Love's Made a Fool of You

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"Love's Made a Fool of You"
The Crickets Love's Made a Fool of You 1959..JPG
Single by The Crickets
from the album In Style With the Crickets
B-side "Someone, Someone"
Released February 27, 1959
Format 7"
Recorded 1959
Genre Rock
Length 2:02
Label Brunswick
Writer(s) Buddy Holly, Bob Montgomery[1]
The Crickets singles chronology
"It's So Easy!"
(1958)
"Love's Made a Fool of You"
(1959)
"When You Ask About Love"
(1959)

"Love's Made a Fool of You" is a song co-written and originally performed by Buddy Holly. It was later re-recorded by Sonny Curtis and the Crickets, with the lead vocal by Earl Sinks, and famously covered by the Bobby Fuller Four.

Buddy Holly first wrote the song in 1954.[2] It wasn't until 1958 that it was recorded, as an Everly Brothers demo, which wasn't released until 1964 on the posthumous Showcase LP. The first public release of "Love's Made a Fool of You", however, was by the Crickets, headed by Sonny Curtis in 1959. It was released as a single from In Style with the Crickets, and stayed on the U.K. singles chart for two weeks, peaking at #26. The Crickets' version, without Holly, was accidentally included on the 1972 compilation album Buddy Holly: A Rock and Roll Collection; the same mistake was made on 1997's The Very Best of Buddy Holly.

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
Position
UK singles chart[3] 26

Bobby Fuller Four version[edit]

"Love's Made a Fool of You"
Bobby Fuller Four Love's Made a Fool of You Mustang.jpg
Single label of "Love's Made a Fool of You"
Single by The Bobby Fuller Four
A-side "Love's Made a Fool of You"
B-side "Don't Ever Let Me Know"
Released 1966
Format 7"
Recorded 1965-1966
Genre Rock
Length 2:02
Label Mustang
Writer(s) Buddy Holly, Bob Montgomery
Producer(s) Bob Keane
The Bobby Fuller Four singles chronology
"I Fought the Law"
(1965)
"Love's Made a Fool of You"
(1966)
"The Magic Touch"
(1966)

The Bobby Fuller Four released a version of the song in 1966, and it became one of the group's most famous songs. It was another Crickets cover, to follow their smash-hit "I Fought the Law". It broke the Top 30, and was also performed live on Hollywood A Go-Go. This recording features Dalton Powell on drums, taking over from longtime drummer, DeWayne Quirico.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
Position
US Singles Chart[4] 26

Other versions[edit]

Bobby Vee released a cover of Holly's version in 1961.

A Greg Kihn version appears on the 1977 album Greg Kihn Again (Beserkley Records).

A Chris Spedding version appears on the 1986 album Enemy Within.

A Carla Olson/James Intveld version of this song appears on the 2013 Carla album Have Harmony, Will Travel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Love's Made a Fool of You - The Crickets | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Buddy Holly". History-of-rock.com. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Mysterious Death of Bobby Fuller". Classicbands.com. 1966-07-18. Retrieved 2016-08-29.