Let's Fall in Love
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"Let's Fall in Love" is a song written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler and published in 1933. The major hit at the time of introduction was by Eddy Duchin. It was originally written in C major with a "Moderately Bright" tempo marking. As a jazz standard, it is usually played with a medium swing beat.
Other notable recordings
- Annette Hanshaw, Feb 3, 1934, New York City, Vocalion 2635
- Lee Wiley - Lee Wiley Sings Songs by Harold Arlen (1940), accompanied by Eddie Condon & His Orchestra
- The film Slightly French (1949) features the song as the central love theme (Don Ameche, Dorothy Lamour, Janis Carter)
- The film It Should Happen to You (1954) features the song as the central love theme between Jack Lemmon and Judy Holliday, who sing it several times interspersed with dialogue, and hum it together at the end.
- The Four Aces with the Jack Pleis Orchestra (1956).
- Tony Middleton and the Willows recorded an uptempo doo-wop version of the song in 1957, which was released on Gone #5015.
- Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers (1959), accompanied by the Frank De Vol Orchestra. She recorded it again with Billy May and a full orchestra for Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook (1961).
- Frank Sinatra - Ring-a-Ding-Ding!, Johnny Mandel - arranger, conductor, 1961.
- Linda Scott released a cover of the song as a single in 1963 that reached #108 on the Billboard chart.
- Soul duo Peaches and Herb recorded a cover of the song in 1966, which went to #11 on the US R&B singles chart and #21 on the Hot 100.
- Robin Sarstedt had a hit with it in the Benelux countries in 1976.
- It also appeared in the British dark comedy movie Plots with a View (2002).
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