” Can’t Help Falling In Love With You ” 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 two in the United States and Number One in the United Kingdom.
The melody to ” Can’t Help Falling In Love With You ” 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 With You ” 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 it reached the Top Ten of the charts.
In the United States, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 100 and climbed to reached Number One, a position it held for seven weeks. The song spent a total of twenty-nine weeks on the chart there.
UB40 also reached Number One with the song on the Billboard Hot Top 40 Mainstream and eleven on both the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts.
In the United Kingdom, the single entered the UK Singles Chart and climbed to top the chart, staying there for two weeks. ” Can’t Help Falling In Love With You ” remained in the Top Ten for ten weeks and spent a total of sixteen 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
Official Website: Ub40.global
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/ub40official
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/UB40
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