"Never Ending Song of Love"
Never Ending Song of Love - Delaney & Bonnie.jpg
Single by Delaney & Bonnie
B-side"Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go)"
ReleasedMay 1971 (U.S.)
LabelAtco
Songwriter(s)Carl Radle (according to Bobby Whitlock)
Producer(s)Delaney Bramlett
Delaney & Bonnie singles chronology
"Free the People"
(1970)
"Never Ending Song of Love"
(1971)
"Only You Know and I Know"
(1971)

"Never Ending Song of Love" is a song written by Delaney Bramlett, and, according to some sources, by his wife Bonnie Bramlett.[1] It was originally recorded with their 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 No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100[2] and No. 8 on Easy Listening.[3] It reached No. 16 in Australia.

A cover version by The New Seekers was a major hit in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 1971. It spent a few weeks at No. 2 in the UK charts and in South Africa,[4] and reached No. 1 in the Irish charts. It was featured on their album of the same name.

As of 2008, "Never Ending Song of Love", had been covered by over 100 artists.[5]

Chart history

New Seekers

Other cover versions

On the country music charts, at least three versions have become hits:

References

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  2. ^ Leszczak, Bob (2014-12-11). Encyclopedia of Pop Music Aliases, 1950-2000 (in Arabic). Rowman & Littlefield. p. 93. ISBN 9781442240087.
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  4. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Delaney Bramlett; songwriter who wrote 'Let It Rain'". Los Angeles Times. 2008-12-28. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 85. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1971-08-14. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  8. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1971-08-28. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  9. ^ Flavour of New Zealand, 18 October 1971
  10. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  11. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, August 21, 1971
  12. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca.
  13. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  14. ^ "Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 25, 1971". Archived from the original on October 6, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  15. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Never-Ending Song of Love". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  16. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  17. ^ "The New Seekers: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ "Top 20 Hit Singles of 1971". Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  19. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 198.
  20. ^ "The Osmonds > Hot Country Songs". Billboard.
  21. ^ Renée Martel - Un amour qui ne veut pas mourir at YouTube