Listen: Boyz II Men Cover "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" From Their Doo Wop Album

by VVN Music

Boyz II Men recently announced they were returning to the world of doo wop with the album Under the Streetlight.

Formed while attending high school, the group led the world into New Jack Swing with their debut album Cooleyhighharmony but soon were better known for their tight harmonies on ballads like "End of the Road", "I'll Make Love to You" and "One Sweet Day", all three of which spent over a dozen weeks at number one.

Snuck in during that run of hits was a remake of the 5 Satins "In the Still of the Nite", recorded for the film The Jacksons: An American Dream, their first foray into the classic style.

On October 20, they return with a full album of doo wop with Under the Streetlight including such classics as "A Thousand Miles Away", "I Only Have Eyes For You" and "A Sunday Kind of Love".

From the new album, here is their cover of Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers' "Why Do Fools Fall in Love".


1 comment

Dan said...

Not apparent from this brief blurb, the "Jimmy Merchant" listed on the cover is the actual original first tenor of the Teenagers. He helped with the vocal arranging, which is true to the original. I'm not sure if he sang on this new version, but if he did, these days he's a baritone-bass.

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