Can’t help falling in love UB40
Song Title: Can’t help falling in love
Date of release: May 10, 1993
Description: ” Can’t help falling in love ” is by UB40, the British reggae pop band. The original version was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss.
American singer Elvis Presley took the song to number 2 in the United States and number 1 in the United Kingdom.
The melody to ” Can’t help falling in love ” is based on a classical French love song called ” Plaisir d’amour “, or if you are English ” The pleasure of love “.
” Plaisir d’amour ” was written in 1784 by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini, the 1784 version takes its text from a poem that appears in the novel Célestine by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755–1794).
The British reggae group UB40 recorded a cover version of the song for their Multi million selling tenth Album ” Promises and Lies ” in 1993.
The group gave “Can’t help falling in love ” a reggae makeover, which proved to be a successful move.
In May 1993 UB40 released the song across the World, in many countries like France, Germany and Ireland the group reached the top ten.
In the United States, ” Can’t help falling in love ” entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at number 100 and later reached number one where it stayed for 7 weeks, the song spent a total of 29 weeks on the chart.
UB40 also enjoyed a number one with the song on the Billboard Hot Top 40 Mainstream Chart and a number 11 on both the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK chart and climbed to reach number one where it stayed for 2 weeks. ” Can’t help falling in love ” stayed in the top ten for 10 weeks and spent a total of 16 weeks on the chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders) 1, Canada (RPM) 1, Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 5, Germany (Media Control Charts) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 2, Italy (FIMI) 13, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1, New Zealand (RIANZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 4, Spain (Los 40 Principales) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 2
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/UB40