“Why Do Fools Fall In Love” Frankie Lymon

Why Do Fools Fall in Love” is a song that was originally a hit for early New York City-based rock and roll group Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers in January 1956. It reached No. 1 on the R&B chart,[1] No. 6 on Billboard‘s Pop Singles chart,[2] and number 1 on the UK Singles Chart in July.

The song helped to make Frankie Lymon a household name and would make him a rock and roll pioneer.

The Canadian group The Diamonds also did a more traditional doo wop version that came out the week after Lymon’s, in March 1956. This version stayed 19 weeks on the Billboard chart, topping out at No. 12.[5]

The song was ranked #314 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[6]

The song was the first hit recording made in the Bell Sound Studio in New York City. It was recorded in November of 1955.


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