When I Fall in Love

When I Fall in Love is a pop standard written by Victor Young & Edward Heyman.

Celine Dion and Clive Griffin covered the song for the soundtrack of the 1993 romantic comedy film "Sleepless in Seattle." The song is also featured on Celine's twelfth album "The Colour of My Love."

The single was released on June 28, 1993 and the song was produced by David Foster.

Song BackgroundEdit

The song was originally supposed to be a duet between Celine & Stevie Wonder for the "Sleepless in Seattle" soundtrack.

Music VideoEdit

The music video for "When I Fall in Love" was directed by Dominic Orlando in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Chart PerformanceEdit

"When I Fall in Love" peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 6 on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart & Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart.

In Canada, the song peaked at number 21 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart, number 31 on the Canadian Record's Contemporary Hit Radio chart & number 2 on the Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary chart.

The song was also moderately successful in Australia, New Zealand & the Netherlands.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Allmusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted that Celine's album "The Colour of My Love" (which featured the song) had "careful production, professional songwriting (highlighted by "When I Fall in Love," "The Power of Love," and "Think Twice")."


"When I Fall in Love" was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" in 1994 and won a Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)" which went to David Foster and Jeremy Lubbock.

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