I Fall in Love Too Easily

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"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,[1] which it lost to Rodgers and Hammerstein'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."[2]

Covers[edit]

The song has become an often-played jazz standard. It has been recorded by Eugenie Baird with Mel Tormé and the Mel-Tones,[3] 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.[1] Eliane Elias included the song on her 2000 album Everything I Love. Karen Souza recorded the song on her 2017 album Velvet Vault.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Burlingame, Sandra. "I Fall in Love Too Easily". JazzStandards.com. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  2. ^ Cahn, Sammy (2002). Sammy Cahn's Rhyming Dictionary. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. xxxviii. ISBN 1-57560-622-4.
  3. ^ "Music Popularity Chart". Billboard. September 1, 1945. p. 23. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Karen Souza: Velvet Vault". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 July 2018.