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Can't Help Falling In Love

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(Peretti, Creatore and Weiss)

Information:
Can’t Help Falling In Love was written for Elvis’s film, Blue Hawaii, by George Weiss, Hugo Peretti, and Luigi Creatore. They based the song on the classical French composition Plaisir d’Amour, by Giovanni Martini (1741-1816). Elvis recorded Can’t Help Falling In Love on March 23, 1961, at Radio Recorders. The take released as a single was #29. The single release had a 14-week stay on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at #2. (Peppermint Twist <Roulette 440> by Joey Dee and the Starliters was number one at the time). On the Easy-Listening chart, Can’t Help Falling In Love replaced When I Fall In love by the Lettermen at the top spot in January 1962. After six weeks at number one, it was replaced by Burl Ives’s A Little Bitty Tear. In England, Can’t Help Falling In Love was number one for four weeks. A Gold Record was certified by the RIAA on March 30, 1962.

Elvis sang Can’t Help Falling In Love in the documentaries Elvis – That’s The Way It Is and Elvis On Tour. The former performance was at the International Hilton in August 1970, while the latter took place on April 9, 1972, in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The song was also performed in the TV specials, Elvis, Elvis – Aloha From Hawaii and Elvis In Concert. Elvis ended his concerts in the 1970s with Can’t Help Falling In Love, just as he ended his 1950s concerts with Hound Dog.

 

Other popular recordings of Can’t Help Falling In Love include those by Al Martino (Capitol 2746) and Andy Williams (Columbia 45094), both in 1970.

Lyrics:

Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay
Would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you

1. Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you

1. (repeat)

Where it was released:
Released for the first time in the album Blue Hawaii »

Singles:

- Can't Help Fallin In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby (RCA 47-7968). December 1961. Standard release »

- Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby (RCA 37-7968). December 1961. Compact 33 single release »

- Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby (RCA 447-0635) November 1962. Gold series release.

- Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby (RCA PB-11102) October 1977. This was included on the box release, 15 Golden Records - 30 Golden Hits (RCA PP-11301) and 20 Golden Hits in Full Color Sleeves (RCA PP-11340).

- Are You Lonesome Tonight / Can't Help Falling In Love (RCA PB-13895). October 1984. One of the six singles included in the box set Elvis' Greatest Hits - Golden Singles, Volume 2, with the "50th" anniversary label.

 

LPs/CDs:

- Blue Hawaii (1961) »

- Elvis NBC TV Special (1968) »

- Elvis From Memphis to Vegas / From Vegas to Memphis (1969) »

- Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1 (1970) »
- Elvis in Person at the International Hotel (1970) »

- Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (1972) »

- Elvis (1973) »

- Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (1973) »

- A Legendary Performer, Volume 1 (1974) »

- Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (1974) »

- Elvis - A Collectors Edition (1976) »

- Elvis In Concert (1977) »

- Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (1977) »

- Blue Hawaii (1977) »

- The Elvis Presley Story (1977) »

– From Elvis With Love (1978) »

- Elvis: Memories (1978) »

- Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Parts 3 & 4 (1978) »

- Elvis Commemorative Album (1978) »

- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) »

- Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1979) »

- Blue Hawaii (1980) »

– Elvis Aron Presley (1980) »

– Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada (1981) »

– Elvis NBC TV Special (1981) »

– Elvis Love Songs (1981) - K-Tel »

- A Valentine Gift For You (1985)

- The Collection, Volume 3 (1986)

- The Top Ten Hits (1987)

- From the Heart (1991)

- The Essential Collection (1994)

- Command Performances: The Essential 60’s Masters II (1995)

- Gold – The Very Best of the King (1995)

- Heart and Soul (1995)

- All Time Greatest Hits (1997)

- Platinum – A Life In Music (1997)

- Always Elvis, The Dutch Album (1997)

- Blue Hawaii, Deluxe Edition (1997)

- An Afternoon In The Garden (1997)

- Are You Lonesome Tonight (1997)

- Forever in Love (1997)

- A Touch Of Platinum, Volume 1 (1998)

- Elvis Aron Presley (1998)

- Memories of the ’68 Comeback Special (1998)

- The Alternate Aloha (1998)

- All the Best (1999)

- Love Songs (1999)

- Ballads (1999)

- The Concert (1999)

- Artist of the Century (1999)

- Burbank '68 (1999) – FTD »

- Can’t Help Falling In Love (1999)

- Best Artist of the Century (2000)

- Elvis Lovin’ - Millennium Masters (2000)

- Elvis 2000: Best of the King (2000)

- Legendary Elvis Presley (2000)

- That’s The Way It Is – Special Edition (2000)

- The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)

- The Love Songs (2000) – Green Hill

- The Swedish Hit Collection (2000)

- Tucson '76 (2000) - FTD »

- One Night In Vegas (2000) - FTD »

- 50 Years 50 Hits (2001)

- Live In Las Vegas (2001)

- Greatest Hits (2001)

- Elvis Hits (2001)

- The Live Greatest Hits (2001)

- Dixieland Rocks (2001) – FTD »

