Phil Spector made his mark by producing some of the best singles in rock ‘n’ roll history through his famous wall of sound. He usually worked with female vocal groups such as the Ronettes and Crystals.
The Righteous Brothers may have seemed out of place on the Spector’s Phillies label of artists but the results were spectacular.
Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield were an unusal duo as they rotated the lead vocal rather than singing in a classic duet style.
“You’ve Lost THat Lovin’ Feelin,” entered the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart just before Christmas, 1964, and eventually spent two weeks in the number one position. It also reached number two on the Rhythm & Blues Chart. It reached number one in the U.K. as well, just beating out Cilla Black’s version of the song, which peaked at number two.
It was a rare song that began with no intumental intro. but immediately started with the vocal. The song just built throughout as Spector multi-layered the vocals and backing instruments.
BMI stated that it was the most played song on radio during the 20th century, surpassing seven-million plays.