500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

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Elvis Presley, 'Can't Help Falling in Love'

403. Elvis Presley, 'Can't Help Falling in Love'

Writers: George Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore
Producer: Joseph Lilley
Released: Oct. '61, RCA
14 weeks; No. 1

This adaptation of Giovanni Martini's 18th-century song "Plaisir d'Amour" was given to Elvis for his movie Blue Hawaii — hence the Hawaiian steel guitar. But this was no vacation for Presley: It took him 29 takes to nail his exquisitely gentle vocals. The song became the closing number for most of his Seventies concerts.

Appears on: Elvis 30 #1 Hits (RCA)


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