Why Do Fools Fall in Love by Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, July 20, 1956 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The single was released in January 1956 to avoid the Christmas rush. The group was not notified that it was released - they found out when a group member heard a classmate singing it at school. Royalties for this song have been in constant dispute. Record companies often claimed a share of the copyright on songs written by young artists who didn't know enough about the law or the music industry to realize they were being cheated. When this was released in 1956, record company owner George Goldner told the group that only 2 names could be listed on the copyright, and credited himself and Lyman as songwriters. In 1964, Goldner signed over the rights to Morris Levy, who had been claiming copyrights for years, collecting royalties on songs he didn't write by Chuck Berry, Tommy James and many others. In 1998, a movie about Frankie Lymon was released called Why Do Fools Fall In Love. Lymon's wives were played by Halle Berry, Vivica Fox and Lela Rochon.
Who sang Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
Why Do Fools Fall in Love was performed by Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
What year did Why Do Fools Fall in Love get to the UK number 1 spot?
Why Do Fools Fall in Love first became a UK number 1 on Friday, July 20, 1956
How long was Why Do Fools Fall in Love at number 1 in the UK?
Why Do Fools Fall in Love spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.