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

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"Fallin' in Love"
Fallin' in Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds.jpg
Single by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
from the album Fallin' in Love
B-side "So Good at Lovin' You"
Released May 1975
Format 7"
Genre Pop, soft rock
Length 3:02 (LP version)
3:11 (7" version)
Label Playboy Records
Writer(s) Dan Hamilton, Ann Hamilton
Producer(s) Jim Price
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds singles chronology
"Daisy Mae"
"Fallin' in Love"
"Winners and Losers"

"Fallin' In Love" is a 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".

The song was featured in the 2007 film The Hitcher.

Chart performance[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."[10]

La Bouche version[edit]

"Fallin' in Love"
Fallin' in Love.jpg
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 R&B
Length 3:56
Writer(s) Dan Hamilton, Ann Marie Hamilton
Producer(s) D. C. Montez
La Bouche singles chronology
"Be My Lover"
"Fallin' in Love"
"I Love to Love"
Music video
"Fallin' in Love" on YouTube

"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". Though it did well in several 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 late in 1996 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


External links[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fallin' In Love by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  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. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  5. ^ "Item: 9166 - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  6. ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart". Billboard. 1975-08-30. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca. 
  8. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1975/Top 100 Songs of 1975". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  10. ^ "Playboy Seeks The Best Lawsuit They Ever Had". Smokingsection.uproxx.com. June 27, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Steffen Hung. "La Bouche - Fallin' In Love". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  12. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  13. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  14. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 310. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2016-07-04. 
  16. ^ Steffen Hung. "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1995". Hitparade.ch. Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
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