You Won’t Want To Miss This Stunning Performance of “Unchained Melody” By Susan Boyle

It’s hard to believe it now, but there was once a time when Susan Boyle was an unknown. Her early years in Scotland were a real struggle. After being misdiagnosed with a learning disability, she was assumed to be unintelligent and was mercilessly bullied at school. Later, she had a lot of trouble finding her place in the world.

But there was a bright spot in Susan Boyle’s life: her knack for singing. Lessons from a good vocal coach helped her hone this natural talent and she regularly sang in choirs, at churches, and even did karaoke at pubs! She was good enough to win local competitions but remained undiscovered. But it all changed when she appeared on the television show “Britain’s Got Talent.” Her dazzling interpretation of a song from the musical “Les Miserables” instantly made her a household name. A few months later, she’d already released her first album!

In the 1955 movie “Unchained,” a prisoner is thinking about escaping from jail because he hasn’t seen the woman he loves in “a long, lonely time.” Alex North and Hy Zaret were hired to compose the music and that’s where the song “Unchained Melody” comes from. Literally, hundreds of recording artists from all over the world have made their own versions of it, not only in English but in many other languages, too. But it was the Righteous Brothers who really put “Unchained Melody” on the map. A half-century later, their 1965 recording is still frequently played on the radio. You may also know the song from the 1990 Patrick Swayze movie “Ghost.”

In the video we’ve posted below, you’ll see Susan Boyle record an incredibly tender version of “Unchained Melody.” She takes this music from a prison movie and transforms it into a love song for everyone.

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