Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield defined the term blue-eyed soul. They were one of the most successful duos of the mid-1960’s placing 18 singles on the Pop Chart, 1963-1967.
They hit the big time when producer and record label owner Phil Spector bought their contract from the Moonglow label. He then hired songwriters Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann to write a song especially for them, and so a number one song was born.
“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” entered the Billboard Hot 100 December 12, 1964 and reached number one February 6, 1965, where it remained for two weeks. It was the first song to reach seven million air-plays on radio.
It also topped the charts in England. Oddly the number two song was “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” by Cilla Black proving that a good songs is always a good song.