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Can't Help Falling in Love is a song recorded by American singer, Elvis Presley for the album, Blue Hawaii (1961). It was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George David Weiss.

Singer Zayn Malik released an R&B rendition of the song on his YouTube channel, on July 08, 2018, posting the song details on his twitter account.[1]

Background

Presley's version of the song topped the British charts in 1962. The single is certified Platinum by the RIAA, for US sales in excess of one million copies. In the United States, the song peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

During Presley's late 1960s and 1970s live performances, the song was performed as the show's finale. Most notably, it was also sung in the live segment of his 1968 NBC television special, and as the closer for his 1973 Global telecast, Aloha from Hawaii. A version with a faster arrangement was the closing number in Presley's final TV special, Elvis in Concert. "Can't Help Falling in Love" was also the last song he performed live, at his concert in Indianapolis at Market Square Arena on 26 June 1977.

In 2015, the song was included on the If I Can Dream album, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Presley's birth. The version uses archival voice recordings of Presley and his singers, backed by new orchestral arrangements performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you

[Verse 2]
Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin?
If I can't help falling in love with you

[Chorus]
Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be

[Verse 3]
Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you

[Chorus]
Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be

[Verse 4]
Take my hand
Take my whole life, too
For I can't help falling in love with you
For I can't help falling in love with you

Zayn Cover

After the release of the cover of Beyoncé's hit, "Me, Myself and I", Malik went on to release one of the covers of Elvis Presley's most recognizable song.

The surprise cover of the Blue Hawaii hit finds Malik manipulating the song’s tempo and melody while keeping the lyrics largely intact. However, the highlight of Malik’s rendition is the track’s bridge, where he spotlights his impressive falsetto.

The update of the 1961 classic takes a modern R&B/pop turn, full of electronic echoes and haunting instrumentation. While no firm details regarding the new album have been revealed, the caption for the Presley cover promises that “Z2 is coming…”[2]

In a four-star review, NME said of the record: “Zayn has clearly achieved his aim of making an album of sexy, credible pop-R&B. ‘Mind Of Mine’ is sumptuously produced and perfectly sung, with just enough intrigue.”[3]

Audio

Zayn - Can't Help Falling in Love (Cover)

Zayn - Can't Help Falling in Love (Cover)

References

  1. Zayn on Twittter
  2. Zayn’s Surprise Cover of Elvis Presley’s ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’
  3. Zayn Malik unveils sleek cover of Elvis’ ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’
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