Why Do Fools Fall in Love

~ Recording by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

Appears on releases

#TitleLengthTrack ArtistRelease TitleRelease ArtistRelease Group TypeCountry/DateLabelCatalog#
Official
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love?:??The Teenagers featuring Frankie LymonWhy Do Fools Fall in Love / Please Be MineThe Teenagers featuring Frankie LymonSingle
  • US1956-01-10
Gee RecordsGG-1002
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love?:??The Teenagers featuring Frankie LymonWhy Do Fools Fall in Love / Please Be MineThe Teenagers featuring Frankie LymonSingle
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)DB. 3772
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love?2:15Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Teenagers Featuring Frankie LymonFrankie Lymon & The TeenagersAlbum
Gee RecordsGLP-701
1.4Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers41 Original Hits From the Soundtrack of American GraffitiVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation + Soundtrack
GRT Records2230-1040
1.4Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersAmerican GraffitiVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation + Soundtrack
MCA SoundtracksMCA2-8001
1.17Why Do Fools Fall in Love?:??Frankie LymonThat'll Be the DayVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Ronco RecordsMR 2002/3
1.4Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersAmerican GraffitiVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation + Soundtrack
MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint during 1972–1990)
1.14Why Do Fools Fall in Love?2:17Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThen Came Rock ’n’ RollVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)THEN 1
1.19Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Rock 'n' Roll Era: 1956Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Time‐Life Music, Warner Special Products2RNR-14, OPCD-2544
1.17Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersYesterdays Gold: 120 Golden Oldies, Volume 4Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
YDG 2554
1.7Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers20 Rock’n’Roll GreatsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Music for PleasureCD-MFP 6007, CDB 7 90680 2
1.7Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers20 Rock’n’Roll GreatsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDAX 701501
1.4Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers30 Years of Number 1's, Volume 1: 1956-58Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Connoisseur CollectionTYNO CD 100
1.18Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie LymonThe Heart & Soul of Rock & RollVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Telstar Records (UK, mostly compilations)TCD 2351
1.9Why Do Fools Fall In Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersBillboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1956Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Rhino (reissue label)R2 70599
1.15Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Best of Doo Wop UptempoVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Rhino (reissue label)R2 75764
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Best of Frankie Lymon and The TeenagersFrankie Lymon & The TeenagersAlbum + Compilation
Rhino (reissue label)R2 70918
1.10Why Do Fools Fall in Love?2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersBook of LoveVarious ArtistsAlbum + Soundtrack
Atlantic (Warner Music imprint)7 82155-2
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon And The TeenagersGoody-GoodyFrankie Lymon And The TeenagersAlbum + Compilation
Pair RecordsPDC-2-1279
1.5Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie LymonOriginal OldiesVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Pop Records
1.5Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie LymanRock 'n' Roll Love SongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Dino EntertainmentDIN TV 13
1.5Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie LymanRock 'n' Roll Love SongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Dino EntertainmentDIN CD 13
1.5Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie LymanRock 'n' Roll Love SongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Dino EntertainmentDIN MC 13
1.11Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Sounds of Murphy BrownVarious ArtistsAlbum + Soundtrack
MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint during 1972–1990)MCAD-10063
2.4Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie LymonDancin’ & Romancin’ in the ’50s and ’60sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Reader’s Digest078-E
2.11Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersDo You Wanna DanceVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
CEMA Special Markets (a division of Capitol‐EMI Music, Inc.)CD2L-57520-1, CDL-57520-2
1.8Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersHeart & Soul (Columbia House club release)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music Special ProductsA22213
1.24Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersJukebox Hits of 1956, Volume 1Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Double D Entertainment9156
1.26Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersRock 'n' Roll LoveVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Quality Special ProductsQRSPD 1141
1.8Why Do Fools Fall In Love2:21Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Elvis Presley Years (disc 1)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
1.1Why Do Fools Fall In Love?2:20Frankie Lymon and The TeenagersWhy Do Fools Fall in LoveFrankie Lymon and The TeenagersAlbum + Compilation
Instant (Sublabel of Charly Records Ltd)CD INS 5054
1.9Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersLe Doo-wop : C'est plus fort que toiVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Quality Records (Formerly a sub-label of Quality Records Limited, its catalog is now controlled by the Phase One Network.)132 104
1.13Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Rock 'n' Roll Era: 1955-1956Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Time‐Life MusicTL 516/07
1.6Why Do Fools Fall In Love2:21Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThree Steps To HeavenVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Quality TelevisionQTVCD011
1.4Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers41 Original Hits From the Soundtrack of American GraffitiVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation + Soundtrack
  • US1993-06-22
MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint during 1972–1990)MCAD2-8001
1.4Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers41 Original Hits from the Soundtrack of American GraffitiVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation + Soundtrack
MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint during 1972–1990)MCAD2-8001
1.6Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers50’s Sock HopVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US1993-11-09
K‐tel (International budget record label)30072
1.3Why Do Fools Fall in Love?2:21Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersDoo Wop ClassicsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram)314 520259-2
2.2Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Doo Wop Box: 101 Vocal Group Gems From the Golden Age of Rock 'n' RollVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US1994-05-17
Rhino (reissue label)R2 71463
1.13Why do Fools Fall in Love2:21Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersOnly Rock 'n' Roll 1955-1959Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
JCIJCD-3129
1.3Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersRemember Then: 30 Original Doo-Wop ClassicsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
PolyGram TV (a division of PolyGram Record Operations Ltd.)516 792-2
1.17Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Best Rock 'n' Roll Album in the World... Ever!Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)VTDCD 37
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:22Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Complete RecordingsFrankie Lymon & The TeenagersAlbum + Compilation
Bear Family RecordsBCD 15 782 EI, BCD 15782 EI
10.17Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers200 Original Mega Jukebox HitsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyHR 871792
10.17Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers200 Original Mega Jukebox Hits: Hot Dogs, Hits & Happy DaysVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyDC 872982, DC 872992, DC 873002, DC 873012, DC 873022, DC 873032, DC 873042, DC 873052, DC 873062, DC 873072
10.17Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersMega Jukebox HitsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyHR 873652
1.2Why Do Fools Fall in Love??:??Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Golden Age of Rock ’n’ Roll: 1956Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Reader’s DigestRDCD 2151-3
1.17Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersA Time to Remember: 1956Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1997-02-14
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)
1.16Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18The TeenagersLet's Dance! The Best of Ballroom: Swing, Lindy, Jitterbug and JiveVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US1997-11-11
1.2Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersBlue Moon: 26 Doo Wop ClassicsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Crimson Productions (UK budget reissue label; imprint of Crimson Productions Ltd.)CRIMIDCD12
10.17Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersChart Breaker: Greatest Hits of the 50’s and 60’sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Disky
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersIt's Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers! Essential Recordings 1955-1961Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersAlbum + Compilation
Sequel Records (UK reissue label)NEDCD287
3.11Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:21Frankie Lymon and The TeenagersThe Golden Days of Rock ’n’ Roll 1955–1964Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Reader’s Digest Music3364
1.11Why Do Fools Fall In Love2:19The TeenagersThe Greatest Rock & Roll Party EverVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyBXA 877152
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe History of Rock: Group Sounds, Volume 1Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Collectables (US reissue label)
1.3Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersAmerican Graffiti Highlights: 25th Anniversary EditionVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation + Soundtrack
  • US1998-09-08
MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint during 1972–1990)MCAD-11871
1.1Why Do Fools Fall In Love?2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersWhy Do Fools Fall in LoveFrankie Lymon & The TeenagersAlbum + Compilation
  • US1998-11-01
Remember (reissues)
1.6Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers20th Century Hits for a New Millennium: 40 Hits of 1955–1959Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyDO 852772
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers25 Greatest HitsFrankie Lymon & The TeenagersAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Music for Pleasure4 95479 2, 7243 4 95479 2 6
1.9Why do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersAbsolute Hits of the 50'sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EVA Records (Denmark)8461192
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:21The TeenagersStreet Corner Serenade: Greatest Doo-Wop Hits of the '50s and '60sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US1999-07-20
Rhino (reissue label)
1.12Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon and the TeenagersGlory Days of Rock 'n' Roll: Doo-WopVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Time‐Life Music
10.17Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersHotdogs, Hits & Happy Days (disc 10)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyBX 248882
1.8Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Century of Rock: The Greatest Ever Hits of RockVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -1999
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)LBSCD 022
2.15Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe History of Pop 1955-1957Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Reader’s Digest
1.13Why Do Fools Fall In Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersWCBS FM101.1 - The Millennium's Greatest Hits Volume 1Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Collectables (US reissue label)COL-2519
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersDoo-Wop GreatsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
GoldiesGLD 25392-1, GLD 25392-2, GLD 25392-3
1.7Why Do Fools Fall In Love2:20The TeenagersMillennium Doo Wop PartyVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Rhino (reissue label)R2 79990
2.5Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Best Rock ’N’ Roll Love Songs in the World EverVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)7243 8 49791 2 6, VTDCD343
1.9Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Classic Rhythm + Blues Collection: 1955-1959Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Warner Special Products, Time‐Life MusicOPCD-3558, R604-01
