forget to share this and comment if you got it right!
It was first released in 1965 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000.
It was recorded more than 300 times and in 1999 was listed as one of the 25 most-performed songs of the 20th century.
The song has been covered by stars such as Elvis Presley, U2, Joni Mitchell and Guy Lombardo.
You might remember it the most from the 1990 film Ghost.
Have you guessed it yet? Here comes the answer!
Of course, we’re talking about “Unchained Melody”!
The timeless song was written in 1955 by Alex North and Hy Zaret. Believe it or not, it was originally released as the B-side to the Righteous Brothers’ single “Hung On You.”
One of the main reasons the song is so acclaimed is the haunting sound of Bobby Hatfield’s vocals. Bobby and his singing partner Bill Medley had an agreement that they would each do one solo performance per album, and the duo argued over who would get to record the classic song. Eventually it came down to a coin toss, and Bobby won out and went on to sing legendary song.
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