Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)

"Fools Rush In" (1940) is a popular song. The lyrics were written by Johnny Mercer with music by Rube Bloom.[1]

"Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)"
Composer(s)Rube Bloom
Lyricist(s)Johnny Mercer

First recordingsEdit

The major hits at the time of introduction were:

Rick Nelson recordingEdit

  • In 1963, Rick Nelson recorded his version,[3] and was included in his Rick Nelson Sings "For You"LP and was an enormous hit, reaching #12 on the Billboard pop chart and #24 on the Hot R&B Singles chart.[4] This recording was the most famous version of this song.

Other notable recordingsEdit

Popular cultureEdit


  1. ^ Furia, Philip (1990). The Poets of Tin Pan Alley. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 270. ISBN 0-19-507473-4.
  2. ^ Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854. Tape 2, side A.
  3. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles". Cash Box Magazine. Archived from the original on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 426.
  5. ^ Al Hirt, Trumpet and Strings Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  6. ^ "She and Him – "Fools Rush In"". Pretty Much Amazing. Retrieved 10 March 2013.