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
B-side "Metamorphosis Blues" (It Might Be You)
Released January, 1983 (North America)
May 30, 1983 (International)
Recorded November 26, 1982
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:17
Label Warner
Writer(s) Dave Grusin, music
Alan & Marilyn Bergman, lyrics
Stephen Bishop singles chronology
"Animal House"
"It Might Be You"
"Unfaithfully Yours (One Love)"

"It Might Be You" is a 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 U.S. adult contemporary chart in April the same year.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly singles charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles[2] 16
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary [3] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 25
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary[4] 1
U.S. Cashbox Top 100[5] 19

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 95

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.[7][8]
  • 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.[9]
  • 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.[10] "The Pretty One" shares with "Tootsie" the theme of a person assuming a different identity.
  • In 2015, Bradford Anderson performed the song as part of ABC's daytime soap opera General Hospital. The performance took place during the Nurses' Ball, a special storyline arc written each year to promote HIV/AIDS awareness & fundraising. As Damien Spinelli, Anderson took the stage took the stage singing towards one of Spinelli's love interests.
  • In October 2015, Harana member Michael Pangilinan recorded a new song from the movie Everyday I Love You.

See also[edit]


  • Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)

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