1961Released
3:02

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Interesting facts and trivia about Can't Help Falling in Love. By Songfacts®.

"Can't Help Falling In Love" was featured in the 1961 Elvis movie Blue Hawaii. It was written by the songwriter George Weiss, who claimed that neither the movie producers nor Elvis' associates liked the song demo, but Elvis insisted on recording it for the movie. Weiss, who died in 2010 at age 89, was a military bandleader in World War II.

This was Elvis' most popular and famous "love song," but it was not sung to his love interest in Blue Hawaii - It was sung to the grandmother of his love interest on the occasion of her birthday. In the scene, Elvis presents her with a music box. When she opens it, the song plays and Elvis sings along.

The soundtrack to Blue Hawaii hit #1 on the US charts in the fall of 1961 and remained there for 20 weeks in a row, a record that wasn't broken until 1977 by Fleetwood Mac's landmark album Rumours.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Can't Help Falling in Love.
DKey
MajorMode
3/4Time Signature
100BPM

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RCA/Legacy
(P) 1961 Sony Music Entertainment

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