Lick The Tins – Can't Help Falling In Love

John Hughes’ passing will lead to twitter tsunami’s I’m sure. He was the man responsible for a slew of incredibly popular teenage movies throughout the eighties. You’ll know them well, the Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and my favourite Some Kind of Wonderful. As you’d expect they are all beginning to flag under a modern microscope but SKOW always had one over its contemporaries through its stellar soundtrack (PIP wasn’t bad either mind you). It had a huge impact on me at the time, Furniture’s ‘Brilliant Mind’ alone steered me along the indie path (with the Apartments ‘The Shyest Time’ in close pursuit, not so much TJ&MC oddly). That song’s influence took its time though, it was Lick The Tin’s cover of ‘I Can’t Help Falling In Love’ at the closing credits that got the hairs on the back of my neck standing. I can still clearly remember the night I watched the film on my own because I was too young to join the others at the hotel disco. In many ways I was glad because I got to spend it with a cool girl who could play the drums really good. She didn’t need that geek Stoltz when she could have had an Irish kid in oversized basketball boots with a cows lick. KD

Lick The Tins – Can’t Help Falling In Love

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More Info: Official
Buy Songs: Some Kind of Wonderful
Year: 1986

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  1. August 8, 2009

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Kev. This song is bringing back a lot of nice memories.

  2. August 8, 2009

    Glad it has Jeremy. Maybe yourself and Sarin can relive those youth disco’s with this in the background.

  3. Anonymous
    August 13, 2009

    love this song, thank you so much :)

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