Games People Play (The Spinners song)

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"Games People Play"
Single by The Spinners
from the album Pick of the Litter
B-side "I Don't Want to Lose You"
Released August 1975
Format 7 inch single
Genre Philly soul
Length

3:29 (7")

4:41 (album)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons
Producer(s) Thom Bell
The Spinners singles chronology
"Sadie"
(1975)
"Games People Play"
(1975)
"Love or Leave"
(1975)

"Games People Play", also known as "They Just Can't Stop It (The Games People Play)", is a song recorded by American R&B vocal group The Spinners. Released in 1975 from their Pick of the Litter album, featuring lead vocals by the group's main lead singer Bobby Smith, the song was a crossover success, spending a week at number one on the US Hot Soul Singles chart and peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] Recorded at Philly's Sigma Sound Studios, the house band MFSB provided the backing. Female backing vocals on the song were by Barbara Ingram. This song was an RIAA certified million-seller for the Spinners.[1]

Credits[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 5
Cashbox Chart [2] 2
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 2
Canadian RPM Singles Chart [3] 21
US Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 545. 
  2. ^ http://cashboxmagazine.com/archives/70s_files/19751025.html
  3. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca

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Preceded by
"This Will Be" by Natalie Cole
US Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
October 18, 1975
Succeeded by
"To Each His Own" by Faith, Hope & Charity