"Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers cover)" as written by and A. North H. Zaret....
Oh, oh my love
Oh my darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long and lonely time

And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine

I need your love
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

Lonely rivers flow
To the sea, to the sea
To the open arms of the sea

Lonely rivers sigh
Wait for me, wait for me
I'll be coming home
Wait for me

Oh, oh my love
Oh my darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long and lonely time

And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine

I need your love
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me (it to me)
God speed your love to me
(I need your love)


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"Unchained Melody" as written by Hy Zaret Alex North

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    General Commentthis guy isnt that creative at coming up with lryics...none the less. this song is still pretty :) i like the instrumental also.
    kpxchunsaon January 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's a cover. I believe hte original was by the "righteous brothers" (although that may be another cover version...).
    rhinkon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a righteous brothers cover
    MnOvrboard182on May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually (and I quote):

    "Unchained Melody" was written by Hy Zaret and Alex North for the 1955 movie "Unchained"

    That's the reason for the title. It's one of the most covered songs of all time.
    butterfingersbeckon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit was originally instrumental...they used it in the movie...that instrumental version was a #1 hit in 1955, at the same time, these lyrics were written for pop reasons and a version with lyrics went to #2...a third version also charted...ALL AT THE SAME TIME...

    ...the righteous brothers covered this and used it as a B-side to someone elses single, it wasn't supposed to be a hit but DJs always flipped the record to the other side and theirs has become the most famous version, b/c those two dudes could sing...

    i believe the three most covered songs of all time are this, "yesterday", and another righteous brothers song "you've lost that loving feeling"...can't say i'm sure...
    ZinbobDanon April 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit doesnt matter who sings this song, its a timeless great!
    gorefiston May 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably the best version of the song. Just listen to the way Bono screams out "I need your love". I mean it really catches the listener.
    bleez01on April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree that this is the best cover of the song.. Although I thought it was Presley's. It's perfest, Slow bot so powerful, sweet but so sad, simple but so full.. U2 get it to it's higher level. 'N Bono just gives the word's "perform" true meaning.
    Spiderbioon October 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Righetous brother's version of this song is conventionally more of a romantic song. However, in my opinion, when you hear the emotion and passion running from Bono's vocals, it is hard not to be moved. Other's will argue,but when you love somebody can you really illustrate that by singing a soft harmonious whisper?
    Coppoon October 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant version! The best.
    Originally released by Todd Duncan in 1955. Music and lyrics by Alex North & Hy Zaret. Other 5 artists released the song in 1955. The Righteous Brothers were the 8th known coverer in 1965, Elvis is the 13th in 1977, while U2 were the 17th in 1989. I think their version is the best. There are 23 known coverers of the song. The last one was Cyndi Lauper in 2003.
    pumpkinson December 23, 2005   Link

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