Ukulele Video Lesson - Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley & Twenty One Pilots)

Ukulele video lessons can help you get up to speed on any song that you might want to learn. Maybe you want to learn one of the brand new pop songs out there, or you are looking for a classic song. Maybe you want a song that’s timeless and that has the power to bridge generations, such as “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, made famous by Elvis Presley. 

A little background behind this ukulele video lesson

One of the misconceptions about Elvis from casual listeners is that he wrote all of this own songs. That’s not the case with most songs, and it is certainly not the case with “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” The writer of the song was George Weiss, who had written a number of hits from the ‘40s all the way through the ‘70s. Some of his other hits include “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “What a Wonderful World”. Despite the fact that Weiss was the writer, most people today associate the song with Elvis. Weiss wrote a great song, and Elvis made it iconic. In fact, he closed many of his concerts with this song.

Chances are pretty good that you know the lyrics and melody to this song already. It’s been in countless movies, and it is still very popular. You’ve probably heard it at weddings as well. 

If you want to hear exactly how this song is going to sound on ukulele before you watch the ukulele video lesson, make sure you check out Twenty-One Pilots. The rendition of the song is beautiful, and you can quickly see just how great this is going to sound once you learn how to play it on ukulele. In fact, it’s a good idea to listen to this version, as well as the Elvis Presley version (and perhaps some other covers out there).

Many other covers too!

One of the great things about this song is that it can sound marvelous regardless of the musical style and instrument. In 1994, UB40 covered the song and they used a reggae beat, which was quite a bit different from the Elvis version, while still retaining all of the qualities that make it a great song. It went to number one in the United States.

Many different bands and performers have covered this song at some point. Andy Williams did a cover in 1970, and it went to the number three spot in the UK.  Just six years later, The Stylistics covered the song and it went to number four. Funny enough, The Stylistics covered another song of Weiss’s, “I Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)”, which was a hit for them.

When you start to build up the number of songs that you have, you want to have variety, naturally. It would get boring playing the same type of song all of the time. It’s always a good idea to branch out. However, you really should have some tried and true classics at your disposal as well. If you want to get people smiling, and maybe even singing along with you, then this is one of the songs you need to learn.

The song has a nice rhythm that pairs well with ukulele, and you will find that it is actually quite easy to learn. Once you listen to the song enough, the patterns will become clear. The ukulele video lesson helps you put everything together quickly. Before you know it, you will be serenading people with your own version of “Can’t Help Falling in Love”!

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