I'm Stone in Love with You

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"I'm Stone in Love with You"
I'm Stone in Love with You - Stylistics.jpg
Single by The Stylistics
from the album Round 2
B-side "Make It Last"
Released October 1972
Format 7" single
Genre Soul, Philly soul
Length 3:12
Label Avco
Songwriter(s) Thom Bell, Linda Creed, Anthony Bell
Producer(s) Thom Bell
The Stylistics singles chronology
"People Make the World Go Round"
(1972)
"I'm Stone in Love with You"
(1972)
"Break Up to Make Up"
(1973)
"People Make the World Go Round"
(1972)
"I'm Stone in Love with You"
(1972)
"Break Up to Make Up"
(1973)

"I'm Stone in Love with You" is a 1972 single by the Philadelphia soul group The Stylistics. The song is noted for lead singer Russell Thompkins Jr.'s distinctive falsetto singing, which he employs through most of the song. The song was written by Thom Bell, Linda Creed, and Anthony Bell.[1]

The song was the first track from their 1972 album, Round 2[2] and was released as a single and reached number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[1][3] In addition, it also climbed to number 4 in the Billboard R&B chart[3] and reached number 9 in the UK Singles Chart in December 1972.[4] The Stylistics' recording sold over one million copies globally, earning the band a gold disc[1] The award was presented by the RIAA on December 13, 1972.[1] It was the band's third gold disc.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

"I'm Stone in Love with You" has been covered in various pop circles, including in 1973 by Johnny Mathis. His version became a 1975 hit on the Adult Contemporary charts, reaching number five in Canada[8] and number 16 U.S.[9]

Jamaican reggae artists Barry Biggs and Inner Circle also covered the song in 1977.

Engelbert Humperdinck covered the song in 1973 for his album, King Of Hearts.

British easy listening and jazz pianist Ronnie Aldrich covered the song on his 1979 album, Tomorrow's Yesterdays.

English pop rock group The Beautiful South covered the song on their 2004 covers album Golddiggas, Headnodders and Pholk Songs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 351. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  2. ^ Lytle, Craig. "Round 2". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Allmusic - Charts & Awards
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 537. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ a b c http://tsort.info/music/9aqwpj.htm
  6. ^ [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002]
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X. 
  8. ^ RPM Weekly, May 17, 1975
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-1993. Record Research. p. 155.