Wednesday, February 1, 2012

ABC Wednesday - Round 10 - C is for ...

Can't is a strange word to pick for "C" but I think it picked itself.
I selected 3 "C" songs that I love and they all start with "Can't".
So Can't it is this week.

Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles

Written by Paul McCartney became the Beatles fourth number one single on the UK music charts and their third to sell over a million copies in the UK. 
It was recorded on 29 January 1964 at EMI's Pathe Marcdoni Studios in Paris, France where The Beatles were performing 18 days of concerts at the Olympia Theatre.
 It became the first single that they released without their characteristic background harmonies.

Youtube - Can't buy me love

Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Andy Williams

I love this song and I love Andy Williams' version though it was originally sung by Frankie Valli in 1967.
It made it to no.2 on the US Charts.
The writer/composers of this song were Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio.

Youtube - Can't take my eyes off you

Can't Help Falling in Love (With You)  by Elvis Presley

Written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss and originally recorded by Elvis Presley.
Several others have also sung/recorded this song including:
* Perry Como
* Corey Hart
* Clay Aiken
* CSJH The Grace
* Harry Connick Jr
* William Control
* Celine Dion

I'm not a great fan of Elvis, but I do love this song and I think he sang it really well.

Youtube - Can't help falling in love

Enjoy your day.

Warm Regards

Information taken from:   Can't Buy Me Love    Can't Take My Eyes Off You    Can't Help Falling in Love

Check out other "C" entries at ABC Wednesday here


  1. When the Beatles had the Top 5 songs on the US charts on 4/4/1964, the #1 song was Can't Buy Me Love/

    Good song selection!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

    1. Thanks Roger. The Beatles were awesome. thanks for sharing that info.

  2. Beautiful music videos, I like the second one the most.

    Crystal Palace & Carousel
    Chubskulit, ABC Wednesday Team

    1. Thanks Chubskulit. It's one of my favourites.

  3. Wonderful CHOICES for our C week - I love ALL those songs as they take me back to "Yesterday."

    abCw team

    1. Thanks Leslie - they take me back in time too.

  4. I like all the Elvis songs, not so much the man ! I had my first Elvis record in 1956 !!

    1. Oh wow and like you I like his songs (some of them) not so much the man.

  5. Great choice for C day. Now I'm singing, Can't buy me love . . . I always loved that song. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

    1. Thanks Carver. The Beatles are my favourite band and they sang some amazing songs.

  6. this is a lovely post. Interesting how Cant makes a beautiful beginning in these songs..

    1. Thanks Ruby. I had the same thought too.


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