The Righteous Brothers’ raw emotional R&B sound not only created the genre “Blue-Eyed Soul”, but the very term was coined specifically for them. Combining the density of Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” production with Bill Medley’s deep, rich, powerful baritone created a totally original sound that still resonates today. BMI ranked You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ as having had more television and radio airplay than any other song in history!
In 1987, Medley scored another monumental hit with “(I’VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE,” from the film Dirty Dancing. The song earned an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, and was named Video of The Year. The soundtrack went on to sell 14 million copies and once again put Medley at the top of the Billboard Charts.
In 2003, The Righteous Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Three #1, Seven Top 10 & Thirteen Billboard Top 40 Hits including:
Hit songs include: You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (three time chart topper), (I’ve had) The Time Of My Life, (You’re my) Soul and Inspiration, Ebb Tide, Rock & Roll Heaven, and Unchained Melody.