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

3:29 (7")

4:41 (album)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons
Producer(s) Thom Bell

"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]


Chart history[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
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


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 545. 
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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