Musical February : Day 20

I’m a big music fan so thought it might be nice to take part in Bee’s ” Love is in Da Blog” Challenge for the month of February.

Today I get to pick a Reggae love song from my 40s so I’m diving into the archives with fellow Brummies UB40 whom I’ve seen in concert a few times.

Elvis Presley’s I Can’t Help Falling In Love with You  wasn’t one of the songs that UB40 recorded for Labour Of Love II. When they cut their version of that song, UB40 were working on 1993’s Promises And Lies, which is mostly an album of originals. UB40 were asked to do that Elvis cover for the soundtrack of the 1992 Nicolas Cage/Sarah Jessica Parker romantic comedy Honeymoon In Vegas. In Fred Bronson’s Billboard Book Of Number 1 Hits, UB40 guitarist Robin Campbell says,:

We thought that they would really like [the cover], but we weren’t that pleased with it ourselves.

UB40 didn’t realize that everyone had been asked to cover Elvis songs for that particular soundtrack. UB40’s version of the song didn’t make it into Honeymoon In Vegas. Instead, their cover got bumped for Bono’s version of the same song.

Bizarrely it was their most successful worldwide single probably because it was the main title tune to the 1993 Sharon Stone movie Sliver; it was a number one hit across Europe and in the US.

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  1. Join in! No matter where, when and with what. You missed the first day or week? Don’t worry. Just jump in when it suits you.
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  4. No matter which music the prompt favours, you create with it whatever you please and whatever length you please (no pun intended 😉 ) as long as it is about “LOVE.”
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