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Richard Addrisi: “Never My Love”

If people tell me they’ve never heard “Never My Love,” I say, ‘That means you’ve never been in an elevator or a supermarket.’ You can’t escape the song. It’s just there.“


March 11, 2002

By phone from his home in Los Angeles
















In 2002, a press release from BMI, the performing rights organization that represents songwriters, informed that the ballad “Never My Love” was ranked as the second most played song of the 20th century, behind “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” and ahead of “Yesterday.” I might have tossed the press release in the wastebasket but for one fact: “Never My Love” was written by Don and Dick Addrisi, two brothers born and raised near Boston. Local boys.