The song”When I Fall in Love” is a beautiful golden oldies from The Lettermen, who were one of the most successful vocal groups from this era. They formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, around 1959. Their music has tight harmony and lovely arrangements. They were pretty much unknown until they signed with Capitol Records in 1961. Group members were Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann. Their first single for Capitol, another one of those golden oldies even for that time, was “The Way You Look Tonight.” The song went to #13 on the Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up single, “When I Fall in Love,” went to #7 on the Billboard hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Easy Listening Chart in late 1962.
“When I Fall in Love” is a standard and was written by Victor Young & Edward Heyman for the 1952 film One Minute To Zero. The first hit version was by Doris Day in July 1952. There have been many covers, including versions by Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Etta Jones, Johnny Crawford, The Carpenters, Little Willie Littlefield, and Kenny Rogers.
Of course, there have been many changes in the lineup of The Letterman over the years, and they still tour and perform today. The group has an astonishing record of success, with two Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, 16 Top 10 singles on the Adult Contemporary Chart, 32 consecutive Billboard Magazine chart albums, 11 gold records, and five Grammy nominations.
Here are the lyrics to “When I Fall in Love” by The Lettermen:
“Whoo ooo ooo Whoo ooo ooo
When I fall in love, it will be forever
Or I’ll never fall in love
In a restless world like this is
Love is ended before it’s begun
And too many moonlight kisses
Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun
When I give my heart, it will be completely
Or I’ll never give my heart
And the moment I can feel that
You feel that way too
Is when I fall in love
When I fall in love with you- ooo-ooo-ooo”
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