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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} "(You're My) Soul And Inspiration" was the first major hit for the American popgroup The Righteous Brothers after leaving their long-standing producer Phil Spector. It is the title track of their album.<ref name="RBhome">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The single peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian CHUM Charts as well as reaching #15 on the UK Singles Chart.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }} Billboard ranked the record as the No. 3 song for 1966.<ref>Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1966</ref>

After leaving Spector's Philles Records in late 1965, citing personal difficulties with the producer,<ref name="amg">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> the duo moved to the mostly jazz-oriented Verve label and teamed up with Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, who were then part of the legendary Brill Building pop machine in New York City.<ref name="amg2">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Mann and Weil had already co-written the group's previous #1, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'",<ref name="amg2"/><ref name="RS">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> with Spector, and were familiar with their style and capabilities. The production, by the group's baritone Bill Medley, with reverbing pop-orchestra and soaring female back-up choir, is highly imitative of Spector's "Wall of Sound" and does not contrast the sound of the group's early hits. Unlike the group's previously produced Phil Spector singles, producer Bill Medley used a different group of session musicians on this recording other the Wrecking Crew, which played on most of their earlier hits. On this record, the musicians were Art Munson on guitar, Michael Patterson on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass, Drew Johnson on drums, Bill Baker on sax, Dick Shearer on trombone, and Bill King, Sanford Skinner and Bob Faust on trumpet.

This was, however, the end of the group's peak in popularity. Although they entered the charts with their next single, the religiously-oriented "He" (#18 US), before briefly splitting in 1968, they did not enter the top-10 again until reuniting in 1974 with "Rock and Roll Heaven", an ode to fallen musical comrades.<ref name="RBhome"/>


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} "(You're My) Soul And Inspiration" was the first major hit for the American popgroup The Righteous Brothers after leaving their long-standing producer Phil Spector. It is the title track of their album.<ref name="RBhome">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The single peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian CHUM Charts as well as reaching #15 on the UK Singles Chart.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }} Billboard ranked the record as the No. 3 song for 1966.<ref>Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1966</ref>

After leaving Spector's Philles Records in late 1965, citing personal difficulties with the producer,<ref name="amg">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> the duo moved to the mostly jazz-oriented Verve label and teamed up with Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, who were then part of the legendary Brill Building pop machine in New York City.<ref name="amg2">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Mann and Weil had already co-written the group's previous #1, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'",<ref name="amg2"/><ref name="RS">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> with Spector, and were familiar with their style and capabilities. The production, by the group's baritone Bill Medley, with reverbing pop-orchestra and soaring female back-up choir, is highly imitative of Spector's "Wall of Sound" and does not contrast the sound of the group's early hits. Unlike the group's previously produced Phil Spector singles, producer Bill Medley used a different group of session musicians on this recording other the Wrecking Crew, which played on most of their earlier hits. On this record, the musicians were Art Munson on guitar, Michael Patterson on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass, Drew Johnson on drums, Bill Baker on sax, Dick Shearer on trombone, and Bill King, Sanford Skinner and Bob Faust on trumpet.

This was, however, the end of the group's peak in popularity. Although they entered the charts with their next single, the religiously-oriented "He" (#18 US), before briefly splitting in 1968, they did not enter the top-10 again until reuniting in 1974 with "Rock and Roll Heaven", an ode to fallen musical comrades.<ref name="RBhome"/>


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