Aiken, Clay - Unchained Melody Lyrics




Oh, my love, my darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long lonely time

And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?

I need your love
I, I need your love
God speed your love to me

Lonely rivers flow to the sea, to the sea
To the open arms of the sea
Lonely rivers shy, wait for me, wait for me
I'll be coming home, wait for me

Oh, my love, my darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long lonely time

And time goes by
So slowly and time can do so much
Are you still mine?

I need your love
I, I need your love
God speed, God speed your love to me
I, I need your love
God speed, God speed your love to me





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  1. Faith Moore

    🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  2. smoke14

    *Text Vote To Number*


    2003 - when you had to pay per text message

  3. Dávid Putnoki A.

    Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. L K

    The Best!

  5. Dennis facundo lopez R

    Muy rapido y muy mal cantado no se me eriza ni un pendejo de los huevos

  6. Brad Nichelson

    3x faster than it should be. Not enough time to do this one.

  7. Poleczech1988

    My God those eyebrows!

  8. Danielle Harper

    Watching this in 2019 and I still get chills xoxo to me he will always be the best and most talented idol xoxo

  9. adam erickson

    They hyped Fatboy so much, if he lost there would have been riots. Fatty, you lost and are a joke.

  10. DEBORA BN

    Bellísimo!!!!

  11. Katie Williams

    He was so good he should have won I think if he would have won he would have stayed in the music business

  12. Wassermelone ist der Squad

    00:01 it sounds like the german word "Ecken" in english that means "corners"

  13. BANKO007

    It's good but when you hear real singers, like Il Divo, this sounds a bit lame by comparison.

  14. Kelly França

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻awesome!!!

  15. Julie Henry-Heard

    He sang this song so beautiful. All these years later, and I still can't get enough of his version of this song. Especially when he hits that high note...amazing...beautiful!!!

  16. Harcz Daniel Balázs

    Still watching this in 2018...

  17. Coin Farts

    To say the competition was fixed is extremely unfair to Ruben. He deserved to win! I’m not saying Clay didn’t, his voice is magical.

  18. Rhonda Smith

    Man that voice. He can sing!!!!!

  19. Rhonda Smith

    He has and always will be a Winner in my book. come on clay, let's go to the white house!

  20. Ilovecats251

    Beautiful!

  21. Richard McNulty

    Ok I really like Clay, but am I the only one who thinks this rendition is super obnoxious? So one note the entire time. Just my 2 cents

  22. Jesse Cole

    It's 2018. I'm here.

  23. BoxingBRK DWN

    The goat

  24. Julie Mont.

    I still watching too. I wish he could sing more often.......

  25. J Monty

    Voice of an angel

  26. Joseph Barclay Ross

    Contests for singing are like contests for living. Ridiculous.

  27. muji muji

    2017 reporting in.

  28. ladyofwisdom2

    I didn't like this arrangement but heck he slayyyyyed those vocals!!! Lovely😚😙😊😊

  29. Debbie H

    Why didn't he win?

  30. Catgravy69

    I remember flipping through channels and I came upon AI when he was about to sing this. I thought I would watch a train wreck happen, as this is not an easy song... but when he nailed it, I became an instant fan!!!

  31. Meng II

    It’s 2017 I still watch it

    Kerry Baker

    Me too!!!

  32. Marilyn M. R.

    With Unchained Melody and Bridge over Troubled Waters, Clay Aiken should have won hands down!!!!   Better, bigger voice.   I love to watch this video.   How he didn't win, I do not know.   I voted for Clay.

  33. Huguette17

    Wonderful singer, beautiful voice.

  34. Mountain Warrior

    For those who think Aiken didn't win, compare the sale of his albums to those of Studdard.

  35. brooksie194

    took it and made it his own

  36. Philip Murray

    The guy knows how to sing really well, there's no doubt about that.. buts he's got a fuckin' weird ass sounding voice. I dont know exactly what it is. Too much vibrato, too robotic, too much diva queen in the tone? I don't know but it turns me off. He can hit every note in the world perfectly and still not have the best sounding voice.

  37. N. Chambers

    Got damn that boy can sing!!!

  38. CharlesBarry

    I LIKED IT BUT I THINK HE SHOULD HAVE SLOWED IT DOWN A BIT, SO WE COULD HAVE HEARD HOW CLEAR HIS VOICE REALLY IS !

  39. Taurerewa Te Kanawa

    His best performance IMO. Top 5 American Idol performances of all time

  40. Delly Kwan

    Still,the most amazing voice ever in American Idol..God bless u n fams,Clay..$$$

  41. Tom Keuffer

    how he not win

  42. General Balage

    Clay Aiken is the definition of faggy. Nuff said.

