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Songs I Love… – Can’t Help Falling In Love by UB40

Posted by Jason On August - 3 - 2009

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Songs I Love That You Might Hate – Can’t Help Falling In Love by UB40

So this song is actually an Elvis cover, but it’s a dang good one.  It has some syrupy-sweet synth strings, a little brass, a great drum loop, and even better vocals.    Plus, this song was featured on such cinematic masterpieces as Sliver and Speed 2:  Cruise Control.

Every time I hear this song, I remember a moment when my elementary school friends and I traveled an extremely far distance (for 5th graders) to McDonald’s without our parent’s permission (of course).  As we ate our food outside, this song came pumping into the play area.  My best friend at the time, Cole, jumped up on the table and began dancing.  Not to make all his friends laugh, but because he loved this song.  I can still see him, both hands in the air (one holding an ice cream cone), and a look of focused passion for a British reggae band playing an Elvis cover.

Cole, this one’s for you.

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