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This Was Most Likely the Prom Song the Year You Graduated High School

Best Life Logo By Chase Morgan of Best Life | Slide 2 of 66: Before it was covered by the Righteous Brothers, who made it the song we all know and love, "Unchained Melody" had already spent a decade as a popular romantic single. Originally commissioned for the 1955 prison film Unchained, the song quickly topped the charts, becoming an instant slow dance favorite, and later earning an Oscar nom.

1955: "Unchained Melody," Les Baxter

Before it was covered by the Righteous Brothers, who made it the song we all know and love, "Unchained Melody" had already spent a decade as a popular romantic single. Originally commissioned for the 1955 prison film Unchained, the song quickly topped the charts, becoming an instant slow dance favorite, and later earning an Oscar nom.

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