Never Gonna Fall in Love Again

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"Never Gonna Fall in Love Again"
"Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" by Eric Carmen.jpg
Single by Eric Carmen
from the album Eric Carmen
B-side "No Hard Feelings"
Released April 1976
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Recorded 1975
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:45
Label Arista 0184
Writer(s) Eric Carmen, Sergei Rachmaninoff
Producer(s) Jimmy Ienner
Eric Carmen singles chronology
"All by Myself"
(1975)
"Never Gonna Fall in Love Again"
(1976)
"Sunrise"
(1976)

"Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" is a song co-written and recorded by American pop rock artist Eric Carmen. It was released as the second single from Carmen's self-titled debut solo album, the song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in June 1976, remaining in the Top 40 for ten weeks.[1] The song reached number one on the Billboard Easy Listening chart.

The melody of "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" is based on the third movement (Adagio) from Symphony No. 2 by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.

On his second solo LP, Boats Against the Current, Carmen had a subsequent Top 40 hit entitled "She Did It", which was the antithesis of "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again."[citation needed] It is a happy answer to the loneliness and lovelessness described in this song and its equally melancholy predecessor, "All By Myself".

It should not be confused with a song of the same title, sometimes written as "Never Gonna Fall in Love (Again)" composed by Elton John and Tom Robinson, which Robinson issued as a single in 1979 and John included on his album 21 at 33 in 1980, or with the song from Snow Patrol's second album, When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up.

Charts[edit]

Mark Holden version[edit]

"Never Gonna Fall in Love Again"
Single by Mark Holden
from the album Let Me Love You
B-side "There'll Come a Day"
Released May 1976
Format Single
Genre Soft rock, Pop rock
Length 3:15
Label EMI Music
Writer(s) Eric Carmen
Producer(s) Colin Petersen
Mark Holden singles chronology
"Never Gonna Fall in Love Again"
(1976)
"I Wanna Make You My Lady"
(1976)

Australian singer songwriter Mark Holden recorded and released a version May 1976 as his debut single. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number 13 on the Kent Music Report.[10][11]

Track listing[edit]

7"/ Cassette (EMI-11090)

Side A

  1. "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" – 3:15

Side B

  1. "There'll Come a Day" – 2:18

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Australia Kent Music Report[12] 13

Year-end charts

Chart (1976) Rank
Australia 71

Other versions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ RPM - Library and Archives Canada, July 24, 1976
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  4. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1976-07-05. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart". Billboard. 1976-06-19. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  7. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles, June 26, 1976
  8. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  9. ^ Billboard. Books.google.com. 1977-12-24. p. Front cover. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  10. ^ "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again - MARK HOLDEN (1976) - Pop Archives - Sources of Australian Pop Records from the 50s, 60s and 70s". Pop Archives. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  11. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  12. ^ "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again - MARK HOLDEN (1976) - Pop Archives - Sources of Australian Pop Records from the 50s, 60s and 70s". Pop Archives. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  13. ^ [1][dead link]

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