After winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the title theme to the 1955 film Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, pop composer Sammy Fain and lyricist Paul Francis Webster reunited to write the theme for April Love, a 1957 musical starring Pat Boone and Shirley Jones. Boone plays a city boy who falls in love with a Kentucky farm girl. She falls for him when he sings "April Love," all about not letting love pass you by, at a dance.
Boone caused a controversy when he refused to kiss his co-star Shirley Jones during a romantic scene on a Ferris wheel. Many chalked his refusal up to his staunch religious beliefs, being both a pastor and a gospel singer, but Boone set the record straight: "I didn’t want to rock my marriage boat."
This was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, but lost to Frank Sinatra's "All the Way" for the movie The Joker Is Wild.
This was featured on Tales From the Crypt in the 1992 episode "Split Personality," and on Quantum Leap in the episodes "Good Morning, Peoria - September 9, 1959" (1989) and "A Leap for Lisa - June 25, 1957" (1992).