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Can't Help Falling in Love

"Can't Help Falling in Love"
Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley US picture sleeve.png
Standard artwork for most single releases (original 1961 North American edition pictured)
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Blue Hawaii
B-side "Rock-A-Hula Baby"[1]
Released October 1, 1961
Format 7" vinyl 45 picture sleeve
Recorded March 23, 1961, Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California
Genre Pop
Length 2:59
Label RCA Victor
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Elvis Presley (Joseph Lilley for Paramount Pictures)[3]
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Little Sister"

(1961)
"Can't Help Falling in Love"

(1961)
"Rock-A-Hula Baby"

(1961)
Music video
"Can't Help Falling in Love" (audio) on YouTube

"Can't Help Falling in Love" is a 1961 song recorded by American singer Elvis Presley for the album Blue Hawaii (1961). It was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George David Weiss and published by Gladys Music, Inc.[2] (The melody is based on "Plaisir d'amour",[4] a popular French love song composed in 1784 by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini). The song was initially written for a woman as "Can't Help Falling in Love with Him", which explains the first and third line ending on "in" and "sin" rather than words rhyming with "you".[5]

"Can't Help Falling in Love" was featured in Presley's 1961 film Blue Hawaii. During the following four decades, it has been recorded by numerous other artists, including Bob Dylan on his 1973 album Dylan, Tom Smothers, Swedish pop group A-Teens, and the British reggae group UB40, whose 1993 version topped the U.S. and UK charts.

Elvis Presley version [ edit ]

Elvis Presley's version of the song topped the British charts in 1962, spending four weeks at no. 1. The single is certified Platinum by the RIAA, for US sales in excess of one million copies. In the United States, the song peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 behind Joey Dee and the Starliters' "Peppermint Twist"[6] and went to No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for six weeks.[7][8]

During Presley's late 1960s and 1970s live performances, the song was performed as the show's finale. Most notably, it was also sung in the live segment of his 1968 NBC television special, and as the closer for his 1973 Global telecast, Aloha from Hawaii. A version with a faster arrangement was the closing number in Presley's final TV special, Elvis in Concert. "Can't Help Falling in Love" was also the last song he performed live, at his concert in Indianapolis at Market Square Arena on 26 June 1977.[9]

The recording appeared on the 1997 CD re-issue Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3 as a bonus track and on the 2002 career retrospective collection ELV1S: 30 No. 1 Hits.

In 2015, the song was included on the If I Can Dream album, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Presley's birth. The version uses archival voice recordings of Presley and his singers, backed by new orchestral arrangements performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Track listings [ edit ]

7" single

  1. "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You"
  2. "Rock-A-Hula Baby"

Personnel [ edit ]

Certifications [ edit ]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Gold 500,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[11] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

UB40 version [ edit ]

"(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You"
(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You by UB40 CD edition.jpg
Artwork for European CD single, used with similar font but different layout for other format releases
Single by UB40
from the album Sliver: Music from the Motion PictureandPromises and Lies
Released May 10, 1993
Format
Recorded March 3, 1993
Genre
Length 3:24
Label Virgin
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) UB40
UB40 singles chronology
"One in Ten"

(1992)
"(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You"

(1993)
"Higher Ground"

(1993)

In 1993, British reggae band UB40 recorded the song as the first single from their 1993 album Promises and Lies. The song was released in May 1993, in the majority of countries worldwide. It eventually climbed to No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 after debuting at No. 100, and remained there for seven weeks. It was also number one in the United Kingdom, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand.

The song appears on the soundtrack of the movie Sliver,[12] the trailer for Fools Rush In, and an episode of Hindsight. In the US, and on the Sliver soundtrack, the song title was listed as "Can't Help Falling in Love," rather than what appeared on the record sleeve. The single version of the song also has a slightly different backing rhythm and melody.

The song and band also appear in the 1997 film Speed 2: Cruise Control.

