Buddy Holly first wrote the song in 1954. It wasn't until 1958 that it was recorded, as an Everly Brothers demo, which wasn't released until 1962 on the posthumous Peggy Sue Got Married EP. 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.
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.