Jul 222012
 

from BEETHOVEN’S 2ND ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

written by Carole Bayer Sager, James Ingram & Clif Magness

If you are among the many music fans who love David Foster’s unique productions of lush, romantic ballads, you have to listen to “The Day I Fall In Love” from the soundtrack of the  1993 movie, “Beethoven’s 2nd.”

Co-written by the legendary Carole Bayer Sager with r&b great James Ingram and talented songwriter Clif Magness, “The Day I Fall In Love” is a tender love duet between Ingram and country/pop icon, Dolly Parton. Foster’s evocative instrumental arrangement based on keyboards, synths and rich strings perfectly backs up the singers’ intense vocal performances in a beautiful crescendo also enhanced by Michael Thompson’s superior guitar playing.
“The Day I Fall In Love” was only a minor hit on the Adult Contemporary chart reaching #36 but its top notch quality was recognized with nominations on the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the Grammy Awards as Best Song From A Motion Picture.


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Lead Vocals: James Ingram & Dolly Parton
Keyboards: David Foster
Guitar: Michael Thompson
Programmino: Claude Gaudette

Strings Arrangement by Jeremy Lubbock
Produced & Arranged by David Foster

 


Lyrics

Just an ordinary day
Started out the same old way
Then I looked into your eyes and knew
Today would be a first for me
The day I fall in love

On the day I fall in love
Sky will be a perfect blue
And I’ll give my heart forever more
To someone who is just like you
The day I fall in love

People all say love is wonderful
That the bells will ring
The birds will sing
The skies will open
I wonder where’s that great big symphony
Roll over Beethoven
Won’t you play with me

And I’ll never promise to be true to anyone
Unless it’s you
Unless it’s you
The day I fall in love

People all say love is wonderful
Love is wonderful
That the bells will ring
The birds will sing
The skies will open
I wonder where’s that great big symphony
I’ll be a Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Come play with me

Just an ordinary day
Started out the same old way
Then I looked into your eyes and knew
Today would be
A first for me
A first for me
The day I fall in love
I know you’ll be there
Ooh….I know…
The day I fall in love