Love Is Blue by Paul Mauriat is an instrumental cover of a French hit from 1967. This rose to #1 on the American charts in 1968 and stayed there for five weeks, a fond memory of my teenaged years.
Mauriat, I was saddened to find, passed away in 2006.
Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers - this song is timeless and I fell in love with it the very first moment I heard it. In researching the song, I found that this was actually a cover of a 1955 song that is considered one of the most recorded of the 20th century.
From 1967, Never My Love by the Association. Speaking of love, there are so many songs by the Association that I love. I almost inserted their song Cherish, although it is a song of lost love and a lover obsessing about his lost opportunity. Still, I love the song.
Guess what. I'm going to do it. Cherish, by the Association, 1966. I had this album, and there's a bit of trivia about this song I want to share with you.
Back in the 1960's, there was an "unofficial" rule that songs on the radio should not exceed three minutes. This song clocked in about 3:25, so they decided to do a little edit. At the end, you'll hear "and I do/cherish you" twice. On the single, they removed one of the "and I do/cherish you" but the song still ran over three minutes. So, they lied about the length, labeling the record as exactly three minutes.
And finally, a song that, on the surface is an apology to a lover song, but this song has become a joke between my spouse and I because of a lyric he has misheard for years, and he still thinks his version is right. (Ah, those mondegreens).
And now, a little about Music Moves Me (aka "4M").
The Head 4M'er is XmasDolly. Her co-4Mers are: Callie of JAmerican Spice, and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥ And last but certainly not least, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy.
Will you join us today with some music of love?