Street Performers Deliver Soulful 'Unchained Melody' Duet

Street Performers Deliver Soulful 'Unchained Melody' Duet

In this YouTube video, street performers Allie Sherlock and Cuan Durkin perform the song ‘Unchained Melody’ by the Righteous Brothers. 

Allie is an Irish singer who has gained popularity by performing live on the streets of Dublin. Cuan is another young Irish musician who performs well with Allie. They both have active YouTube pages where they share their work. 

The song they are singing, ‘Unchanged Melody,’ was first released in 1955. The music is by Alex North, with lyrics by Hy Zaret. The song was written as a theme for the movie Unchained, which came out in 1955. However, the song became more popular when the Righteous Brothers recorded it 1965. 

The lyrics make for a romantic love song, which begins with, “Woah, my love, my darling,” and ends with, “Are you still mine? I need your love I need your love…”

Elvis Presley performed the song in 1977 and recorded it as a single. It is also one of the songs used in the movie Elvis from 2022. In 1990, the song resurfaced in popularity after being used in the movie Ghost. 

Allie and Cuan have gained quite the crowd with their version of ‘Unchained Melody.’ Their duet starts off slow, but the tempo picks up as the song goes on. At times, the two smile at one another. 

Many in the comments enjoyed their performance together. One commenter says, “Allie, it's so good to see this video again. You and Cuan absolutely excelled yourselves! Talk about goosebumps!! Thank you for this great posting” and another, “Allie and Cuan take the audience into a world that reflects the different facets of this timeless love song. With unique musical dedication and empathy, they masterfully convey the touching message of the song. Love, love and more love.”

“And now stays faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” - 1 Corinthians 13:13

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