Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Only You - The Platters

Of the millions of songs which have been recorded, only 30 songs can make it into The Lucy Museum of Musicians who deserve entry to Lucy's Museum of Musicians and at number 7 we have Only You by The Platters (1955).

The sublime ballad 'Only You' is the ultimate love song, sung brilliantly by Tony Williams who for me is unmatched in music for sheer brilliance in the vocal talent department.
The piano, the wispy sound of the drum brushes and the rest of the group singing soft backing vocals make this a perfect celebration of being in love and being with someone you cherish.
Incredibly the song was the B-side to 'The Great Pretender' before it become a hit in its own right and become one of the those songs that the budding singers on X Factor avoid as 'too big' although that never stopped Ringo Starr having a go at it which if you have been fortunate enough to not hear, is as terrible as you imagine.

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