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Unchained Melody: The most covered song (500)

"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. 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.

Read more on Wikipedia:

http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Unchained_Melody


http://youtu.be/JckrStimeDQ


http://youtu.be/gs_YN1AHP2s


http://youtu.be/fV8XwoIGo5M


http://youtu.be/6S8ekkwgZlY


http://youtu.be/bY4meLJc20E




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I'm not one to promote X-Factor or any show like that

But I must admit, this version of Unchained melody was fantastic.

http://youtu.be/aID2uBfLdw0

For the country music fans

Bump

Bump

deacon's picture

You forgot one

from Roy Orbison IMO,one of the best

http://youtu.be/367Rdnh0v2g

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

That's not Roy, that's the

That's not Roy, that's the Righteous Brothers, lol

deacon's picture

not sure what to say

Still shows up as Roy here
Should we be happy it wasn't something controversial? :)

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

Im happy, that video was

Im happy, that video was simply mistitled. Here is Roy Orbison doing the song justice, just for you Deacon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkbnE2a-UHU

deacon's picture

spongebob??

I kid...I kid :)
But it is the same song,by the same guy.
But think of the bumps this song is getting.

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

That's a great version

I didn't forget it, but there is just so many that I didn't want to take hours to create this post. lol thanks for the addition to my post, and here's another one for you:

http://youtu.be/OmLOt9mRD18

deacon's picture

hey Fonz

all those versions give me goosebumps,as if,it's the first time I have heard it,thanks for the post.Life needs these precious times,and moments

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

does Percy rank?

Again, Righteous Brothers,

Again, Righteous Brothers, holy .....

holy triple whammy, batman! ker-POW! :D :D :D

I do believe you are correct sir! Now I am in deacon's position, faced with humbly laughing at myself as well. Both what appear to be Roy and Percy, are actually Righteous Brothers!

Thanks for digging further to the actual bottom of this.

The added [unending?] laughter is much appreciated! :D

Actually that's not even the Righteous Brothers. You see, they were actually sort of like the Milli Vanilli of their day. They lip-synched to others' vocals. They were mere faces upon...

... j/k ;)

Hey, it was an honest error,

Hey, it was an honest error, may I now present to you, Milli Vanilli performing "Unchained Melody"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4rsnfTlPwQ

weird...

that kid kinda looks like Bobby Hatfield, like maybe his grandson

Nope. I've pushed it too far. That kid looks more like Josh Homme's pudgy little brother. [one nasty link deserves another ;D]...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dANXwmKlNp8&t=10s

That was terrible, you should lose your POST Cert.

for that. :)

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Im sorry Mr Freeman, Ill quit

Im sorry Mr Freeman, Ill quit while Im behind :)

deacon's picture

He does now

I never heard that one before,thank you John :)

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

"I never heard that one before,thank you John"

I'm laughing again. ;D

I hadn't noticed...

before actually posting Percy, that I was posting the same version that you had posted. The link you posted sent me to Percy's version. The version posted to youtube, thought to be Roy [to which you linked], is actually Percy. o_o

I laughed pretty hard when I discovered this, like I had cleverly [yet unknowingly :D] asked you a trick question.

Yes, Roy's is also one of the best! Unique, tender as only he can do...

Elvis Presley

held Roy Orbison is very high regard, publicly stating that Roy had ' most perfect voice' and referring to him as the 'greatest singer in the world' during one of his Vegas concerts.

deacon's picture

heh heh heh

That's too funny....AND a lot weird
Happy to see,BOTH were on topic :)

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

You're a good sport to laugh

You're a good sport to laugh with me at the faux pas. :D

Life is good! :)

deacon's picture

:)

On the rare occasion I can't laugh at myself,others do nicely.
Buuuut,If you knew me,it wouldn't come as a surprise,You'd be like there he goes again. :)

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

The wife used to drag me

The wife used to drag me around to karaoke (I refuse now) where I heard more bad renditions of this song than there are morons in Congress.

Never trouble trouble til trouble troubles you. Fortune Cookie

At Karaoke

all songs are bad renditions. lol

Love this song!

Righteous brothers had the better version for sure though.

You Are correct!!!!!!!!!

You Are correct!!!!!!!!!