Song Review: Cheap Trick – “Can’t Stop Fallin’ Into Love”

“Can’t Stop Fallin’ Into Love” was released as the lead-off single from Cheap Trick’s 1990 album, Busted. The single was released in July 1990 and peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

I was 15 years old and enjoying the summer between 9th and 10th grade when “Can’t Stop Fallin’ Into Love” was released. I had really liked the singles from Cheap Trick’s previous album, Lap of Luxury, so I was interested in hearing what their new material sounded like. Musically, it was a very pop friendly song, and I thought the lyrics were very relatable. I still like the song 25 years later, but freely admit it’s not quite as strong as “The Flame” or their cover of “Don’t Be Cruel.” But it’s a good song for what it is, which is a simple and catchy pop tune. Whenever I hear “Can’t Stop Fallin’ Into Love,” I can’t help but remember back to the summer of 1990.

The music video for the song is primarily a performance piece, but footage that is supposed to resemble a comic book is intercut with it. You have to admit that the “comic book footage” is creative, and not something you really saw appearing very much in music videos. The speech bubbles that pop up can be rather amusing at times.

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