Song 18 Lick the Tins

Lick the Tins - Can't Help Falling in Love, 1986

You know this song, though you might not recognise the band by name. Think of the ending to Some Kind of Wonderful - Eric Stoltz has just chosen the right girl and they're doing a Casablanca-style walk off into the horizon as the credits roll. ('You look great wearing my future.') You know. And what's on the soundtrack? The most innocent, upbeat version of any Elvis standard ever recorded. You might also recognise the song from the film of Roddy Doyle's The Snapper, and if you were in Athlone on July 17, 2006, maybe you remember it as the first dance at my wedding. (Hey, it's Valentine's Week! I'm allowed to get sentimental. Any survivors of the aforementioned incident will recall the lurching but enthusiastic jig that followed - miraculously, very few were injured.) Thanks to the magic of the internet you can watch stills of the John Hughes film as you listen to this enchanting tune, and read a translation of the words in Spanish at the same time. Oh, and for young 'uns, any references in Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World to Eric Stoltz are I hope hereby explained.



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