Could It Be I'm Falling in Love

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"Could It Be I'm Falling in Love"
Single by The Spinners
from the album Spinners
B-side "Just You and Me, Baby"
Released December 1972
Format 7 inch single
Genre Philadelphia soul
Length 4:13
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Mystro & Lyric
Producer(s) Thom Bell
The Spinners singles chronology
"How Could I Let You Get Away"
(1972)
"Could It Be I'm Falling in Love"
(1972)
"One of a Kind (Love Affair)"
(1973)

"Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" is a 1972 song recorded by the American R&B vocal group The Spinners (known as "Detroit Spinners" in the UK). The song was co-written by Melvin and Mervin Steals who were two songwriter brothers working for Atlantic, who were sometimes credited as "Mystro and Lyric."[1] It was produced by Thom Bell, recorded at Philly's Sigma Sound Studios and the house band MFSB provided the backing. Bobby Smith sings lead through most of the song while Philippé Wynne handles vocal duties on the song's outro. Released as the follow-up single to the group's first hit for Atlantic Records, "I'll Be Around," "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" would equal the success of its predecessor, peaking at number one on the R&B chart and number four on the Billboard Pop Singles chart[2] and selling over one million copies. The song also found success in the UK, peaking at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart.

Cover Versions[edit]

The song has been covered many times over the years, including a duet by David Grant and Jaki Graham (which peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart in 1985) and versions by Regina Belle, El Barrio, Messenjah, Worlds Apart, Peter White, Larry Carlton, Jeff Kashiwa, Donny Osmond, Earl Klugh, Boyz II Men, and Houston Person.

The Spinners Version Credits[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart 4
U.S. Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles 1
UK Singles Chart 11
Preceded by
"Why Can't We Live Together" by Timmy Thomas
Billboard's Best Selling Soul Singles number one single
February 10, 1973
Succeeded by
"Love Train" by The O'Jays

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 545. 

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