It Might Be You

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"It Might Be You"
It Might Be You - Stephen Bishop.jpg
Single by Stephen Bishop
from the album Tootsie Soundtrack
B-side"Metamorphosis Blues" (It Might Be You)
ReleasedJanuary 1983 (North America)
May 30, 1983 (International)
RecordedNovember 1982
Producer(s)Dave Grusin
Stephen Bishop singles chronology
"Animal House"
"It Might Be You"
"Unfaithfully Yours (One Love)"
"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 & 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 for 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, becoming his final Top 40 song to date. It also spent two weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart in April the same year.[1]

Chart performance[edit]


Notable cover versions[edit]

  • In 1995, R&B singer Roberta Flack recorded the song for use in the Forest Whitaker-directed film, Waiting to Exhale. The song appears in the closing credits, but not on the film's soundtrack album.
  • 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.
  • 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.[11] The Pretty One shares with Tootsie the theme of a person assuming a different identity.
  • In October 2015, Filipino singer and actor Michael Pangilinan covered the song and it was used as the theme song of the movie Everyday I Love You.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 34.
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  4. ^ The Irish Charts, 15 May 1983
  5. ^ NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, 12 June 1983
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  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 34.
  9. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
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  11. ^ "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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