Could It Be I'm Falling in Love
|"Could It Be I'm Falling in Love"|
|Single by The Spinners|
|from the album Spinners|
|B-side||"Just You and Me, Baby"|
|Format||7 inch single|
|Writer(s)||Mystro & Lyric|
|The Spinners singles chronology|
"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, two songwriter brothers working for Atlantic, who were sometimes credited as "Mystro and Lyric." 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 and selling over one million copies. The song also found success in the UK, peaking at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart.
The Spinners version credits
- Lead vocals by Bobby Smith and Philippé Wynne
- Background vocals by Bobby Smith, Philippé Wynne, Pervis Jackson, Henry Fambrough and Billy Henderson
- Additional Background vocals by Linda Creed, with the Sigma Sweethearts Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson and Yvette Benton
- Instrumentation by MFSB
Weekly singles charts
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.
"Why Can't We Live Together" by Timmy Thomas
|Billboard's Best Selling Soul Singles number one single
February 10, 1973
"Love Train" by The O'Jays
- "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 545.
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