I Could Fall in Love with You

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For the 1995 single by Selena, see I Could Fall In Love.
"I Could Fall in Love with You"
Single by Erasure
from the album Light at the End of the World
B-side "I Like It"
Released 2 April 2007
Format CD Single
digital download
Genre Synthpop, electronic, pop
Label Mute
Writer(s) Vince Clarke,
Andy Bell
Producer(s) Gareth Jones
Erasure singles chronology
"Boy"
(2006)
"I Could Fall in Love with You"
(2007)
"Sunday Girl"
(2007)

"I Could Fall in Love with You" is a song recorded by English synthpop duo Erasure. Written by band members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, the track is the first single released from Erasure's thirteenth studio album Light at the End of the World. Remixes are provided by Jeremy Wheatley and Lee Monteverde, and a James Aparicio mix is available exclusively in the UK iTunes Store. The single contains a non-album B-side titled "I Like It". "I Could Fall in Love with You" was released by Mute Records in the UK on 2 April 2007 and in North America the following day. It was the first Erasure single to be commercially released on 7" vinyl since "Run to the Sun" 13 years previously.

Song information[edit]

Erasure member Vince Clarke described the origins of "I Could Fall in Love with You":[1]

Music videos[edit]

There are two different music videos for this song.

Erasure's official website initially presented viewers with a "behind the scenes" look at the making of the music video for this song via RealMedia, Windows Media Player and QuickTime. The footage showed Clarke and Bell as cashiers in a shop-like set-up. The scenes were filmed with extras milling about in the foreground and the clips, filmed in front of a greenscreen, implied that special effects would be added in post production.

However, weeks later a call was put out for fans to submit pictures or video footage of themselves and loved ones in scenes depicting love or falling in love. These scenes (also including Clarke and Bell) were then edited together into a montage with a "falling in love" theme. This new version has sprung up on Erasure's YouTube site and also is viewable on Erasure's official website, dubbed the "alternate video". The original version was made available months later on Erasure's website.

Chart positions[edit]

"I Could Fall in Love with You" entered the UK Singles Chart at number 21, becoming Erasure's thirty-third UK Top 40 single. It peaked at number 69 on the German Singles Chart (Erasure's fifth single to peak at this position). The song has entered the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart and peaked at number 7.

In the United States, the single was tracked incorrectly by Nielsen SoundScan during it first week of sales. According to Billboard magazine, "Erasure's 'I Could Fall in Love with You' was initially identified as an EP, rather than a single. It should have bowed last week (issue date 21 April) at number one on Hot Dance Singles Sales and number five on Hot Singles Sales." [2] Once adjusted, the track appeared on those charts in the following chart week, at number three and number ten, respectively.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Total
weeks
European Hot 100 Chart[3] ?
Danish Singles Chart[4] 4 6
Finnish Singles Chart[5] 11 1
German Singles Chart[6] 69 4
UK Singles Chart[7] 21 2
US Dance/Club Play Singles[8] 7 9
US Hot Dance Singles Sales[9] 1

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single (CDMUTE366)[edit]

  1. "I Could Fall in Love with You" (Jeremy Wheatley Radio Mix)
  2. "I Could Fall in Love with You" (Monteverde Radio Edit)

UK maxi-CD single (LCDMUTE366)[edit]

  1. "I Could Fall in Love with You" (Jeremy Wheatley Extended 12" Mix)
  2. "I Like It"
  3. "I Could Fall In Love With You" (Monteverde Vocal Extended Remix)

7" vinyl picture disc (MUTE366)[edit]

  1. "I Could Fall In Love With You" (Jeremy Wheatley Radio Mix)
  2. "I Like It"

North America maxi-CD single (MUT9354)[edit]

  1. "I Could Fall in Love with You" (Jeremy Wheatley Radio Mix)
  2. "I Could Fall in Love with You" (Jeremy Wheatley Extended 12" Mix)
  3. "I Could Fall in Love with You" (Monteverde Radio Edit)
  4. "I Could Fall in Love with You" (Monteverde Vocal Extended Mix)
  5. "I Could Fall in Love with You" (Monteverde Dub 2)
  6. "I Could Fall in Love with You" (Album Version)
  7. "I Like It"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 21
U.S. Hot Dance Club Play 7
German singles chart 69

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.erasureinfo.com/news/index.html | Erasure official website, retrieved 2007-02-23
  2. ^ Mayfield, Geoff (2007-04-28). "Over the Counter". Billboard magazine. For the Record 
  3. ^ "AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Danish charts portal". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung (2006-01-04). "Finnish charts portal". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  7. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  8. ^ "Music News, Reviews, Articles, Information, News Online & Free Music". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  9. ^ "AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-23.