'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling' was most played song on radio, TV

The Righteous Brothers
Musicians Bill Medley, right and Bobby Hartfield of the Righteous Brothers perform at the 18th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel March 10, 2003, in New York City.
Frank Micelotta | Getty Images 2003

Today's Morning Edition music is from 50 years ago today when the song "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers was the No. 1 song on the U.S. pop chart.

It is considered one of the best examples of producer Phil Spector's recording technique known as the "Wall of Sound."

It is almost four minutes long, which was considered much too long for a song to get played on Top 40 radio at the time. But it did get played — a lot.

In fact, the music licensing organization BMI reports that this recording was played on the radio and on television more than any other song in the 20th century.

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