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Can't Help Falling in Love

4.6 / 5

Words & Music: George David Weiss Hugo Peretti Luigi Creatore

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

Recordingdate: 1960/03/23, first released on: Blue Hawaii (album)


Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Can't Help Falling in Love:

(steel guitar)


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old shep wrote on April 16, 2008
One of the many fine songs from the film Blue Hawaii, I always hoped that Elvis would have performed the song in the concert years as he did in the movie.
Lex wrote on April 16, 2008
One of the most overrated Elvis songs. I just can help believin' that so many people like something that's not more than a lulaby in my ears. Just as boring as most of the music in this movie by the way.
JerryNodak wrote on April 18, 2008
Gorgeous! Exquisite! Beautifully sung! Ballads don't get much better than this.
ElvisDayByDay wrote on April 23, 2008
Just heart this song tooooooo many times (and it is the sad reminder at the end of a concert that it's over ...).
derekd wrote on January 17, 2009
CHFIL was released as the 'B' side to Rock-a-hula-Baby. After a few weeks RCA reversed the sides and it was was CHFIL that became the big hit. However, in the UK it was yet anonther double sided #1. His 5th double sided #1. The song and recording was a gem and a gaint of a hit back in 1961 at a time when Elvis could do no wrong [in the UK anyway]. From 1960 to 1963 Elvis hit the #1 spot time after time in the Uk and CHFIL came bang in the middle of this success.
Deano1 wrote on March 18, 2010
An absolute masterpiece. The ballad that seemed to be the blueprint for almost every movie ballad that was recorded after it. "Love Me Tender" was a great track and Elvis had many ballads that weren't from movies that were outstanding, but "Don't", "It Hurts Me" and this one are perfect songs.
Steve V wrote on July 16, 2010
I love this song, but I have to say I'm sick of it. You think it was the only Elvis ballad ever recorded. As much as some folks are sick of All Shook Up, Dont Be Cruel, and other 50's classics, that's how I feel about this. Heard it too many times and it doesn't lift me up as the 50's classics do.
Rob Wanders wrote on April 25, 2011
the studioversion is unbeaten...although the 1968 version is also very pretty.
marco31768 wrote on April 25, 2011
A truly masterpiece !
Marty_TCE wrote on September 05, 2011
A truly beautiful song and it really strikes a chord with 'Joe Public' Elvis fans in particular. It is a gorgeous and moving ballad and I remember that it was the song that was played on the news in the UK in 1977 when Elvis died. My favourite version is the music box version but I also enjoy the live version which makes for very good karaoke! TCB
TCB1974 wrote on September 05, 2011
An amazing recording that is not only a beautiful love song but has a spiritual underflow, especially how Elvis delivered the song later in the 70s. Elvis at his very best. Five stars from me.
jimsayshello wrote on September 05, 2011
Perfect. Flawless.
Monster wrote on September 05, 2011
Love the original and love the live version too, especially the post 71 versions which had the powerhouse ending. I know the arrangement of the live version doesn't really fit the tender nature of the lyrics but what a great way to end an Elvis concert!
GEORGE (GK) wrote on September 05, 2011
Truly a classic. And probably, the most requested Elvis song, of all of the time. I love the song, however I like "Are you Lonesome Tonight" much better. Years later, "The Wonder of you" was recorded, and its my favorite Elvis ballad.
Great Dane wrote on September 05, 2011
I like all the versions. 5 stars period. Even non-Elvis fans would give this one 5 stars.
bluesboy wrote on September 05, 2011
Loosely based on the french classic "Plaisir d'amour", the king sings this with the same reverence he would interpret a hymn with. Add the sober backing and you got one of the highlights of his ballad repertoire.
Lpool kid wrote on September 05, 2011
loved the movie and studio version.thought the 68'special version was also very well done.five stars
Natha wrote on February 13, 2012
I loved the song when it was released and the many years after that. However, when it was used as the grand finale of every concert, it had the sentiment of 'it's all over now'. So though it was so intens it filled me with some sadness. But as years passed by (and having the next CD ready or being able to 'rewind' the concert) it was lifted again to the original sentiment. Also in 2011 there was that lovely end of Elvis In Concert, when at the end YOU was shows in big letters, referring to us, the fans. That reminded me of Elvis' love for his fans. Since then it has that special feeling again. Moreover, it has become an iconic Elvis song used by many just for the special touch Elvis gave it.
SNAgy wrote on February 13, 2012
I find the Blue Hawaii original rather boring but the live version made me love this song - and so that the Stray Cats version on Original Cool
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 26, 2012
This is such a beautiful ballad and Elvis easily has the very best renditions of it. It rightfully was a major hit for Elvis worldwide. I love every song from the "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack album.
Gorse wrote on January 17, 2013
Pure perfection and one of the brighest lights of all in his phenomenal recording career.
sugartummy wrote on February 27, 2013
The best movie ballad Elvis ever recorded.
shawnrw wrote on January 07, 2014
Gets my vote as the best love ballad ever recorded. Elvis's vocals are beyond perfection.
DerekH wrote on August 07, 2022
Oh come on, it just doesn't get any better than this,,,,,,💕
bluesboy wrote on August 08, 2022
565 million hits on Spotify, that's 240 million more than the number two Elvis song Jailhouse Rock. What more is there to say?
DerekH wrote on October 13, 2022
It just does not get any better, *****
Milky White Way wrote on October 14, 2022
There is no denying this is a classic and one of his most famous recordings. I’m a little bored of it now and especially the live versions. It’s also one of his most famous recordings and yet it was a movie soundtrack song. Now, normally that equals crap, fluff or worse…..just an observation ;)
sugartummy wrote on November 12, 2023
A true 5 star song. Of course the version in the song is not the version that was released on the album "Blue Hawaii".
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