- Elvis 6363 Sunset (2001) – FTD »
- It’s Midnight (2001) - FTD »

- The 50 Greatest Love Songs (2001)

- The Very Best of Love (2001) - Madacy

- Junichiro Koizumi Presents My Favourite Elvis Songs (2001)

- Elvis at the International (2002) – FTD »

- Today Tomorrow and Forever (2002)

- Elvis 30# 1 Hits (2002)

- Dinner at Eight (2002) - FTD »

- Can’t Help Falling In Love, The Hollywood Hits (2003)

- Close-Up (2003)

- New Year’s Eve (2003) - FTD »

- Heart and Soul (2003)

- Dragonheart (2003) - FTD »

- Takin’ Tahoe Tonight (2003) - FTD »

- The Impossible Dream (2004) - FTD »

- Elvis as Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (2004) - FTD »
- Polk Salad Annie (2004) - FTD »

- Closing Night (2004) – FTD »

- Artist Collection (2004)

- Big Boss Man (2005) - FTD »

- Rockin' Across Texas (2005) - FTD »

- All Shook Up (2005) – FTD »

- Summer Festival (2005) - FTD »

- I Found My Thrill (2006) - FTD »

- Writing For the King (2006) - FTD »

- Unchained Melody (2007) - FTD »

- An American Trilogy (2007) – FTD »
- Live in L.A. (2007) – FTD »
- America (2008) - FTD »
- Nevada Nights (2008) - FTD »
- Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas (2008) - FTD »
- I'll Remember You (2008) - FTD »
- Blue Hawaii (2009) - FTD »
- Dixieland Delight (2009) - FTD »
- The Wonder of You (2009) - FTD »
- New Haven '76 (2009) - FTD »
- Rockin' Across Texas (2009) - FTD »
- A Minnesota Moment (2010) - FTD »
- High Sierra (2010) - FTD »
- Showtime! Birmingham/Dallas '76 (2010) - FTD »
- Elvis as Recorded at Boston Garden '71 (2010) - FTD »
- Chicago Stadium (2010) - FTD »
– Live in Las Vegas (2011) - FTD »
- Live in L.A. (2011) - FTD »
– Amarillo '77 (2011) - FTD »
– Stage Rehearsal (2011) - FTD »
– 48 Hours to Memphis (2011) - FTD » 
- On Stage - February, 1970 (2012) - FTD »
- Another Saturday Night (2012) - FTD »
Elvis From Hawaii to Las Vegas (2012) - FTD »
– 3000 South Paradise Road (2012) - FTD » 
– Sold Out! (2013) - FTD »
– Hot August Night (2013) - FTD »
– The On Stage Season (2013) - FTD »
– Destination U.S.A. (2014) - FTD »
- The Return to Vegas (2014) - FTD »
– In Florida (2014) - FTD »
- This is Elvis (2015) - FTD »
- Elvis in West Texas (2015) - FTD »
– Elvis in Alabama (2015) - FTD »
– NBC-TV Special (2016) - FTD »
– Las Vegas 1975 (2016) - FTD »
- Taking Care of Business (2016) - FTD »
- Home Town Shows (2016) - FTD »
– Spirit of Jackson, MS (2016) - FTD »
– Las Vegas '74 (2017) - FTD »
– Elvis in Atlanta (2017) - FTD »
– Elvis at Madison Square Garden (2017) - FTD »
– Lake Tahoe '74 (2017) - FTD »
– The Bicentennial Show (2017) - FTD »
– Murfreesboro '74 (2018) - FTD »
– Omaha, Nebraska '74 (2018) - FTD »
What Now My Love (2018) - FTD »
Holiday Season in 
    Vegas (2018) - FTD »
 

Bootleg Releases:

- Big Boss Man (1974) - no label

- From Las Vegas... to Niagara Falls (1974) - Live Productions

- The Hillbilly Cat "Live" (1974) - Brookville Records

- The Vegas Years, 1972-1975 (1976) - TAKRL

- The Legend Lives On (1976) - Presley Collection Series

- Superstar Outtakes (1976) - E. P. Records

- The Last Farewell (1977) - E.P. Records

- Rockin' With Elvis New Year's Eve Pittsburgh, Pa., 31 de Dezembro de 1976 (1977) - Spirit of America Records

- From the Beach to the Bayou (1978) - Graceland Records

- To Know Him Is To Love Him (1978) - Black Belt Records

- The Burbank Sessions, Volume 2 (1979) - Audifon Records

- Aloha Rehearsal Show - Kui Lee Cancer Benefit (1980) - Amiga Records

- America's Own (1979) - Geneva

- Behind Closed Doors (1979) - Audifon Records

- Plantation Rock (1979) - Audifon Records

- Special Delivery From Elvis Presley (1979) - Flaming Star Records

- Standing Room Only, Volume 2 (1979) - Eagle Records Corp.

- A Dog's Life (1980) - Audifon Records

- Rockin' With Elvis April Fool's Day (1980) - Live Stage Productions

- That's the Way It Is (1980) - Amiga Records

- Unfinished Business (1980) - Reel to Reel Record Company

- The Blue Hawaii Box (1981) - Laurel

 

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