Fallin' in Love (Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds song)

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"Fallin' in Love"
Single by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
from the album Fallin' in Love
Released May 1975
Format 7"
Genre Pop, Soul
Length 3:02 (LP version)
3:11 (7" version)
Label Playboy Records
Writer(s) Dan Hamilton, Ann Hamilton
Producer(s) Jim Price

"Fallin' In Love" is an American pop music song recorded and released by the trio of Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds. The song was written by band member Dan Hamilton. Released in the summer of 1975, the song became the group's second Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. (following 1971's "Don't Pull Your Love", which peaked at #4), and it was their only song to reach the #1 position on this chart. It was also the only pop #1 hit for the Playboy Records label.[1]

"Fallin' in Love" was also a #1 hit on the adult contemporary chart in the U.S. for one week in 1975.[2] In addition, the song reached number twenty-four on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart.[3]

The song was covered by La Bouche in 1995 on their debut album Sweet Dreams, and sampled by Canadian rapper/singer Drake for his single "Best I Ever Had".

Lawsuit[edit]

In a lawsuit filed June 24, 2010, Playboy Enterprises sued Drake for copyright infringement by over allegations that his breakout smash "Best I Ever Had" sampled "Fallin' in Love", without attribution or permission.

The suit names Drake, as well as Cash Money Records and Universal Music Group, and asserts that Playboy "has suffered, and will continue to suffer irreparable injury" from the alleged infringement. The lawsuit demands that "all infringing works be recalled and destroyed."

As part of its claim, Playboy also alleges that "each defendant either knew, or should have reasonably known, that the sound recording was protected by copyright."

La Bouche version[edit]

"Fallin' in Love"
Single by La Bouche
from the album Sweet Dreams
B-side Remix
Released June 12, 1995
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" maxi
Recorded 1994
Genre House music, Techno, Eurodance
Length 3:56
Writer(s) Dan Hamilton, Ann Marie Hamilton
Producer(s) D. C. Montez
La Bouche singles chronology
"Be My Lover"
(1995)
"Fallin' in Love"
(1995)
"I Love to Love"
(1995)

"Fallin' in Love" was covered in 1995 by the band La Bouche. It was the third single of their album Sweet Dreams and was released in June 1995, although the song did not gain popularity in the United States until the following year following the success of the first two singles, "Be My Lover" and "Sweet Dreams." Even if the song was well charted in the various countries, it achieved a minor success in comparison with previous releases.

This song has had remix versions. The album version is a midtempo pop-soul number that is faithful to the original Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds version with some additional lyrics; however, the version that was released to U.S. Top 40 radio was a dance remix.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Fallin' in Love" (radio version) — 3:30
  2. "Fallin' in Love" (full harmony club mix) — 4:50
CD maxi (June 12, 1995)
  1. "Fallin' in Love" (radio version) — 3:30
  2. "Fallin' in Love" (full harmony club mix) — 4:50
  3. "Fallin' in Love" (Melody-La Bouche chant. club mix) — 5:15
  4. "Fallin' in Love" (the wedding club mix) — 4:20
  5. "Fallin' in Love" (crazy wedding club mix) — 4:40
  6. "Fallin' in Love" (franks house mix) — 5:52
  7. "Fallin' in Love" (spike house mix) — 5:22
  8. "Fallin' in Love" (fallin' in dub) — 6:21
12" maxi
  1. "Fallin' in Love" (franks house mix) — 5:52
  2. "Fallin' in Love" (the wedding club mix) — 4:20
  3. "Fallin' in Love" (Melody-La Bouche chant. club mix) — 5:15
  4. "Fallin' in Love" (spike house mix) — 5:22

Charts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fallin' In Love Songfacts
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 110. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 243. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Fallin' in Love", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 12, 2008)
  5. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved August 3, 2008)
  6. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved August 3, 2008)
  7. ^ a b c Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved August 3, 2008)
  8. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved January 30, 2009)
  9. ^ 1995 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved August 3, 2008)
Preceded by
"Jive Talkin'" by the Bee Gees
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
August 23, 1975
Succeeded by
"Get Down Tonight" by KC and the Sunshine Band
Preceded by
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" by James Taylor
Billboard Easy Listening number-one single
August 30, 1975
Succeeded by
"Solitaire" by The Carpenters