I'll Never Fall in Love Again (Lonnie Donegan song)

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"I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
Single by Lonnie Donegan
B-side "Keep On the Sunny Side"
Released 1962 (1962)
Label Pye
Writer(s) Jimmy Currie, Lonnie Donegan
"I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
Single by Tom Jones
from the album 13 Smash Hits
B-side "Things I Wanna Do"
Released July 1967 (1967-07)
Length 4:14 (7" full)
2:55 (7" edit)
Label Decca
Writer(s) Jimmy Currie, Lonnie Donegan
Producer(s) Peter Sullivan
Tom Jones singles chronology
"Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings" "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" "I'm Coming Home"

"I'll Never Fall in Love Again" is a song written by Lonnie Donegan and Jimmy Currie, and first released by Donegan as a single in 1962.[1] Its most commercially successful recording was by Tom Jones in 1967.

According to Jones:[2]

"I did some shows with Lonnie and we became friends.... One night he said: ‘Look, I have this song, you’d sing the pants off it. I've recorded it, but I can't really sing it. It's a sort of a rewrite of a song from the Thirties when the Depression was going on, called 'I'm Never Going To Cease My Wandering.' I knew that song, because a lot of guys used to sing it in pubs in Wales. I went to his house in Virginia Water, and he got this record out to listen to.... With the big chorus on it, it sounded fantastic. He was singing it Lonnie Donegan style, completely different from the way I did, like somebody busking..."

On first release, Tom Jones' recording reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart but was less successful in the United States where it peaked at number 49 on the Hot 100, and number 28 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[3]

As the follow-up to Jones' "Love Me Tonight", "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" was reissued in 1969 in the US, reaching number six on the Hot 100 and number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.[4]

This song was covered in 1978 by the Filipino singer Sam Sorono[5] (1950–2008) on his Sings Tom Jones' Greatest Hits album with EMI Records.

The song was also covered by Elvis Presley on the From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee album in 1976.

It was also recorded by Richard Marx (B-side to "The Way She Loves Me"), Timi Yuro (Something Bad on My Mind album, 1968) and Lena Martell. In 2001 Marco T with a Good version

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Covers of note[edit]

Aside the above versions, this song has been covered many times:


  1. ^ "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" at Discogs.com. Retrieved 4 April 2013
  2. ^ Daily Mail, Celebrate Valentine's Day with this FREE 14-track Tom Jones CD in this weekend's Mail on Sunday, February 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2013
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 131. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 131. 
  5. ^ Sam Sorono

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Preceded by
"A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
by Tom Jones

September 13, 1969 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Jean" by Oliver