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Fools In Love Songs

Posted by Billyjam, April 1, 2013 01:31pm | Post a Comment
There are a lot of songs on the topic of fools and even more songs on being in love. But for today, April Fool's Day, I have assembled some random songs about both - about fools in love or people falling foolishly into love. We've all been there and done that and hence can relate, no doubt, to the selection of songs I've assembled below (via YouTube) about fools in love.

Included is the song "Fools In Love" by Joe Jackson - the single off his great album Look Sharp in which he cynically muses, albeit from first hand experience, on: "Fools in love, are there any creatures more pathetic? Fools in love, never knowing when they've lost the game." Other songs about fools in love include the 1956 #1 hit from the very young Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" (a live TV rendition from 1956 from WNEW's The Frankie Lane Show with a funny interview beforehand). The song, which has been covered by folks such as Diana Ross and Joe Ely, poses that eternal question: "Why do fools fall in love?"  Also below is Journey-man Steve Perry's 80's pop rock ballad mega-hit "Foolish Heart" (off his Street Talk LP) and Rod Stewart's version of Elvin Bishop's hit "Fooled Around And Fell In Love."

As a genre country & western music has no shortage of songs about been a fool in love so I've included a couple of examples below - from both a male and female perspective - including honkytonk traditionalist Heather Myles' “Make a Fool Out of Me," and Ernest Tubb's version of Jimmie Rodgers’ "The Women Make A Fool Out Of Me." Alternately singing about men making a fool out of women the first video below captures in concert a very young Tina Turner singing about been a "A Fool In Love" something she would later learn from firsthand experience from her not so healthy relationship with Ike Turner. Similarly Rhianna can sing firsthand on being a "Fool In Love" and fully admitting she is a "fool in love" but asks not to be judged.


Tina Turner "A Fool In Love"


Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers "Why Do Fools Fall in Love""


Rhianna "Fool In Love"


Joe Jackson "Fools In Love


Steve Perry "Foolish Heart"


Rod Stewart "Fooled Around And Fell In Love (live)"


Ernest Tubb "Women Make A Fool Out Of Me"


Heather Myles “Make a Fool Out of Me”

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Steve Perry (2), Rhianna (1), Joe Jackson (5), Tina Turner (7), Fools In Love (1), April Fools (2), Rod Stewart (8)