Why Do Fools Fall In Love – Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

September 2, 2021

Today’s song of the day is a rock, pop, and soul hit named “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” by Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers.

Fun Facts

  • The song was originally in the form of a love letter, and the name of it was “Why Do the Birds Sing so Gay.” When the group was brought to George Goldner and signed to Gee Records with this song, the name changed to “Why Do Fools Fall in Love.”
  • With this sing, The Teenager hit #6 on the charts, and nearly a decade later, Diana Ross put it back up into the Top 10.
  • When this song was released, Frankie Lymon was the youngest artist to have a UK #1 hit.
  • When the song was released in January 1956, the artists were not notified before the Christmas rush. Instead, the group only knew it was released when one of them heard a classmate singing it at their school.
  • A number of talented musicians besides Diana Ross have also covered the song, including the Beach Boys, the Diamonds and Gale Storm.
  • Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys said that it was one of his all-time top five songs and was inspired by the sax and vocals on the track.

Lyrics

(LyricFind)

Oh wah, oh wah, oh wah, oh wah, oh wah, oh wah

Why do fools fall in love?

Why do birds sing so gay?

And lovers await the break of day

Why do they fall in love?

Why does the rain fall from above?

Why do fools fall in love?

Why do they fall in love?

Love is a losing game

Love can a be shame

I know of a fool

You see

For that fool is me

Tell me why, why, why

Tell me why

Why do birds sing so gay?

And lovers await the break of day?

Why do they fall in love?

Why does my heart skip a crazy beat?

Before I know it will reach defeat!

Tell me why, why, why

Why do fools fall in love?

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