"Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" is a song co-written and recorded by American pop rock artist Eric Carmen. It was released as the second single from Carmen's self-titled debut solo album, the song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in June 1976, remaining in the Top 40 for ten weeks. The song reached number one on the Billboard Easy Listening chart.
The melody of "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" is based on the third movement from the Second Symphony by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.
On his second solo LP, Boats Against the Current, Carmen had a subsequent Top 40 hit entitled "She Did It," which was the antithesis of "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again." It is a happy answer to the loneliness and lovelessness described in this song and its equally melancholy predecessor, "All By Myself".
"Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" was a UK hit for Dana in 1976, an Australian hit for Mark Holden in 1975, covered by Tony Burrows in 1976, and by John Travolta in 1980. Spanish singer Miguel Bosé also covered it (in English) in his debut LP Linda from 1977.
It should not be confused with a song of the same title, sometimes written as "Never Gonna Fall in Love (Again)" composed by Elton John and Tom Robinson, which Robinson issued as a single in 1979 and John included on his album 21 at 33 in 1980, or with the song from Snow Patrol's second album, When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up.
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|U.S. Billboard Hot 100