Title : Can’t Stop Loving You
Country : United Kingdom
Release Date : 1995
Label : Warner Bros.
Category : Single 7″ Vinyl
Catalog Number : W 0288
Date In Charts : April 1 1995
Weeks In Charts : 2
Highest Place In Charts : 33
Catalog Number In Charts : W 0288CD
“Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” Single by Van Halen from the album Balance
B-side Crossing Over (non album track, unreleased elsewhere)
Genre Hard rock
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen
Producer Bruce Fairbairn
“Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” is a song by American hard rock band Van Halen. It was released in 1995 as the third single from Balance.
The song was written by all members of Van Halen and is about everlasting love and friendship. The song pays homage to Ray Charles’ song “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, particularly in the line where Sammy Hagar sings “Hey Ray, what you said is true…”
The song was Van Halens most successful single from Balance in the United States, being the only single which reached the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #30. The song also reached #2 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, #11 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart, and #33 on the UK singles chart.
The video, directed by Peter Christopherson, is set in an average middle class American home, where it goes back and forth between the band performing the song and people showing their affection for one another, from an old couple celebrating their anniversary, to a teen couple, to a boy and his dog, to a woman and her pet monkey. There is also a moving moment in the video in which a girl mourns the loss of her dog.
In the beginning of the video, it shows a man taking a gun and his wife worried. In the end, the video shows his wife and his son waiting for him as he leaves the prison. What he did and his time in prison are shown in the video of the song “Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)”.
The song was performed considerably on the 1995 Ambulance Tour with Sammy Hagar. It was featured on both Van Halen compilations Best of Volume I and The Best of Both Worlds.