“Sure To Fall (In Love With You)” is a Beatles’ cover song on their BBC albums. Indeed, there are two versions commercially available.
Recorded: 1st June, 1963 and 3rd September, 1963
Studio: BBC Paris Theatre, London and Aeolian Hall, London respectively
Track Duration: 2:08 and 2:21 respectively
BBC Radio Show: Pop Go the Beatles
Songwriters: Carl Perkins (who is also the original singer of this song), Bill Cantrell, and Quinton Claunch
Producer: Terry Henebery
Sure To Fall (In Love With You)
Carl Perkins originally recorded this song in December, 1955. However, The Beatles would often perform the song in their early days. In fact, the Fab Four recorded it four times for BBC Radio shows in the early 1960’s. Not only that but they recorded the song for their Decca audition tape too (with Pete Best on the drums). So, they must have thought highly about the song.
Some of the songs from the Decca audition tape are commercially available, but this one is not. There are bootlegs available with all the songs, of course. In the Decca audition tape it’s clear that Paul McCartney is exaggerating his accent in places to make himself sound more American than the original singer. This is especially evident on the letter “R” when he sings the line “Darling don’t ever let me go”. Compare the different styles below.
On the 1st June, 1963, they recorded a version of “Sure To Fall (In Love With You)” at the BBC Paris Theatre in London for the popular BBC Radio show, “Pop Go The Beatles”. This broadcast then went out on the 18th June, 1963 and this version is on their 1994 album, “Live At The BBC”.
The Fab Four then recorded another version at the Aeolian Hall in London, on the 3rd September, 1963, again for “Pop Go The Beatles”. This broadcast then went out on the 24th September, 1963. Furthermore, this version is on their 2013 album,”On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2″.
The band recorded two more versions of the song but these are not commercially available yet:
31st March, 1964 – Playhouse Theatre in London for BBC Radio – “The Saturday Club” programme (4th April).
1st May, 1964 – BBC Paris Studio in London – “From Us To You” radio show (18th May).