Track listings [ edit ]

CD single
  1. "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" – 3:24
  2. "Jungle Love" – 5:09
CD maxi
  1. "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" – 3:24
  2. "Jungle Love" – 5:09
  3. "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" (Extended Mix) – 6:03
10" single
  1. "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" (Extended Mix) – 6:03
  2. "Jungle Love" – 5:09
  3. "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" – 3:24
7" single
  1. "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" – 3:24
  2. "Jungle Love" – 5:09

Charts and sales [ edit ]

A-Teens version [ edit ]

"Can't Help Falling in Love"
ATEENSCantHelpFallingInLove.jpeg
Single by A-Teens
from the album Lilo & StitchandPop 'til You Drop!
B-side "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride"
Released 6 May 2002 (US)

31 July 2002 (SE)

12 August 2002 (AU)

17 September 2002 (DE)

23 September 2002 (EU)
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre Dance-pop [37]
Length 3:06
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Mark Hammond
A-Teens singles chronology
"Heartbreak Lullaby"

(2001)
"Can't Help Falling in Love"

(2002)
"Floorfiller"

(2002)

The song was the A-Teens's first single from their third studio album, Pop 'til You Drop!, as well as for the Lilo & Stitch movie soundtrack, which was originally scheduled to include several Presley tracks, the A-Teens picking it for inclusion in the soundtrack. It was later also featured as a bonus track on their third studio album, New Arrival for the European market. The video had thus tremendous exposure on several television channels, with the A-Teens eventually including the song in their third album. As a result, the song had two music videos, one to promote the Disney movie, the other for the album. It is also shown in the teen pop compilation album, Disney Girlz Rock.

The song reached No. 12 in Sweden, No. 16 in Argentina, and No. 41 in Australia.

Music video [ edit ]

The video was directed by Gregory Dark and filmed in Los Angeles, California. It had two different versions. The "Disney Version", as the fans named it, features scenes of the movie, and also new scenes of the A-Teens with beach costumes. The "A-Teens Version" of the video, features the A-Teens on the white background with different close-ups and choreography, and scenes with puppies and different costumes.

Releases [ edit ]

Tracks marked + are not A-Teens tracks.

European 2-track CD single

  1. "Can't Help Falling in Love" [Album Version] – 3:06
  2. "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" – 3:27 +

European/Australian CD maxi

  1. "Can't Help Falling in Love" [Album Version] – 3:06
  2. "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" – 3:27 +
  3. "He Mele, No Lilo" – 2:28 +

Other versions [ edit ]

1961 sheet music, Gladys Music, Inc.
  • The uptempo version by Andy Williams peaked at No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1970.
  • The Al Martino recording was released by Capitol Records and charted in 1970, peaking at No. 51 on the Billboard charts and No. 57 on the Cashbox chart.
  • The Stylistics went to No. 4 in the UK with a disco version in 1976.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck recorded the song in 1979 on his This Moment in Time LP. The single became an Adult Contemporary hit, reaching #44 in the U.S. and #11 in Canada.
  • Lick the Tins first released their version on a single[38] in 1985 and included it on their 1986 album Blind Man on a Flying Horse. It peaked at no. 42 and spent nine weeks on the UK Singles Chart that year.[2] It was also used in the movie Some Kind of Wonderful.
  • Russell Watson reached no. 69 in the UK in a 2006 recording[39]
  • In 1987, Corey Hart's recording reached No. 1 in Canada and No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • In 1997, Spiritualized's original pressing of Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space had a version of the title track that incorporated the lyrics and melody of "Can't Help Falling in Love".[40] The Presley estate initially objected to this, and a remixed version appeared on the commercial release, with new lyrics. However, Spiritualized continue to use both sets of lyrics in live performances. By 2009, they were allowed to use the version with the Presley lyrics on the reissued edition of the album, with the proviso that the song be titled "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (I Can't Help Falling in Love)."
  • Ingrid Michaelson released an updated version on her album Be OK in 2008, which was nominated for the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single, and Independent Music Award for Best Song – Cover.
  • Haley Reinhart's remake of the song peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and No. 31 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on February 17, 2017.
  • In 2018, Iliana Eve's remake was a single from the album Jazz (Deluxe) that hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz Charts. She was 15 years old when she recorded the song with Benny Reid.[41]
  • A rendition sung by Kina Grannis appears in the 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians and the accompanying soundtrack.[42] The soundtrack album peaked at No. 16 on the US Billboard Digital Albums Chart.[43]

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