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
Songwriter(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)
"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 was not until 1958 that it was recorded, as an Everly Brothers demo, which was not 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
Songwriter(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)
"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]
  4. ^ "Mysterious Death of Bobby Fuller". Classicbands.com. 1966-07-18. Retrieved 2016-08-29.