“Never Ending Song of Love” is a song written by Delaney Bramlett, and, according to some sources, by his wife Bonnie Bramlett. 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 and number eight Easy Listening. It reached #16 in Australia.
“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
Motel Shot is the fourth studio album by Motel Shot is the fourth studio album by Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, released in 1971. The album, their third for Atco/Atlantic (catalog no. SD 33-358) and fifth overall, is a mostly acoustic set. The album’s title refers to the impromptu, sometimes late-night, jam sessions pursued by […]
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