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Elvis SongPedia: Fools Fall In Love

Fools Fall In Love

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Basic Stats

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Written by: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

Recorded: May 28, 1966, RCA Studio B, Nashville
Released master is take 5.

Single:w/ "Indescribably Blue", 47-9056, January 6, 1967
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0659, 1968

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
Didn't chart, but listed as "Bubbling Under" at #102.

1st LP release: - October 1971
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My Spin

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It's often compared unfavorably to the original Drifters version, even among Elvis fans, but to me Elvis' take on "Fools Fall In Love" stands on its own. It's a faster arrangement (closer to Carla Thomas' version), but Elvis really gets into it, and it's contagious!

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

Another surprising number is "Fools Fall In Love". This is fast, with hefty brass and big vocal backing, which Presley sings mezzo-voce.

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

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"Fools Fall In Love" Lyrics and Downloads

Fools fall in love in a hurry
Fools give their hearts much too soon
Just put in two bars of stardust
Just hang out one silly moon
Oh! They've got their love torches burning
When they should be playing it cool
I used to laugh but now I'm the same
Take a look at a brand new fool

Fools fall in love just like schoolgirls
Blinded by rose colored dreams
They build their castles on wishes
With only rainbows for beams
Oh! They're making plans for the future
When they should be right back in school
I used to laugh but now I'm the same
Take a look at a brand new fool
All right!

They've got their love torches burning
When they should be playing it cool
I used to laugh but now I'm the same
Take a look at a brand new fool
Take a look at a brand new fool
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Yea! A Fine Upbeat Elvis Tune!

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