Could I Fall in Love
Words & Music:
Could I fall in love for the very first time
That's what I ask myself when you're lips touch mine
Could I fall in love on a night like tonight
That's what I'd like to know when I hold you tight
Now that we're alone (Now that we're alone)
Just a kiss apart (Just a kiss apart)
I have the answer from the feeling in my heart
Could I fall in love and forever be true
My heart tells me I could if I fell for you
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I really like this little ballad. It's well sung but poorly produced. It's a shame that so many potentially good movie songs were shortened. It's ok in the movie itself, but on the record we should have been treated with the full songs. The Girl Happy soundtrack is an example of how bad it could be. One Broken Heart For Sale is another song that were put out as a single, but didn't include all the verses, as can be heard in the movie version. It should have been the other way around. I agree with TheMemphisFan on Could I Fall In Love though.
The full-length, undubbed master is the best way to hear this song and it can be found as a bonus track on the FTD issue of "Double Trouble". It is crystal clear and without the hissing sound that can be heard on the original album version.
Whenever I see the name Randy Starr on the credits of an Elvis song, my heart sinks. And here it goes again.Dated, tired with banal lyrics and out of touch with the music of that era.
This is such a beautiful ballad even though it only contains two verses, but I prefer the full length version without the harmony vocal that can be heard on the FTD "Double Trouble" CD over the shortened version with harmony vocal heard in the movie and used on the original album.
This was one of those ballads I ran across by accident and of which I greatly like to be honest. Even in the tail end of his pathetic movie career one would find a great song now and then which Elvis actually put some effort into; this is one.
I like this song too. Smooth in a good way and not overproduced.
I am yet another sissy as I also enjoy this song, and like the silky smoothness and sweetness of his voice.
I am a fan, because he was a man for all seasons.
This is a hell of a thing to say I know, but I actually prefer Malcom Dodd's demo on the CD Writing For The King. The arrangement, though similar, is certainly better, less sacharine than the Double Trouble version and there's no overbearing piano as on the Elvis's take. That being said the song is ok though the undubbed master is much better than the finished song.
The ballad recorded for the 1967 movie "Double Trouble". This would be one of the lesser movie ballads and even with Elvis dueting with himself, it doesn't match the ballads from his previous movie "Spinout" ("All That I Am" and "Am I Ready") or from his next soundtrack LP "Clambake" ("You Don't Know Me", "The Girl I Never Loved" and "A House That Has Everything". Passable and I will give it a charitable three stars.
Never cared for it. By this time, this type of song had been done to death in Elvis movies, thus becoming boring and resulting in declining record sales. A change was so badly needed in 1966.
I prefer the full length version without the harmony vocal. It's a beautiful song, but my theory is that these kid of ballads (movie ballads) are unknown because of the poor sound, very hissy in this case, so they are not good for compilations. That's the way they were recorded, so there's not much they can do now to improve it.
Lovely song. Listen to the softness and sweetness of his voice! Highly enjoyable.
I like this song. But I prefer the full length version without the harmony vocal heard on the FTD version of "Double Trouble" over the shortened version with harmony heard in the movie and used on the original album. Generally speaking I enjoy most of the ballads/love songs in Elvis' movies.
call me a sissy but I actually like the song..
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