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Fools Rush In

Rating:
3.9 / 5

Words & Music: Johnny Mercer Rube Bloom

Fools rush in, where angels fear to tread
And so I come to you my love
My heart above my head
Though I see the danger there
If there's a chance for me
Then I don't care, oh-oh-oh-oh
Fools rush in, where wise men never go
But wise men never fall in love
So how are they to know
When we met, I felt my life begin
So open up your heart and let
This fool rush in
And I don't care, oh-oh-oh-oh
Fools rush in, where wise men never go
But wise men never fall in love
So how are they to know
When we met, I felt my life begin
So open up your heart and let
This fool rush in
So open up your heart and let
This fool rush in
So open up your heart and let
This fool rush in
So open up your heart and let
This fool rush in

Recordingdate: 1971/05/18, first released on: Elvis Now (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Fools Rush In:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(piano)
(organ)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(percussion)

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Steve V wrote on May 05, 2009
Elvis used the Ricky Nelson arrangement note for note it seems. It also help having James who played on both. They are almost identical so I only prefer the Elvis version because I like Elvis more than Ricky.
Deano1 wrote on March 01, 2010
A rather breezy peformance on a mediocre song that is still vocally light years better than Ricky Nelson's version. Ricky had some decent records, but his rather thin voice really shows when he sings this song.
Gorse wrote on November 29, 2012
I love this song with the infectious beat by both Ricky and Elvis. I agree the two versions are very close but enjoy both renditions equally as it didn't stretch Ricky's more limited vocal range.
sugartummy wrote on March 05, 2013
James Burton has an instrumental version on his The Guitar Sounds of James Burton. Brook Benton has a nice version too, but Elvis clearly took the Nelson version as example. A nice, relaxing song.
kink56 wrote on May 02, 2014
If only had recorded Suzie Q to give a historical nod to Burton instead. Not a fan of Fools Rush In.
ElvisSacramento wrote on May 03, 2014
This is such a terrific song and Elvis' rendition of it is marvelous. I've never skipped it. I enjoy the renditions of this gem by Ricky Nelson and Elvis equally. Five stars from me.
JerryNodak wrote on December 27, 2016
I don't dislike Elvis' version. But I prefer Rick Nelson's. Circa 1963.
Cruiser621 wrote on December 27, 2016
It's almost a carbon copy of Rick Nelson's (what a surprise as James Burton plays lead guitar on both Nelson's and Presley's versions) but the Rick Nelson version seems so much more alive; although Elvis' version is still very much acceptable.
bajo wrote on November 19, 2017
A great Ricky Nelson tune, and a fine rendition from our man. I really like Elvis here!
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