Elvis Presley Draws Everyone When He Started “Cant Help Falling In Love” In 1970 Las Vegas

Elvis Presley Draws Everyone When He Started “Cant Help Falling In Love” In 1970 Las Vegas | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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Despite the numerous cover versions of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” that we can find while surfing the internet or any music stores, nothing beats the good old Elvis Presley’s original version. The classic track can be listened live with Presley’s Las Vegas performance in 1970, featured below.

Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” appeared in the 1961 film Blue Hawaii. George Weiss, who wrote the song, has said that neither the film’s producers nor Elvis’ associates liked the demo, but that Elvis insisted on using it in the film nevertheless. The song is considered to be the king of rock’s most well-known “love song.”

However, contrary to the popular belief, the song was dedicated to the grandmother of his on-screen love interest on her birthday in the film Blue Hawaii. Elvis gives the grandma a music box, then the music starts playing as soon as she opens it, and Elvis joins in.

For four weeks in 1962, Elvis Presley’s rendition of the song topped the British singles chart. Moreover, when Presley went on tour in the late 1960s and early 1970s, this song always served as the show’s closing number. He also famously performed it live during the broadcast of his 1968 NBC special and again as the closing number for his 1973 Global Broadcast, Aloha from Hawaii. Elvis Presley’s final television special, Elvis in Concert, used a sped-up arrangement of this song as the show’s closing performance.

Watch Elvis Presley’s performance of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” live in Las Vegas below.