Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Surprise Hit: Engelbert Humperdinck’s “A Man Without Love” Is Back After 54 Years

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If you wait long enough, everything comes back from the past.

Now it’s Engelbert Humperdinck’s turn. The 60s crooner has seen his 1968 hit “A Man Without Love” suddenly rising on the charts 54 years after it first appeared.

The song is featured on Marvel’s Disney Plus show “Moon Knight” in such a prominent way that it’s sent fans to Spotify in droves. The song is number 5 this morning on the Viral Top 50 in the US.

Not only that. “A Man Without Love” suddenly has 15.9 million streams on Spotify. Most of the other tracks on the Live album from which it was taken average around 50,000 streams.

Engelbert’s real name is Arnold George Dorsey and he turns 86 years young on May 2nd. The real Engelbert was the German composer of “Hansel and Gretel,” among other operas. Dorsey, like Gilbert O’Sullivan and Tom Jones, was renamed by his famous manager, Gordon Mills, who obviously had a sense of humor.

 

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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