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Fallin' In Love

by

Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds



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This was written by Danny Hamilton and his wife Ann. Ann Hamilton explained: "In the 1970s, as a youngster, I was privileged to have access to the recording industry. At that time, I was married to Dan Hamilton of Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds. Dan had a huge hit record 'Don't Pull Your Love,' when we met. By the time we married, Dan, Joe Frank, and Allan Dennison were working on a new album of original songs. As fate would have it, Dan had some difficulty coming up with lyrics for 3 songs on the album. I submitted my ideas for 'Fallin' In Love,' 'Winners & Losers,' and 'Love Is.' Danny loved the lyrics and I had my first hit record, 'Fallin' In Love.'"
In 1974, Playboy records signed the group. This song became the first and only #1 hit for the label. (thanks, Steve - Taylor, MI)
Until the band had a hit with this song, they were considered as one-hit-wonders, as the rest of their other singles that followed their other Top 40 hit, "Don't Pull Your Love (Out)" (for the Dunhill/ABC label), went nowhere. In 1973, Tommy Reynolds, the band's drummer, quit to join a band called Shango and was replaced by Alan Dennison. In 1974, the band signed with Playboy Records, who insisted that they keep their original name (apparently, Playboy thought it would be foolish to jeopardize the very small impact that they had in music). After the success of this song, they changed their name to Hamilton, Joe Frank & Dennison to reflect the new lineup more accurately. (thanks, Jerro - New Alexandria, PA)
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Comments (6):

@Phil, here's the link for this version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFFPb2QEMIs&feature=player_embedded You can get them by right clicking on the Play Button in the middle of the song window on the right side of the screen. Select "Watch on Youtube". It will open a new window and you can then copy the URL to the one linked here on this site which shows an embedded player. Hope that helps.
- Steve, Las Vegas, NV
Where can I find this particular version to download. Every version that I have found is different. Even Itunes does not have this version.
- Phil Ricks, Cumming, GA
this is one of those songs you never grow tired of
- Christopher L., fort worth, TX
I was visiting some very influential people to me when I first really became aware of the wonderful sound of this song. I was 17. For that and other reasons I will love it forever. I am 46 and I live in Texas.
- john, Fort Worth, TX
Perhaps they should have kept the "Reynolds" for good luck, as they never charted with "Dennison" on the end. I recall "Winners and Losers" being a reasonably successful single right before or right after this one, but I don't know, maybe it didn't crack the Top 40. It got played enough so that I still remember it all these years later.
- kevin, Reading , PA
LET US NOT FORGET THE ORIGINAL PORTION OF THIS GROUP HAD A HIT WITH "NO MATTER WHAT SHAPE (YOUR STOMACH'S IN) BY THE T BONES (IT WAS AN ALAKA SELTZER COMMERCIAL IN THE 60'S )
- RICH, BROOKLYN, NY
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