The classic Otis Redding track ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long‘ was one of four superb songs played on the new episode of Will Trent on Tuesday night — Will Trent, Season 1, Episode 7, “Unable to Locate“.
But it was the standout song of the episode, as it illustrated beautifully the decades-long relationship between Will and Angie.
‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long‘ played as Angie is talking to the dog about Will, and in the flashback as she remembers her first kiss with Will.
The track was heard a second time at the end of the episode as Angie is telling Will she isn’t pregnant.
We then see Will hiding the tape he had made for her. (Man, the poor guy is always getting shafted, isn’t he?)
Otis Redding’s ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long‘ was released decades ago, way back in 1965 as a standalone single.
The melancholic song was so successful, it was then featured on his third album Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul, which came out several months later.
In its intial single release, the track hit seven different charts in the United States.
Its highest ranking was at #23 on the Billboard R&B chart.
The song has since gone on to become one of Redding’s signature songs, as well as being covered by such iconic artists as The Rolling Stones, and Ike & Tina Turner.
Tragically, Redding himself died a year after ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long‘ came out. The singer was only 26-years-old, and was at the height of his popularity when he was killed in a light aircraft crash on his way to perform in a concert in Wisconsin.
He has since become known as one of the best American singers of all time.
Listen to Otis Redding’s ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long‘ in the video, and on the soul singer’s Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul album below.
You can watch Will Trent via Hulu.
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