Unchain My Heart

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"Unchain My Heart" is a song written by Bobby Sharp and recorded first in 1961 by Ray Charles and in 1963 by Trini Lopez and later by many others. Sharp, a drug addict at the time, sold the song to Teddy Powell for $50. Powell demanded half the songwriting credit. Sharp later successfully fought for the rights to his song. In 1987, he was also able to renew the copyright for his publishing company, B. Sharp Music. The song was a hit for Charles when released as a single in late 1961. Accompanied by his backup singers the Raelettes, Charles sang about wanting to be free from a woman "who won't let (him) go". His band included longtime saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman. The song reached number nine on the pop singles chart and number one on the R&B singles chart and was the working title of Charles' 2004 biopic Ray. 


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2002
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Unchain my heart (unchain my heart), baby let me be (unchain my heart)
Unchain my heart (unchain my heart) 'cause you don't care about me (unchain my heart)
You've got me so like a pillow case
But you let my love go away so
Unchain my heart oh
Please me set me free

Unchain my heart (unchain my heart), baby let me go (unchain my heart)
Unchain my heart (unchain my heart), 'cause you don't love me no more (unchain my heart)
Ev'ry time I call you on the phone
Some fella tells me that you're not at home so
Unchain my heart, oh
Please me set me free

I'm under you spell (I'm under your spell) like a man in a trance (like a man in a trance)
But I know darn well (but I know darn well) that I don't stand a chance (that I don't stand a chance)

So unchain my heart (unchain my heart) let me go my way (unchain my heart)
Unchain my heart (unchain my heart) you worry me night and day (unchain my heart)
Why lead me through a life of misery
When you don't care a bag of beans for me
So unchain my heart oh 
Please me set me free

I'm under you spell (I'm under your spell) like a man in a trance (like a man in a trance)
Oh I know darn well (but I know darn well) that I don't stand a chance (that I don't stand a chance)

So unchain my heart (unchain my heart) let me go away (unchain my heart)
Unchain my heart (unchain my heart) you worry me night and day (unchain my heart)
Why lead me through a life of misery
When you don't care a bag of beans for me
So unchain my heart oh 
Please me set me free (please set me free)
Ah won't you set me free (please set me free)
Woah set me free (please set me free)
Wow, set me free, little darlin' (please set me free)
Ah, won't you set me free

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Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American musician known as Ray Charles (to avoid confusion with champion boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.) He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company.Frank Sinatra called Charles “the only true genius in show business.” more »

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Written by: Robert L Sharp, Teddy Powell

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