I Fall in Love Too Easily
"I Fall in Love Too Easily" is a 1944 song composed by Jule Styne with lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was introduced by Frank Sinatra in the 1945 film Anchors Aweigh. The film won an Academy Award for its music; "I Fall in Love Too Easily" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, which it lost to Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's "It Might As Well Be Spring".
Sammy Cahn has said of the conception of the sixteen-bar song: "This song was written one night in Palm Springs. When I sang the last line, Jule Styne looked over at me and said, 'So. That's it.' I knew he felt we could have written on, but I felt I had said all there was to say, and if I had it to do over, I would stop right there again."
The song has become an often-played jazz standard. It has been recorded by Eugenie Baird with Mel Tormé and His Mel-Tones, Chet Baker, Ray Conniff, Royce Campbell, Johnny Hartman, Miles Davis, Shirley Horn, Ralph Towner, Tony Bennett, Anita O'Day, Diane Schuur, and Fred Hersch among others. Eliane Elias included the song in her 2000 album Everything I Love.