Grammy Hall Of Fame “Unchained Melody” Performed By Righteous Brothers

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“Unchained Melody” is a classic love song that has been captivating audiences for decades. Originally written by Alex North and Hy Zaret for the 1955 prison drama film “Unchained”, it was the 1965 version performed by the Righteous Brothers that made the song a timeless classic.

The Righteous Brothers, composed of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, were an American musical duo who rose to fame in the 1960s with their unique blend of soul and pop music. Their rendition of “Unchained Melody” was released as a single in 1965 and quickly soared to the top of the charts. The song’s haunting melody and powerful vocal performance by the Righteous Brothers made it an instant hit with music lovers. The song has since become an enduring favorite, featured in countless movies, television shows, and commercials. It has been covered by a wide range of artists, but it is the Righteous Brothers’ version that remains the most beloved and memorable.

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In recognition of its cultural significance and lasting impact on the world of music, “Unchained Melody” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000. The Grammy Hall of Fame is a special recognition given to recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. The induction of “Unchained Melody” into the Grammy Hall of Fame is a testament to the song’s timeless appeal and the lasting influence of the Righteous Brothers on popular music.