B.B. King “The Thrill is Gone” live 1993 TOPICS:B.B. KingThe Thrill is Gone Tom Beetz, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons “The Thrill is Gone” is a blues song released by B.B. King in 1969 on his album Completely Well. The song was written by Rick Darnell and Roy Hawkins. “The Thrill is Gone” reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.