It’s almost impossible to say you’ve never listened to “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley. Now, to be fair no one can replace Elvis Presley, but there are those that believe his songs are so powerful that they have to cover him. And so they do. The next three songs are the ones that stand out to me; they make me fall in love with the song all over again and I hope they do the same for anyone all over the world.
A*Teens: “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
This version has become furiously popular – not so much in the US when it first came out – covers if only for the Disney movie “Lilo And Stitch”. Rolling in at the end credits, this Swedish pop music group covered this song just to make it onto the soundtrack even though most of the time, they had no clue what they were singing about. Upbeat and very much pop oriented, A*Teens takes Elvis Presley to a whole new level of intense.
Haley Reinhart: “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
To be honest, the reason this cover stood out to me the moment I heard it is because it was the background music to an Extra gum commercial. There is one word in particular that describes this song perfectly: lovely. Slow, sensitive, and sweet, Haley Reinhart knows how to work her voice to benefit her popularity. This cover is one to blast loudly and just lay on a bed with your eyes closed, taking in every note is sung and I have done nothing but that each time I play this song.
Twenty One Pilots: “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
A uke, a cute boy in a popular band, screaming fans, and a video montage – what could be better to cover a song? The moment Tyler Joseph starts to sing, the sound is raw, honest, and beautiful while looking completely and hopelessly in love in the video. As Joseph sings, it’s impossible not to hear how natural this song is to him. To top it off, it ends with Josh Dun in the backseat of a van as the song finishes with its last strum. Dun claps like the good bandmate he is and Joseph bites his lip at the camera. The duo that is Twenty One Pilots could not possibly get any cuter.