THE WALKER BROTHERS ‘Love Her’ (1965)
It takes a bit of prep work, but some Mourning Glories could be cannily chosen to convey secret-ish messages from beyond the grave. The Walker Brothers possibly weren’t thinking that when making this symphonic ’60s nugget, but the alternative to the heart-achingly obvious ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore’ reaches its apogee in a hushed, crushed middle eight when they boldly encourage her new lover in ‘Love Her’ to: “Be the guy that I couldn’t be… Love her, love her for me”. This was their second ever single and, intriguingly, the first with Scott fronting up the vocals. As if that was ever going to work.