Love's Made a Fool of You

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"Love's Made a Fool of You"
Single by The Crickets
from the album In Style with the Crickets
A-side Love's Made a Fool of You
B-side Someone, Someone
Released February 27, 1959
Format 7"
Recorded 1959
Genre Rock
Length 2:02
Label Brunswick
Writer(s) Buddy Holly, Bob Montgomery[1]
The Crickets singles chronology
"Think It Over"
(1958)
"Love's Made a Fool of You"
(1959)
"Deborah"
(1959)

Love's Made a Fool of You is a song co-written and originally performed by Buddy Holly. It was later re-recorded by Sonny Curtis and The Crickets, with the lead vocal by Earl Sinks, and famously covered by the Bobby Fuller Four.

Buddy Holly first wrote the song in 1954.[2] It wasn't until 1958 that it was recorded as an Everly Brothers demo, which wasn't released until 1962 on the posthumous Peggy Sue Got Married EP. The first public release of "Love's Made a Fool of You", however, was by the Crickets, headed by Sonny Curtis in 1959. It was released as a single from In Style with the Crickets, stayed on the U.K. singles chart for two weeks, peaking at #26. The Crickets' version was accidentally included on the 1972 compilation album Buddy Holly: A Rock and Roll Collection, even though Holly does not appear on the track. (The same mistake was made on 1997's The Very Best of Buddy Holly.)

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
Position
UK singles chart[3] 26

Bobby Fuller Four version[edit]

"Love's Made a Fool of You"
Single label of "Love's Made a Fool of You"
Single by The Bobby Fuller Four
A-side "Love's Made a Fool of You"
B-side "Don't Ever Let Me Know"
Released 1966
Format 7"
Recorded 1965-1966
Genre Rock
Length 2:02
Label Mustang
Writer(s) Buddy Holly, Bob Montgomery
Producer(s) Bob Keane
The Bobby Fuller Four singles chronology
"I Fought the Law"
(1965)
"Love's Made a Fool of You"
(1966)
"The Magic Touch"
(1966)

The Bobby Fuller Four released a version of the song in 1966, and it became one of the group's most famous songs. It was another Crickets cover, to follow their smash-hit "I Fought the Law". It broke the Top 30, and was also performed live on Hollywood A Go-Go. This recording features Dalton Powell on drums, taking over from longtime drummer, DeWayne Quirico.

A Carla Olson / James Intveld version of this song appears on the 2013 Carla album "Have Harmony, Will Travel."

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
Position
US Singles Chart[4] 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/song/t4914501
  2. ^ http://www.history-of-rock.com/buddy_holly.htm
  3. ^ http://buddyhollyandthecrickets.com/cricketscharts.html
  4. ^ http://www.classicbands.com/MysteryofBobbyFuller.html