Talk:Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)

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Moving unsourced material from article to here[edit]

The title of the song comes from “An Essay on Criticism,” by 18th century British poet Alexander Pope.

The song has been recorded by many artists, most notably Frank Sinatra who recorded it twice in the 1940s and again in 1960 for his album Nice 'n Easy, which reached number one on the Billboard album charts. Ricky Nelson recorded a more rocking version that reached #12 on the singles chart in 1963.

Elvis Presley recorded a version in 1972 (not to be confused with Elvis' 1961 song "Can't Help Falling in Love," which also features the lyric "Fools Rush In").

It can also be heard on the soundtrack for Marie Antoinette, performed by 80s New Wave band Bow Wow Wow.

Where Angels Fear to Tread is the title of a novel by E. M. Forster.

Where Angels Fear to Tread is the title of an album by Matt Redman.

Bow Wow Wow recorded a version of the song for their 1980 release "Your Cassette Pet". It was remixed by Kevin Shields for the 2006 film, Marie Antoinette.

Bob Dylan uses the words "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread" in his song, "Jokerman".

Rick Nelson also recorded a version of 'Fools Rush In' (1963?) Noted also for the James Burton Guitar solo. Producer was Jimmy Haskell.

This material can be returned to article when reference sources are supplied. –Mattisse (Talk) 20:28, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

"Best version"[edit]

But the best version was Billy Eckstine's version.

Although it was (arguably) the most popular version, it would be opinionated to say so.

adamson (talk) 19:04, 12 July 2009 (UTC)