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Til I Kissed You by The Everly Brothers

45 single of (Till) I Kissed You by The Everly Brothers

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There’s no group in this first era of rock n roll like The Everly Brothers. Their song “(Til) I Kissed You” is a classic golden oldie. Maybe a kiss can change entirely how you feel, and this song by Don Everly captures that moment of young love.In the late 1950s, The Everly Brothers were a top act for Cadence Records. In 1959, the song was on the charts for 16 weeks and peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was #8 on the U.S. Country Chart and #22 on the R&B Chart. The song was also an international success, going to #2 in Australia, #3 in Canada, and #2 in the U.K. Chet Atkins played guitar on the record. The Crickets played on it as well.

Here are the lyrics:

“Never felt like this until I kissed ya
How did I exist until I kissed ya
Never had you on my mind
Now you’re there all the time
Never knew what I missed til I kissed ya, uh-huh
I kissed ya, oh yeah

Things have really changed since I kissed ya, uh-huh
My life’s not the same now that I kissed ya, oh yeah
Mmm, ya got a way about ya
Now I can’t live without ya
Never knew what I missed til I kissed ya, uh-huh
I kissed ya, oh yeah

You don’t realize what you do to me
And I didn’t realize what a kiss could be
Mmm, ya got a way about ya
Now I can’t live without ya
Never knew what I missed til I kissed ya, uh-huh
I kissed ya, oh yeah

You don’t realize what you do to me
And I didn’t realize what a kiss could be
Mmm, ya got a way about ya
Now I can’t live without ya
Never knew what I missed til I kissed ya, uh-huh
I kissed ya, oh yeah

I kissed ya, uh-huh
I kissed ya, oh yeah”

If you would like to read more about their song “Wake Up Little Susie,” please click here.

Don and Phil Everly were both guitarists and sing a beautiful, close harmony where each line can often stand on its own as a melody line. In addition to their harmonic style, they brought elements of country and pop music into rock and roll. Don was born in 1937 and Phil in 1939. They sang professionally before their teens, as their father Ike Everly was a guitarist and performer. They both went into the U.S. Marine Corp. Reserve in 1961. Phil passed away earlier this year. About their music, Don said: “We never followed trends. We did what we liked and followed our instincts. Rock’n’roll did survive, and we were right about that. Country did survive, and we were right about that. You can mix the two but people said we couldn’t.”

<For More Golden Oldies Music
The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday NIght, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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