You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'

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Words & Music: Cynthia Weil/ Barry Mann
You never close your eyes
Anymore when I kiss your lips
There's no tenderness
Like before in you fingertips
You're trying hard not to show it,
But baby, baby I know it

You've lost that lovin' feelin', oh that lovin' feelin'
You've lost that lovin' feelin', now it's gone, gone, gone

There's no tenderness in your eyes
When I reach out for you
Girl, you're starting to criticize
Every little thing I do
It makes me just feel like crying
'Cause baby, something beautiful's dying

You've lost that lovin' feelin', oh that lovin' feelin'
You've lost that lovin' feelin', now it's gone, gone, gone

Baby, baby, I get down on my knees for you
If you would only love me like you used to do
We had a love, love, love, love affair every day
Oh don't, don't, don't, don't take it away
Listen to me, talkin' to you

Bring back that lovin' feelin, oh, that lovin' feelin'
Bring back that lovin' feelin, now it's gone, gone, gone
And I can't go on
Recorded: 1970/08/13, first released on That's the Way It Is

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2013report abuse
Wasn't Spector one of the authors of the song? The Firm did a disappointing version of it in the 80's. Presley did a powerhouse version that works well.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2013report abuse
Elvis at the absolute top of his game and this powerhouse performance possibly pips the great version of the Righteous Brothers. One of his best live tracks of all - I give it 5 stars and a bit more.
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 3, 2012report abuse
This song along with the likes of "I Just Cant Help Believing" was a big break through for Elvis ! The performance on TTWIT was mature Elvis, A far cry from the two deminsional character we were used to seeing in the movies ! Elvis singing "You'v Lost That Lovin Feelin" was the REAL Elvis !
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 3, 2012report abuse
Another gem from my favorite LP TTWII. I much prefer Elvis' version over the Righteous Brothers version as Elvis is my favorite singer and I truly feel that whenever he brought his A game to a song, he could give a better rendition than anyone. I would give this track 4 1/2 stars and put it behind "Just Pretend", "How The Web Was Woven" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" from the same LP. This is the best live track of the four on the LP although there are no subpar tracks of the 12 that made the album
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2012report abuse
Classic!
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2012report abuse
Astounding vocal from Elvis on a classic song which is very, very hard to sing well. Despite this I usually find myself hitting skip when it comes on, perhaps because it seems to drag just a little or maybe you just have to settle down and be in the right mood for it. I love the big ballads and I'm a seventies fan especially so it's hard for me to put my finger on exactly why this one is less than A+ for me. Is it wrong to prefer You don't have to say you love me?
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2012report abuse
Very hard to compare a studio classic with any live version. Totally different scenario, a one take only when you are on stage. With that said, Elvis nailed it and should have stuck to covering songs like this rather than Perry Como, Broadway tunes and Olivia! This was music. That other stuff is white bread compared to it.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2012report abuse
Elvis did an amazing "cover version" of this Righteous Brothers song. It's a shame that Elvis didn't get the song first, and released it as a single. Even non fans, have said to me, "Wow, Elvis nailed that version".
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2009report abuse
The TTWII film version is actually quite ragged and Elvis struggles just once or twice. The version on the TTWII album is fantastic and i just loved the ending that finally saw the light of day on the TTWII box set. But Bobby Hatfields vocal on the original is the one that is THE performance of this great song.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2009report abuse
Always loved this one! But I remember the first time I heard the rehearsal version on that Elvis Aaron Presley boxed set. That version really blew me away and it is still my favorite.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2009report abuse
fantastic song. I've never heard this song better sung than by Elvis. I love the 1970 TTWII versions but also the 1972 Madison Square one. So much better than the original.
Colonel (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2009report abuse
This is where he beats everyone. One of the greatest pieces of music ever done ! Talking about the TTWII-version. The MSG-versions are also very good but miss some kind of the roughness imo
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2008report abuse
Elvis in top form in TTWII. What a performance. Awesome.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2008report abuse
I love Elvis' versions from TTWII and MSG too, but the Righteous Bros. have the ultimate one.
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2008report abuse
The TTWII version is easily the the best rendition of this song ever recorded. So much emotion, so much power. The King showing why he's King. Visually and musically stunning.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2008report abuse
As long as they can find a version that doesn't have the line about having to get back up again of his knees, this spoil's the song for me ! Funny first time around, but ..............
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2008report abuse
Release this song out right now, some good marketing behind it and Elvis has a hit song in 2008 !!
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2008report abuse
Elvis at his best. Powerful, emotional and totally committed performance. What a contrast to just a couple of years back when he was still making soundtrack recordings. If only they those surrounding him could keep him committed throughout his career... This performance is one of the many reasons we are all Elvis fans!
FLASHBOY (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2008report abuse
Fantastic Elvis is simply Fantastic i have no word to describe how i feel when i hear him sing that song he is magical! The greatest!
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on May 22, 2008report abuse
The roughness of Elvis' voice, and the power he has over it, insist that this is the kind of music he should have made all his life: soul music. It was so right for him, even more so than Hound Dog.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 25, 2008report abuse
I vividly remember seeing That's The Way It Is for the first time around midnight. The intriguing opening followed by the explosion by voice and act gave me goose pimples. And it still does as I am fortunate to see this show regularly on a big screen. Like many other recordings here you get a version that makes you easily forget the 'original'.
Cher (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2008report abuse
Everything Elvis ever did was better then whoever did it originally. That's why I can't listen to nuthin' but Elvis now. Everything else is just second best. mho...
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2008report abuse
Majestic!
Aaron Spicer (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2008report abuse
Absolutely stunning. Elvis at the peak of his powers and investing the song with more drama and emotion than the Righteous Brothers could ever dream of!
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2008report abuse
Could have easily been a hit single for Elvis.
ijustcanhelpbelievin (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2008report abuse
elvis sang this great pack in 1970-1972...much better than the original artists!
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2008report abuse
One of the best shownumbers. Of all the great performances in That´s the way it is, this is to me the very best one. I think it´s an Elvis Presley song. I don´t care that it´s the Righteous Brothers that did the classic recording. To me, Elvis´ version is superb, and Righteous Brothers´ version is kind of boring. No way that´s the best version
king al (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2008report abuse
Elvis sang this song with so much emotion. Fantastic...
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2008report abuse
Great song, one of Elvis' best live songs, real dramatic & powerful. But the Rightious Bros record produced by Spector is possibly one of the top 5 pop records ever made and still the classic version.
Colonel (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2008report abuse
Elvis at his best ! No one could do this song like he did. Blows away all versions, including the original. Probably one of the best pieces of music ever, and he did this more than once....
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2008report abuse
Elvis really made this his own, especially in 'That's the Way It Is'. His impassioned call & response with the Inspirations on "Oh don't, don't, don't, don't take it away" and the stripped down sound of the band for "Baby, baby, I get down on my knees for you" is pure spine-tingling rhythm & blues.
ELV75 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2008report abuse
The Rightious Brothers original version is of course the classic version of this song. But Elvis' live version really shows that he could pour out his heart in a song and make it his own. Not too many entertainers can rise above the simple "cover" version.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2008report abuse
Truly a piece of art. I also liked the version Hall and Oates made of it but Elvis's stands on top !
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 8, 2008report abuse
To me this is Elvis at his very best, no-one could, can nor will ever be able to live a song like he did!

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