Fools Fall in Love
|"Fools Fall in Love"|
|Single by The Drifters|
|B-side||"It Was a Tear"|
|Format||Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM|
|Songwriter(s)||Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller|
"Fools Fall in Love" is a song by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was originally recorded by the Drifters, who took it to number ten on the R&B chart in 1957. The song reached number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Jacky Ward version
In 1977, "Fools Fall in Love" was recorded by Jacky Ward. His version reached number 9 on the US Country music chart and number 16 on the Canadian country chart.
- Elvis Presley recorded a more up-tempo version on May 28, 1966. His rendition, charting in tandem with Indescribably Blue, reached #11 in Australia. Elvis's cover also reached #102 in the U.S. as a separate B-side.
- Two renditions, one upbeat and one torch ballad, were included in the musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe, a juke box musical of songs by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
- John Pizzarelli recorded an uptempo jazz version in 1994.
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