Why Do Fools Fall in Love

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Conventional wisdom dictates that a film about Frankie Lymon's death and his three feuding widows would have at least one song performed by Lymon on the soundtrack. Conventional wisdom would be wrong. Why Do Fools Fall in Love doesn't have a single Lymon performance on it, even if its title track is covered by Gina Thompson. Instead, compilers Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Timbaland, Sylvia Rhone and Merlin Bobb have assembled an album designed to appeal to contemporary urban and soul artists, baiting it with one bonus oldie from Little Richard. It may not make for a faithful soundtrack to a movie largely set in the '50s, but it makes for a fairly entertaining ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Conventional wisdom dictates that a film about Frankie Lymon's death and his three feuding widows would have at least one song performed by Lymon on the soundtrack. Conventional wisdom would be wrong. Why Do Fools Fall in Love doesn't have a single Lymon performance on it, even if its title track is covered by Gina Thompson. Instead, compilers Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Timbaland, Sylvia Rhone and Merlin Bobb have assembled an album designed to appeal to contemporary urban and soul artists, baiting it with one bonus oldie from Little Richard. It may not make for a faithful soundtrack to a movie largely set in the '50s, but it makes for a fairly entertaining record, thanks to the sharp musical ears of Elliott and Timbaland. Certainly, a few of the tracks fall flat, but there are enough great moments -- Lil' Mo's "5 Minutes," Elliott and Busta Rhymes' "Get Contact," and the Elliott and Scary Spice duet "I Want You Back" -- to make it a first-rate urban contemporary and hip-hop soundtrack.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/1998
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075596226523
  • Catalog Number: 62265
  • Sales rank: 231,120

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (4:09)
  2. 2 Get on the Bus (4:46)
  3. 3 He Be Back (4:53)
  4. 4 No Fool No More (4:17)
  5. 5 Get Contact (3:31)
  6. 6 Five Minutes (5:25)
  7. 7 I Want You Back (3:53)
  8. 8 About You (5:13)
  9. 9 Love Is for Fools (3:51)
  10. 10 Without You (4:22)
  11. 11 Splash - Next (5:09)
  12. 12 What the Dealio (4:01)
  13. 13 Crazy Love (4:00)
  14. 14 Keep a Knockin' (5:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
En Vogue Vocals, Track Performer
Little Richard Track Performer
Michael Allen Drums
Mint Condition Background Vocals, Track Performer
Busta Rhymes Track Performer
Bernard Grobman Guitar
Keri Lewis Keyboards
Brian Alexander Morgan Bass, Keyboards
Stokley Guitar, Vocals
Total Track Performer
Mista Vocals, Background Vocals
Gina Thompson Track Performer
Missy Elliott Background Vocals, Track Performer
Timbaland Track Performer
Next Track Performer
Destiny's Child Track Performer
Lil' Mo Background Vocals
Nicole Vocals
Dominick Maybank Bass
Suga Mike Background Vocals
Donald "Lenny" Holmes Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar
Coko Background Vocals, Track Performer
Gerard Thomas Keyboards
Baby Sham Rap
Envyi Background Vocals
Melanie B. Vocals, Track Performer
Nicole Wray Vocals
Technical Credits
Little Richard Producer
Merlin Bobb Executive Producer
Jimmy Douglass Engineer
Charles Glenn Engineer
Mick Guzauski Remixing
Keri Lewis Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Arif Mardin Producer
Brian Alexander Morgan Producer, drum programming
Sylvia Rhone Executive Producer
Derek Martin Engineer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Missy Elliott Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Timbaland Producer, Executive Producer
Ben Arrindell Engineer
Eddie Hudson Engineer
Paul J. Falcone Engineer
Chris Habeck Engineer
Tim Mosley Composer
Kay Gee Producer
Suga Mike Producer
Donald "Lenny" Holmes Producer
Big Baby Producer, String Arrangements, Introduction
Gerard Thomas Producer, drum programming
Nat Foster Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Absolute Bomb!!

    I will admit that this album doesn't focus on the movie too much but it is a great album none the less. Missy & Mel B's

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