1.18Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersCasey Kasem Presents: America's Top 10 Through the Years - The 50'sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US2001-04-24
2.9Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers1000 Original Hits: 50’s, Volume 2Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • DE2001-08-31
EMI Plus
1.6Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersSay It Loud! A Celebration of Black Music in AmericaVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US2001-10-02
Rhino (reissue label)76786
1.4Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie LymonAmerican Graffiti, Volume 1Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation + Soundtrack
  • US2002-04-02
3.9Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersGlory Days of Rock 'n' Roll: Doo-WopVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -2002
Time‐Life Music
1.19Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersLjuva 50-tal 1955-1959Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • SE2003-08-20
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)511197 2
1.18Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersCapital Gold: Rock ’n’ Roll LegendsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2003-11-10
Virgin TVVTDCD554
3.15Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie LymonRescue Me: 100 Nº 1 Hits From the 50's to 70'sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
El Diablo! (Spanish label, mainly distribution + tributes)EDD059CD
1.8Why Do Fools Fall in Love?2:17Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersLet's RememberVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)5174539
1.10Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersMera RaggarklassikerVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -2004-11-24
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)
1.7Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers#1 Hits of the 50s (The Pure Gold Collection)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
BMG Special Projects, Compass Productions (budget compilations)DRC13579
8.2Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersGreatest Hits of the 50'sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
DiskyDB 901865
1.6Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersLegends of Rock ’n’ RollVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)0724386692320
1.30Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18The Teenagers feat. Frankie LymonThe Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll: Special Doo Wop Edition, 1953-1963Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Ace (UK, started in 1978)CDCHD 1000
1.14Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:16Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Original Rock ’n’ Roll AlbumVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI Gold
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Only Doo‐Wop Collection You’ll Ever NeedVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US2005-01-28
Shout! FactoryD2K 32649
2.12Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersGolden OldiesVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2005-09-12
Virgin TVVTDCD 749
3.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:21Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Birth of Rock ’n’ RollVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2006-06-30
SohoSOHOCD049
9.6Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:21Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersMalt Shop Memories (10 CD Boxset)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Time‐Life Music21379-P
2.19Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersNo. 1 Evergreen HitsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -2006
EA 71078
1.6Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:21Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersStreet Corner SymphoniesVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Time‐Life Music, Universal Music Special Markets, Rhino Special Products21078-2, B0006941-02, OPCD-7899
2.9Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersUnforgettable Love SongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2007-01-29
Virgin TVVTDCD859
2.27Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersHeartbeat LovesongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2007-03-05
Virgin TVVTDCD 863
1.3Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersMastermix Professional Engineered for DJs A: 50s 60s 70sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2007-09-24
Music Factory (UK promotional remix service started in 1985)CD647
1.7Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:17Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers101 Number OnesVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2007-11-05
Virgin TVVTDCDX 884
1.21Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:18The TeenagersMusic From Happy DaysVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Promotion
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20The TeenagersFrankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe TeenagersAlbum + Compilation
Éditions AtlasRK CD 447
(unknown)
1.16Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:19Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe No. 1 Rock 'n' Roll AlbumVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -1997
PolyGram TV (a division of PolyGram Record Operations Ltd.)555 017-2
1.1Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:21Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersThe Very Best of Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersFrankie Lymon & The TeenagersAlbum + Compilation
  • US1998-10-12
Rhino (reissue label)R2 75507
1.10Why Do Fools Fall in Love2:20Frankie Lymon & The TeenagersRock Around the Clock Early Rock & RollVarious ArtistsAlbum
Compass Productions (budget compilations)OPCD-7990

Relationships

spoken vocals [dialogue]:Wolfman Jack (US disc jockey)
part of:Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1956 (number: 8) (order: 8)
Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 307) (order: 305)
SecondHandSongs:https://secondhandsongs.com/performance/60466 [info]
recording of:Why Do Fools Fall in Love (in 1955-11)

Why Do Fools Fall in Love

additional writer:George Goldner
Jimmy Merchant (US singer, member of The Teenagers)
Herman Santiago (singer for Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers)
writer:Morris Levy
Frankie Lymon
publisher:EMI Longitude Music
Patricia Music
ワーナー・チャペル音楽出版 Synch事業部
ヤマハミュージックパブリッシング (until 2017-03-31)
イーエムアイ音楽出版 ソニー事業部 (until 2021-06-30)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (from 2017-04-01 to present)
ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング EMI外国事業部 (sub‐publisher for foreign (non‐Japanese) works) (from 2021-07-01 to present)
referred to in medleys:12/8 Medley (That’ll be the Day musical) (order: 5)