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Can't Help Falling In Love

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Basic Stats

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Written by: George Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, Giovanni Martini

Recorded: March 23, 1961, Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Released master is take 29

Single:w/ "Rock-A-Hula Baby", 47-7968, November 22, 1961
Also released on 33rpm single ("Compact 33"), 37-7968 (see picture sleeve at right)
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0635, November 9, 1962

RIAA Certified: Platinum (as of 03/27/1992)

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#2 on Billboard's Hot 100
#4 on Cash Box's Top 100
#1 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart

1st LP release: Blue Hawaii - October 1961
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My Spin

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Even those who don't consider themselves Elvis fans tend to rank "Can't Help Falling In Love" as one of the all-time great love songs. The undeniable hook of the melody, the gentle instrumentation, and the lyrics of pure surrender sung by an Elvis at his early-1960s finest, all come together to make the perfect romantic ballad. Later, it became the closing anthem of his '70s live shows, his farewell to fans before "leaving the building".

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Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

"...the melody is another classical theme, the 'Plaisir d'Amour' by Martini (Il Tedesco). This is sung with very good breath control by Presley: the breaks in the vocal line are natural and effective."

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979

One of Elvis' greatest all-time love songs, rendered in his sexiest low register - a song originally recorded for Blue Hawaii...Eventually it became the finale of his road shows, after which he would make his exit.

The Complete Elvis, edited by Martin Torgoff, 1982

Check out other Elvis fans' opinions on the Elvis News page for Can't Help Falling in Love

"For me, Elvis' devotional lullaby walks the line between dreamy and dreary a little too finely. " Read more on Freakytrigger.

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"Can't Help Falling In Love" Lyrics and Downloads

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

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

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
For I can't help falling in love with you

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