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Could It Be I'm Falling In Love

by

The Spinners



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"Could it be I'm Falling in Love" was written by Melvin Steals and Mervin Steals, who according to Chancellor of Soul, were two songwriter brothers working for The Spinners' label, Atlantic Records, who were sometimes credited as "Mystro and Lyric." If The Spinners sound a little more like Motown than New York, that's because they used to be signed with Motown Records. The self-titled Spinners album was their first produced on their shiny new Atlantic contract. They were even known as "The Motown Spinners" before, but changed their name to "The Detroit Spinners" after moving to Atlantic. Both of these names are more commonly heard in the UK, to avoid confusion with a British group also called The Spinners. In the US, they're usually just called "Spinners." Dizzy yet?
For a band which peaked in the mid-'70s, The Spinners certainly seem to have staying power. They still tour today, are a feature of oldies' stations and nostalgia concerts, were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, and as recently as 2006, appeared in a July episode of The Late Show With David Letterman. Their songs focus on relationships and emotions, and while many of their hits find the singer with his heart in pieces, in this one he is moving toward a blissful love.
Covers of this song include a duet by David Grant and Jaki Graham in 1985 that reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart, a version by Donny Osmond, and one by Regina Belle (better known for her duet with Peabo Bryson on "A Whole New World" from the Disney film Alladin).
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On February 25th 1973, "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" by the Spinners peaked at #4 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on December 24th, 1972 at position #79 and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 6 of those 15 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
And on February 4th, 1973 it reached #1 (for 1 week) on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
Between 1961 and 1995 the group had twenty-nine records on the Top 100; with six making the Top 10 and two reaching #2, the two #2s were "The Rubberband Man" (for 3 weeks in 1976) and "Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl" (for 2 weeks in 1980).
- Barry, Sauquoit, NY
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