Cover vs. Original

Can't Help Falling In Love

I'm no Elvis fan, but I HATE UB40. How did their version become a hit?!

- Matt, New York, United States, 29.10.2005



Elvis Presley

CD-Cover: UB40 - Promises and Lies 14.2 % 85.8 % CD-Cover: Elvis Presley - Blue Hawaii
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
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UB40 4395 Votes Elvis Presley

Comments about Can't Help Falling In Love:

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I came along a little late to be captivated by Elvis, but in this case there is no contest: one of The King's most memorable ballads.
- Rob L., Vancouver, United States, 26.08.2010
Danced my fist dance as husband and wife to this ELVIS song. Long live the King!
- Steve, Grasonville, MD, United States, 31.03.2010
This one is obvious. Elvis by a longshot.
- Josh, Westfield, United States, 20.02.2010
i like the Corey Hart version :)
- ZVNk, Toronto, Canada, 11.09.2009
This is not Elvis' finest in any way, but UB40 threw the whole sentimentalism of the song out the window when they covered it, IMHO.
- Andy, Belém, Brazil, 10.09.2009
- geny, cardiff, Wales, 27.12.2008
Sorry, I just love the Reggae version.
- angela, NYC, United States, 08.10.2008
You can never out-do Elvis, even his covers are unparalleled (check out bridge over troubled water). He is truly the greatest ever.

I was forced to listen to him in the car with my parents as a kid, and wen i reached my teens i became the one who was forcing my parents to listen to him, although i never liked hounddog

- Nick, Sydney, Australia, 07.10.2008
I HATE Elvis.
- Nathan, Durango, United States, 09.05.2008
I could go either way, both versions are great, and different. That's the mark of a great cover song, when it offers a new interpretation of a song, yet is as good as the original. The voting should be closer on this. Elvis' voice is better, but that brass combo in the background really gives UB40's version punch.
- Erik, MN, United States, 22.04.2008
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