Never Ending Song of Love
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"Never Ending Song of Love" is a song written by Delaney Bramlett. It was originally recorded with his band, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, in 1971 on the album Motel Shot. Released as a single 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 on August 14, 1971 and #9 on the Cash Box Top 100 on August 21st, 1971.
"Never Ending Song of Love" has been prominently covered several times. A cover version by the 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, and reached no. 1 in the Irish charts.
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.
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