2CELLOS – Love Story

The Croatian cello duo, ‘2Cellos’ play “Love Story” the ever popular hit from 1970, with music by Francis Lai.

The song was first introduced as an instrumental theme in the 1970 film Love Story after the film’s distributor, Paramount Pictures, rejected the first set of lyrics that were written. Andy Williams eventually recorded the new lyrics and took the song to number nine on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 and number one on their Easy Listening chart.

Love Story the 1970 American romantic drama film was written by Erich Segal, who was also the author of the best-selling novel of the same name. Starred Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, alongside John Marley, Ray Milland, and Tommy Lee Jones in his film debut in a minor role.

A tragedy, the film is considered one of the most romantic and is #37 in the list of highest-grossing films in the United States.