Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)

Album: Rick Nelson Sings For You (1963)
Charted: 12
  • Fools rush in where angels fear to tread
    And so I come to you, my love, my heart above my head.
    Though I see the danger there
    If there's a chance for me, then I don't care

    Fools rush in where wise men never go
    But wise men never fall in love, so how are they to know?
    When we met, I felt my life begin
    So open up your heart and let this fool rush in

    Fools rush in where wise men never, never, never go
    Eh, but wise men never fall in love, so how are they to know?
    Ahh, when we met, girl, I felt my life begin
    So open up your heart and let this fool rush in

    Just open up your heart and let this fool rush on in
    Just open up your heart because I-I-I-I-I-I-I am coming in
    Open up your heart and let this fool rush in

Comments: 4

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaDoes anyone know what kind of guitar James played on this recording? Loved the sound of it.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaOne of my fav tunes by Rickey. His dad was the one who wanted him to record this.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 14th 1960, Brook Benton performed "Fools Rush In" on the NBC-TV program 'The Perry Como Show'...
    At the time the song was at #26 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; nine days earlier on December 5th it had peaked at #24 {for 1 week} and it stay on the chart for 10 weeks...
    Six days later on December 20th Mr. Benton's covered version of "Someday You'll Want Me to Want You" entered the Top 100 for a one week stay, and that was at position #93...
    Between 1959 and 1978 he had thirty-six records make Billboard's R&B Singles chart; twenty-one made the Top 10 with seven reaching #1, "It's Just A Matter of Time" in 1959, "So Many Ways" in 1959, "Thank You Pretty Baby" in 1959, "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" w/Dinah Washington in 1960, "Kiddo" in 1960, "A Rockin' Good Way" w/Dinah Washington in 1960, and "Rainy Night in Georgia" in 1970.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 9th 1963, Rick Nelson performed "Fools Rush In" on the ABC-TV family sitcom, 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet'...
    At the time Rick's covered version of the song was at #26 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; just over three weeks later on November 3rd it would peak at #12 {for 1 week} and it stayed on the chart for 13 weeks...
    Earlier in the 1960s two other covered versions also made the Top 100; on December 5th, 1960 Brook Benton's version* peaked at #24 {for 1 week), then twenty-two months later on October 21st, 1962 Etta James would reached #87 {for 1 week} with her version...
    * Brook Benton's version would reached #5 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart.
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