Wedding Songs – Song of the Day, Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody

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Wedding Songs – Today’s Song of the Day

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Mannequin, a Denver Wedding and Event band

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Unchained Melody

Unchained Melody, Wedding Songs - Song of the Day from Mannequin

Unchained Melody, Wedding Songs – Song of the Day from Mannequin

Our thoughts: Unchained Melody is a song with lyrical and melodic beauty. That is why it is one of the most recorded song ever. It speaks to the longing of the heart and the separation of love ones. It reminds us of the connection between us whether we are separated by time or space that we are connected like the river to the sea and the mountains to the sky. How we are separate and yet one in the same. As in the movie, Ghost when Sam hits at the potter’s wheel behind Molly kissing her and later when she is alone and his ghost leans toward her face to kiss her..you feel his love echoing across time and space. It resonates deeply within our own hearts of our love for another and our need for one another whether is it lover to lover or parent to child. This song pulls at our emotions like no other song.

Lyrics – Unchained Melody

Oh, my love, my darling
I’ve hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time
Time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?
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, my love, my darling
I’ve hungered, for your touch
A long, lonely time
Time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me
Lonely mountains gaze
At the stars, at the stars
Waiting for the dawn of the day

All alone I gaze
At the stars, at the stars
Dreaming of my love far away

Oh, my love, my darling
I’ve hungered, for your touch
A long, lonely time
Time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

Here it is, our song of the day for the Wedding Songs series in this blog:) I hope you like it and I hope you email me more suggestions (alan@mannequintheband.com). I’d love to know what you think are the best wedding songs of the today or of those that are timeless ~

 

Song Details From Wikipedia:

In 1936, songwriter Alex North approached Bing Crosby with the still untitled song. Crosby turned the song down and it remained unrecorded for almost twenty years. In 1955, North and lyricist Hy Zaret were contracted to write a song as a theme for the prison filmUnchained, and their song eventually became known as the “Unchained Melody”. The song does not actually include the word “unchained”, and songwriter Zaret chose instead to focus his lyrics on someone who pines for a lover he has not seen in a “long, lonely time”.[6] The 1955 film centers around a man who contemplates either escaping from prison to live life on the run, or completing his sentence and returning to his wife and family.[6] The song has an unusual harmonic device in that the bridge ends on the tonic chord, rather than the more usual dominant.

Unchained Melody” is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. North used the music as a theme for the little-known prison film Unchained, hence the name. Todd Duncan sang the vocals for the film soundtrack.[1] It has since become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, by some estimates having spawned over 500 versions in hundreds of different languages. Les Baxter (Capitol Records catalog number 3055) released an instrumental version which reached number 1. Then came song recordings by Al Hibbler (Decca Records #29441),[3] reaching number 3 on the Billboard charts; Jimmy Young which hit number 1 in the United Kingdom; and Roy Hamilton (Epic Records no. 9102), reaching number 1 on the R&B Best Sellers list and number 6 on the pop chart.[4] Hundreds of other recordings followed. However, it was the July 1965 version by The Righteous Brothers that became a jukebox standard for the late 20th century, achieving a second round of great popularity when it was featured in the 1990 blockbuster film Ghost.

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