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Can’t Help Falling In Love

Can’t Help Falling In Love

Released:Nov. 21, 1961

To get Colonel Parker’s permission to take “Can’t Help Falling In Love” off a best-selling album and release it as a single (the Colonel was always opposed in principle to mixing single and album releases), RCA was forced to guarantee payment for a million sales. As it turned out, the outcome was never in doubt – not only was “Can’t Help Falling In Love” a hit right out of the box, it established a new gold standard as both a catalog item and perhaps the most commercial wedding song of all time. Just as a footnote: like “No More,” another song from the movie, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” was taken from a classic European source (in this case “Plaisir d’Amour,” an eighteenth century love song written for the French court), with new English lyrics supplied by Hill and Range.

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  • Can’t Help Falling In Love

    Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss. Recorded for the motion picture Blue Hawaii. Recorded March 23, 1961 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine, Bernie Mattinson. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Piano & Celeste: Dudley Brooks. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Steel Guitar: Alvino Rey. Harmonica: George Fields. Ukulele: Fred Tavares, Bernie Lewis. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Surfers
  • Rock-A-Hula Baby

    Fred Wise/Ben Weisman/Dolores Fuller. Recorded for the motion picture Blue Hawaii. Recorded March 23, 1961 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine, Bernie Mattinson. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Piano & Celeste: Dudley Brooks. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Steel Guitar: Alvino Rey. Harmonica: George Fields. Ukulele: Fred Tavares, Bernie Lewis. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Surfers

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