When Will I Be Loved? - The Everly Brothers (1960)
Cadence Records were so angry that The Everly Brothers had left them for Warner Brothers that they put out today's song as a single after they had already had a hit at Warner with "Cathy's Clown". It didn't set the charts on fire like " Cathy..." had done, but it has proven to be one of their strongest and most revered releases ever. The ultimate romantic query for the lonely, it has been covered by everyone from John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen to Linda Rondstadt, who made it a number two hit, barely kept out of the top position by the wiley Captain and Tennille. The Everly Brothers are sometimes looked over by today's music fans, but they are ripe for re-investigation. Their harmonies inspired Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, Fleet Foxes and countless others along the mystery train. Their Cadence run of singles is ultra impressive and the more sophisticated releases for Warner are full of hidden treasures. Hunt away, my music spelunkers!