Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires

July 18, 2021

Today’s song of the day is “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. 

  • This song was initially written as “Can’t Help Falling in Love with Him,” from a feminine perspective.
  • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” is one of the top songs in his album Blue Hawaii from 1961. 
  • It was written by Gladys Music, Inc and published by George David Weiss, Luigi Creatore and Hugo Peretti. 
  • The lyrics are based on Jean-Paul-Égide Martini’s famous French love song “Plaisir d’amour,” written in 1784.
  • Rolling Stone ranked this song #403 in the 2012 edition.
  • The first track was released by Elvis Presley in 1962 and was on the British charts for four weeks at #1. To sell more than one million copies in the United States, the RIAA certified them as platinum only. 
  • In the U.S., the song reached its highest point at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. 
  • The song was used in Presley’s finale in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The song was broadcast live on NBC TV in 1968 and close to his 1973 Global TV Aloha, from Hawaii. Elvis in concert, the closing number in Presley’s final special on TV, was a quicker arrangement. The last song he performed live at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis on 26 June 1977 was “Can’t Help Falling In Love.”

Lyrics 

(Lyric Find)

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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