A couple of years ago a documentary came out entitled Echo in the Canyon, which described a music scene that I never knew existed but certainly knew the music from. The “canyon” referred to was Laurel Canyon in LA where many acts came to produce music during 1965 to 1967. One of the songs that came up was one that I heard a lot when I was a little kid, “Never My Love” originally done by its writers, brothers, Don and Dick Addrisi but became a big hit by “The Association.”
As I was reading, I discovered what is to me an astonishing fact about “Never My Love”:
In 1999, the song was recognized as the second most-played song in history, with performances of more than seven million, according to BMI. The #2 rank on the Top 100 Songs of the Century, listing the most-played songs on American radio and television, placed “Never My Love” between the #1 song “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’“, written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector, and Cynthia Weil, and the #3 song “Yesterday” by Lennon–McCartney.wikipedia
Mind you, that was a ranking for the previous hundred years. I’d love to see a current ranking of songs.
Anyway, here it is, a completely sigh-worthy song. (And, nope, I’m not turning in my rocker credentials. I’m a music eclectic. 😉
You ask me if there'll come a time When I grow tired of you Never, my love Never, my love You wonder if this heart of mine Will lose its desire for you Never, my love Never, my love Songwriters: Richard P. Addrisi / Donald J. Addrisi