It Might Be You

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For the Philippine TV series, see It Might Be You (TV series).
"It Might Be You"
Single by Stephen Bishop
from the album Tootsie Soundtrack
Released May 30, 1983
Recorded November 26, 1982
Genre Pop, adult contemporary
Length 4:17
Label Warner
Writer(s) Dave Grusin, music
Alan & Marilyn Bergman, lyrics

"It Might Be You" is a popular song with music written by Dave Grusin, and lyrics written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman. It was performed by singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop in the 1982 film, Tootsie, starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange. The song was nominated for an Academy Award (Best Original Song) in 1983.

Bishop's recording peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on April 30, 1983, and spent eight weeks in the Top 40. It also spent two weeks at No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart in April the same year.[1]

Cover versions[edit]

  • A live version was recorded by American R&B singer Patti Austin in 1992.
  • The song has been covered by Filipino singer Martin Nievera.
  • Filipino American band Kai covered the song in 2000.
  • Filipino singer Erik Santos also revived and covered the song as a duet with Marinel Santos in 2003 and it was used as the theme song of the Philippine drama series, It Might Be You.
  • Filipina singer Jonalyn Viray covered the song in the first season of Pinoy Pop Superstar, earning the title of its First Grand Champion.
  • In 2006, Thai singer Ann Thitima recorded "It Might Be You".
  • In 2007, musician Dave Koz recorded two versions of the song for his album At the Movies. The first version featured vocals by India.Arie, while the second was performed as an instrumental along with guitarist Peter White.[2][3]
  • R&B singer Roberta Flack recorded the song for use in the Forest Whitaker-directed film, Waiting to Exhale (1995). The song appears in the closing credits, but not on the film's soundtrack album.
  • Filipino rock band The Ambassadors also covered the song, as a pop punk version.
  • In 2010, the song was covered by British musician Rumer on the deluxe version of her album Seasons of My Soul.
  • In 2013, the song was covered in a live performance on YouTube by musicians Julian Velard and Ari Hest as part of their duo cover band known as the Jewbadours, albeit with several incorrect lyrics.[4]
  • In 2013, the song appeared over the closing credits of the film "The Pretty One", covered by K A R Y Y N and Julian Wass.[5] "The Pretty One" shares with "Tootsie" the theme of a person assuming a different identity.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 34. 
  2. ^ "At The Movies overview". 
  3. ^ "Dave Koz". 
  4. ^ "Full lyrics of this song". MetroLyrics. 
  5. ^ "Exclusive premiere: Julian Wass covers the Tootsie song for The Pretty One". 
  • Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)

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