Never Ending Song of Love

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"Never Ending Song of Love" is a song written by Delaney Bramlett, and, according to some sources, by his wife Bonnie Bramlett.[1] It was originally recorded with his band, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, in 1971 on the album Motel Shot. Released as a single by Atco Records the same year, "Never Ending Song of Love" became Delaney & Bonnie's greatest hit on the pop charts, reaching a peak of #13 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

"Never Ending Song of Love" has been prominently covered several times. A cover version by The New Seekers was a major hit in the British Isles in 1971. It spent a few weeks at no. 2 in the UK charts, reached no. 1 in the Irish charts, and was the title track on Never Ending Song of Love (album).

On the country music charts, at least three versions have become hits: Dickey Lee recorded a version at the same time as Delaney & Bonnie's original, which reached #8 on Billboard's country charts. Eleven years later, the Osmond Brothers had a minor hit with the song, which reached #43 on the country charts in 1982. Crystal Gayle's last U.S. chart hit was a cover of the song, which reached #72 on the country chart in 1990. As of 2008, it had been covered by over 100 artists.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weber, Bruce (2008-12-30). "Delaney Bramlett, Singer-Songwriter and Slide Guitarist, Dies at 69". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-09-08. 
  2. ^ Leszczak, Bob (2014-12-11). Encyclopedia of Pop Music Aliases, 1950-2000 (in Arabic). Rowman & Littlefield. p. 93. ISBN 9781442240087. 
  3. ^ "Delaney Bramlett; songwriter who wrote 'Let It Rain'". Los Angeles Times. 2008-12-28. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-09-08.