C is for Can’t Help Falling in Love

Elvis and Bono

My favorite U2 song that begins with C is Can’t Help Falling in Love. I kind of cheated a little here because the version that is my favorite was actually credited to Bono, but U2 did play it on the ZooTv tour. In fact, one of my greatest memories of the ZooTv tour is when Bono knelt in front of me and sang Can’t Help Falling in Love as U2 closed the DC show on August 16, 1992 – the 15th anniversary of Elvis’ death. Elvis used to close his shows with Can’t Help Falling in Love, a fact I’m sure Bono knew. So it’s obvious why I chose this song as one of my favorites – it’s my two worlds colliding with U2 covering an Elvis song. But even better is this version of Bono singing over Elvis talking. Bono sings an abbreviated version of Can’t Help Falling in Love while an Elvis interview is playing in the background.

Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can’t help falling in love with you
Shall I stay, would it be a sin
If I can’t help falling in love with you
Like a river flows to the sea
So it goes, some things were meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
I can’t help falling in love with you
I can’t help falling in love with you

What is your favorite U2 song that begins with C?

This blog post is part of my A to Z April Challenge – my 26 favorite U2 songs. Thanks for stopping by. I am also blogging the A to Z Challenge on my other blog DeenasDays.

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About Deena 'DeenasDays' Dietrich (340 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 100) U2 shows I have been to since ZooTv and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports with Elvis, U2, Grizzlies, Broncos, LMP, NKOTB, Orioles. Please connect with me @DeenasDays on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

5 Comments on C is for Can’t Help Falling in Love

  1. It is a great version… I have a few different Bono version…
    I am watching you close… I am digging the memories.

    Can you bring it… to the challenge “C” is for Classy!
    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    A to Z Co-Host
    IZOMBIE: Visit the Madness

  2. I own a lot of U2 CDs (used to be the albums, though), so I really like your posts!

  3. Love this one, too. I have a couple of versions of it from the band, but it was one I loved when Elvis did it, one I love even more with my boys performing it.

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