  43. Christian Hugo

    2017,I stii watch it

    Christian Hugo

    still....

  44. Grady Taylor

    Anybody else have to replay the way Seacrest said "Aiken" in the beginning??? Or just me??? Plz advise

    USA GUY

    yeah pronounced as in oh my Acken Back lol but I don't believe Ryan was trying to be disprespectul

    OurNewestMember

    Plz be advised:
    Does not require replay but requires review upon every replay, without exception.

    Reconstructive analysis:
    "Clayy...Aiy-kinn."

    Discussion:
    Just ridiculous. There are no words for this noise.

  45. B.L.N

    Terry Lin sings this 100% better this

  46. Allisha Heart

    I just got chills listening to him

  47. christian schollaert

    Marvellous!

  48. Jonathan Aditya

    Now, clay aiken is a politician. Never heard him sing again. Damn it, this guy sings better than 95% of the singers from this generation. Smh.

    Kia Thomas

    Adit Jonathan Interesting. I did not know he became a politician. I always wondered what happened.

    Jonathan Aditya

    Kia Thomas ikr. He's doing well as a politician tho. But still at the end, his talent goes to waste

  49. Michael Mills

    Clay Aiken should have won for he can hit the high notes in singing pitch like in the Key of A# to F# maybe E# rang.

  50. Blonde Tigress

    No one should, ever, ever, ever sing this. The Righteous Brother's version is untouchable. What do these people see in this, Clay, guy? He makes my stomach ache and up comes and shoots out the last meal, I've eaten.

  51. Charles Morland

    Magnificent voice, excellent band. Well Done!!!

  52. tam luv

    3 3 Clay 3

  53. Sue Callahan

    he's still MY American Idol

  54. Rach Shawn U

    2016 yeah baby!!!

  55. Aaron Warren

    that was flawless 👏👏

  56. Beverly Hicks

    Still can't believe he didn't win😭

    Abby Mortensen

    right? I'm still mad!

    Sandy gravel

    I will always be pissed. That season was rigged .I have never watched since!!!!!!

  57. Katherine H

    like it

  58. Stonecoldcwbys

    AWSOME JOB!!!

  59. freelightway

    TOO MUCH BROADWAY... LACK A LITTLE BIT OF EMOTION FROM THE SONG

    Marilyn M. R.

    What???   No emotion???   Can you even hear and know what good singing is???   Maybe, you lack emotion so you don't see the emotion when Clay sings this song???

  60. Carla Denise M Jones

    Beautiful voice. ..

  61. lisa tillman

    Why so fast?

    Beverly Hicks

    The one thing I learned from Clay was every song he sang he made it his own ! Maybe that was why he sang it a little faster but it could be time restraints! But he was robbed we tried and tried to vote for him and always busy so we thought it was a good thing. However my curiosity got the best of me and I called Studdards number and got right through. That was more than odd! I will always believe he won ! 💔

    Regina Collins

    Melanie Hope -

  62. A Font

    still nothing in comparison to the righteous brothers

  63. Ros Gee

    YOU ARE THE BEST, CLAY!!!!

  64. Carol Grooms

    Clay clay clay what can i say. Your the best

  65. Jimmy Michaels

    Dear God HE is GREAT!!

  66. Bipedal Primate

    good... but... cmon... overdone as hell and sort of annoying. would never sit and listen to this

    Ane Emelia sings

    I disagree. I am in love with his performance ^^ I would pay to sit and listen to this over and over

  67. DarKKnightt07

    One of the best performances on american idol ever

  68. Suzanne Perryman

    Clay Aiken should have won American Idol

  69. Albert Strickland

    God almighty..  what a voice he's got to be one of best vocalist of all time... When he can take the Righteous brothers on ... great God... wonderful... wonderful

  70. Ofc. Jo Phi

    1:23 *faints drops passes out*

  71. Jason Cochran

    This is easily the best vocalist to come through American Idol in the shows entire history.

    It is hilarious that he didn't win. He has complete command of his vocals and his range is fantastic. Essentially he was already a professional singer in terms of his control and quality.

  72. kern39743

    definetley  not in bobby hatfields class

  73. Felipe Prado

    Palha! Tentou, mas não chega perto do original!

  74. Gail Jones

    He makes me have chills all over my body. I love you Clay!

  75. Ranzel Niban

    I love your song clay

  76. Theo Van Bekkum

    geweldig

  77. Tom Daring

    He sings really well, very professional. But... I don't feel anything in this performance, lack of feeling.

  78. Pople BackyardFarm

    My Clay sang this to me 3 days after he met me publicly at a wedding . Love this.

  79. Adnan Hassan

    I love the original ... but I have to say his vocals are fantastic !

  80. Myss Tery

    ...you ruined the song with this tempo... pitty...

