The Righteous Brothers is a musical duo of Bill Medley and (formerly) Bobby Hatfield. They began performing together in 1962 in the Los Angeles area as part of a five-member group called The Paramours, but adopted the name "The Righteous Brothers" when they embarked on their recording career as a duo. Their most active recording period was in the 1960s and 70s, and although the duo was inactive for some years, Hatfield and Medley reunited in 1981 and continued to perform until Hatfield's death in 2003. Their emotive vocal style is sometimes dubbed "blue-eyed soul".

Hatfield and Medley have contrasting vocal range that helped them create a distinctive sound as a duet, but also strong vocal talent individually that allowed them to perform as soloists. Medley sang the low parts with his bass-baritone voice, with Hatfield taking the higher register vocals with his countertenor voice.

They had their first hit with the 1964 song "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", produced by Phil Spector and often considered one of his finest works. Other notable hits include "Ebb Tide", "Soul and Inspiration", "Rock and Roll Heaven", and in particular, "Unchained Melody". Both Hatfield and Medley also had for a time their own solo careers. In 2016, Medley reformed The Righteous Brothers with Bucky Heard and they continue to perform as a duo.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1965 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 1
1965 Just Once in My Life 1
1965 This is New! 1
1966 Back to Back 1
1966 Go Ahead and Cry 1
1966 Soul & Inspiration 1
1974 Give It to the People 1
1975 The Sons of Mrs Righteous 5 3
1991 Unchained Melody 1
The Great 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1967 Greatest Hits 1
1967 Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 1
1975 Unchained Melody: Best of Righteous Brothers 3
1982 Historia de la Música Rock - 41 4 1
1984 Greatest Hits 3
1989 Anthology 1962-1974 1
1990 Greatest Hits 2.5 1
1990 The Very Best of The Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody 2
1990 Unchained Melodies 1
1991 Rock and Roll Heaven 1
1992 The Wonderful World of The Righteous Brothers 1
1994 Inspirations 1
1996 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 1
1996 Master Series: The Righteous Brothers 2
1999 The Best of The Righteous Brothers 1
1999 The Collection 1
2000 The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Righteous Brothers 1
2003 The Best of Righteous Brothers 1
2006 Gold 1
2006 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Righteous Brothers 1
2007 Colour Collection 1
2008 Rock 'N' Roll Legends 1
2009 The Definitive Collection 1
2013 The Essential Collection 1
( 1993 ) Unchained Melody Greatest Hits 1
All the Hits 1
All the Hits 1
Best of Righteous Brothers 1
Reunion 1
The Best 1
The Best of the Righteous Brothers 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1990 One for the Road 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1964 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / There's a Woman 1
1965 Hung on You / Unchained Melody 1
1965 Go Ahead and Cry 1
1965 Melancholy Music Man 1
1990 Unchained Melody 2

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
A Change Is Gonna Come 1
Gold 1

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