How Can I Fall?

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"How Can I Fall?"
Single by Breathe
from the album All That Jazz
B-side"All This I Should Have Known"
Released26 September 1988
Length4:44 (album version)
3:59 (single version)
LabelA&M (US)
Siren/Virgin (International)
  • David Glasper
  • Marcus Lillington
Producer(s)Bob Sargeant
Breathe singles chronology
"Hands to Heaven"
"How Can I Fall?"
""Don't Tell Me Lies (reissue)"

"How Can I Fall?" is the title of a 1988 song by the British pop group Breathe. The song was written by group members David Glasper and Marcus Lillington and appears on their debut album, All That Jazz.

Released as the second single from this album in the United States, "How Can I Fall?" peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1988, spending 16 weeks in the Top 40.[1] The ballad hit #1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart, Breathe's only single to accomplish this feat.[2]

In their native country, "How Can I Fall?" was the third single from this album, following "Hands to Heaven" and the UK-only release "Jonah"; the song reached a peak position of No. 48 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]


Cover versions[edit]

  • Filipino singer Jed Madela covered the song on his album Songs Rediscovered in 2004.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ UK Singles Chart info at
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 1988-09-10. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 1988-08-27. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  6. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  7. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.

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