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You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

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(Weil / Mann)

 

Information:

Soon after producer Phil Spector bought the Righteous Brothers' contract from Moonglow Records, he flew husband-and-wife songwriters Barry Mann and Cythia Weil out to California to write a hit song for his new singers. Mann and Weil wrote a tune based on their favorite record at the time, the Four Tops', Baby I Need Your Loving. Spector helped them write the bridge. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Philles 124) was released in late 1964. In February 1965, it hit number one (for two weeks) on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and #3 on the rhythm & blues chart. Sales of over one million copies were quickly achieved. In 1969 Dionne Warwick did a cover version of You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Scepter 12262) that did quite well, reaching #16 on the Hot 100 chart. Two years later, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway had moderate success with their rendition (Atlantic 2837).

 

Elvis sang You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' in concert in the 1970's. In the 1970 documentary Elvis - That's The Way It Is, Elvis was seen rehearsing the song at the International Hotel in Las Vegas and later singing it in concert on August 14, 1970.
 

Lyrics:

You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips

There's no tenderness like before in you fingertips
You're trying hard not to show it, but baby, baby I know it
You've lost that lovin' feelin', oh that lovin' feelin'
You've lost that lovin' feelin', now it's gone, gone, gone, oh oh oh

There's no tenderness in your eyes when I reach out for you
Girl, you're starting to criticize every little thing I do
It makes me just feel like crying 'cause baby, something beautiful's dying
You've lost that lovin' feelin', oh that lovin' feelin'
You've lost that lovin' feelin', now it's gone, gone, gone, oh oh oh

Baby, baby, I’d get down on my knees for you (if the suit wasn’t too tight)
If you would only love me like you used to do
We had a love, love, love you don’t find every day
Oh don't, don't, don't, don't take it away
Listen to me, I’m talkin' to you

Bring back that lovin' feelin, oh, that lovin' feelin'
Bring back that lovin' feelin, now it's gone, gone, gone
And I can't go on, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
O
h oh oh
 

Where it was released:

First released on That's The Way It Is »
 

LPs/CDs:

- That’s the Way It Is (1970) »

- Elvis as Recorded Live in Madison Square Garden (1972) »

– From Elvis With Love (1978) »

- The Legendary Recordings of Elvis (1979) »

- Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1979) »
– Elvis Aron Presley (1980) »

– That's The Way It Is (1981) »

- Walk a Mile in My Shoes – The Essential 70’s Masters (1995)

- An Afternoon in the Garden (1997)

- Elvis Aron Presley (1998)

- Elvis – The Concert (1999)

- One Night in Vegas (2000) – FTD »

- That’s the Way It Is – Special Edition (2000)

- The 50 Greatest Love Songs (2001)

- Live in Las Vegas (2001)

- The Way It Was (2001) - FTD »

- The Impossible Dream (2004) - FTD »

- Summer Festival (2005) - FTD »

- Elvis by the Presleys (2005)

- Elvis Live (2006)

- I Found My Thrill (2006) – FTD »

- Writing for the King (2006) - FTD »

- Elvis – The Dutch Collection (2007)

- Viva Las Vegas (2007)

- Elvis – Viva Las Vegas (2007)

- That’s the Way It Is (2008) – FTD »

- The Way it Was (2008) - FTD »

- The Wonder of You (2009) - FTD »
– Elvis at Madison Square Garden (2017) - FTD »

What Now My Love (2018) - FTD »

 

Bootleg Releases:

The King of Las Vegas Live (1973) - Hazbin / Wizardo Records

- The Hillbilly Cat “Live”, 1954 – 1974, Volume 1 (1974) - Brookville Records

- That’s the Way It Is (1980) - Amiga Records

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