Song written by Pete Shelley.
The Buzzcocks recorded the song for their second album 'Love Bites' (1978). Released as a single, it reached number 12 in the UK singles chart.
Fine Young Cannibals version
The song was subsequently covered by the Fine Young Cannibals for the soundtrack of the 1986 film 'Something Wild'. Released as a single, it reached number 9 in the UK singles chart. It was later also included on their album 'The Raw and the Cooked' (1988).
Kim Wilde version
Kim Wilde recorded a cover of 'Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldnt've)' for her 2011 album Snapshots. On 24 February 2012 it was released as the third single from the album.
'Ever Fallen in Love' was released as a digital download single only.
See this page in the discography for more information.
There are two versions of 'Ever Fallen in Love': the album version and the 'mixed but not mastered' version from the promotional CD of 'Snapshots'.
Kim about 'Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldnt've)'
In 1978 it was a really interesting time, to say the least, in the UK for pop music. Punk rock was riding high, the Sex Pistols were causing all kinds of mayhem and upsetting all the grownups and I wasn't much of a rebel myself, but I loved that they were, that they were causing so much upset and being so rude. It was such fun. And great to hear rock and roll music being played with such attitude and the Buzzcocks were a band that seemed a little bit friendlier than the others. Pete Shelley always had a very nice smile about his face and never seemed quite so angry. He wrote this song called 'Ever fallen in love' and I remember I really loved it at the time. It's a really exciting time in retrospect. Bands like the Clash, I remember seeing them quite a few times. The punk scene was really exciting and led obviously to the new wave movement and influenced all kinds of music after that, not least of all us. I think 'Kids in America' really was very influenced by that sort of post-punk attitude, but also new wave, pop. So the Buzzcocks were part of that mix and our mix. So it's great to sing their song. (1)
Bass guitar: Ricky Wilde
Guitars: Neil Jones & Ricky Wilde
Keyboards: Andrew Murray
Produced by Ricky Wilde & Andrew Murray
Vocal production by Ricky Wilde
Additional engineering by Pascal Magdinier
(1) Track by track commentary, Sony Music, 2011.