  81. youngleo_95

    He has an incredible voice.  I just don't think the background music, or backup singers in other videos for instance allow him to convey the emotions that he can.

  82. shejean

    Clay didn't 'rush' the song. Each contestant had X amount of time to perform each song---blame the musical director if you thought this was 'rushed'. As for the show being 'fixed' due to Clay 'losing'- the mistake the producers made was to not have enough phone lines or time for all of Clay's millions of votes OVER Ruben that was trying to get in. Two producers admitted 'Clay received 80 percent of the vote EVERY single week he was on.' They knew they had a phenomenon on the show. But..... The very next season each finalist was given 2-3 phone lines and double the hours for their votes to get in. In Clay's case it didn't matter if he won or not; he became much more successful than Ruben.
    All of Clay's performances were perfection ( no matter what Simon said---even though Simon later admitted he believed Clay was 'the best'.)

  83. TheSalisburyFamVlogs

    ...This man didn't win!? He was robbed! Show had to have been fixed!

    Blake Restivo

    +Sam Thompson I was literally just about to comment about Adam Lambert, that was complete BS LOL.

    tipofmytongue1024

    Rocky Mountain Horror Show LOLLOLOLOLOL

    lovemuffin1963

    Umm no Carrie Underwood & Kelly Clarkson have that title,'

  84. agg adfgawdgv

    He's a great karaoke singer!

  85. RUNOSUE16

    SORRY CLAY THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE SO MEAN TO YOU, BUT THEY ARE IGNORANT AND THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND.  I LOVE YOUR VOICE AND IT IS PERFECT FOR MY EARS.  KEEP US HAPPY WITH YOUR VOICE.  THANK YOU.

    RUNOSUE16

    @Kianne Yourface HI KIANNE, LOVE YOUR NAME. THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION. MY NAME IS SUZANNE I TEACH LINE DANCING COUNTRY ROCK AND ROLL. I COULD NOT GET RUNAROUNDSUE SO I TOOK THE O FOR AROUND RUN O SUE. TALK TO YOU AGAIN.

    Jarienill Cho

    no problem :) have a good day, sweetie

    RUNOSUE16

    @Kianne Yourface YOU ALSO HAVE GREAT DAYS.

    Katherine Ghassemlou

    @RUNOSUE16 Sorry Dear, but he isn't singing any more. A great loss to us all.

  86. Roustam Baimatov

    That is what I call truly professional singing.

  87. Jeri Conolly

    what a wonderful singer clay is.

  88. 100 black rose lover

    Ok, so, by popular demand, I am watching it again.
    How do you say "perfect"?  It doesn't get any better.  This is called 'A FLAWLESS PERFORMANCE!
    I can be very critical when it comes to music, but Clay's version of this is "WWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!

    Crazy4BSB44849

    i never liked this song before but he made me like it!

    Myles Lenaught

    Vocal prowess is there. It'd be perfect if only the tempo wasn't so fast…

  89. Vernon France

    He has a nice voice both when he sings in his normal register and when he goes into falsetto, but I think he rushes the song. It was written by a man who had incarceration between him and his loved one, so he had no reason to be in such a hurry. Furthermore, Aiken's heart should be achin', almost breakin', but his voice does not convey that, IMO. He does slow down for the last part and is much more effective.  Of course, on those made for TV versions of songs, time constraints force singers to either skip some of the lyrics or sing faster, so it is not his fault.

  90. Gary Vuorela

    HI Clay,I always loved that song well done.Peace.GARYV.

  91. Anne Page

    This was his version and he did a beautiful job of this song and I love to listen to him sing.

  92. Chris N

    there's nothing spectacular in his voice... idk why he won. Young women in US just hungry for anything that sooth their donk ears...Listen to Righteous brothers

    Edwin Wins

    He didn't win....

  93. StarOceanSora360

    he sounds like a disney star

  94. ninna258

    I was a huge Righteous Brothers fan. Always loved this song, which has been recorded by over fifty performers in the last sixty years. This is from 2003, when contestants sang to back-up tracks, with not much control over it. Clay Aiken recorded his own version of this song 2010(?), which is amazing. What I appreciate is that he has recorded many classics which has not been heard in years. I think we find singers who affect us with their voices, just because you don't like their singing style, doesn't mean they're not exceptional.

  95. jean berger

    Very good but, this belongs to Bobby Hatfield and always will!!

  96. Auntie Mama

    He should have won 

    StarOceanSora360

    everyone knows that lol

  97. Celeste Mingis

    Best of the best!  Still watch him sing too. This was back when the contestants sang to a backing track -- and a short part of a song.  Clay blew everyone away!  No band, no backup singers, no fancy lighting and stage affects -- just the performer.