Could it be I’m falling in love

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The Spinners (known as “Detroit Spinners” in the UK) is a vocal group of the American R&B. They recorded song Could It Be I’m Falling in Love” is 1972. Melvin and Mervin Steals wrote the song. They work for Atlantic and we  were sometimes credited as “Mystro and Lyric.”It was produced by Thom Bell produced it. It was recorded at Philly’s Sigma Sound Studios and the house band MFSB provided the backing for it. Most of the song is sing lead through by Bobby Smith while vocal duties on the song’s outro are handled by Philippé Wynne.

Could it be I’m falling in love

“I’ll Be Around,”- the group’s first hit for Atlantic Records. And  “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love” is Released as the follow-up single to it. It would equal the success of its predecessor. Clearly, its peak at number one on the R&B chart and number four on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.  Besides, it sold over one million copies. It peak at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart when the song also found success in the UK.

Weekly charts

Chart (1972–73) Peak
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary[6] 68
Canada RPM Top Singles[5] 12
UK[7] 11
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 14
US Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 4
US Cash Box Top 100[4] 1


Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 47
US Cash Box[9] 46
Canada[10] 98


Over the years, the song has been covered many times. It also includes a duet by David Grant and Jaki Graham (which peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart in 1985). Moreover,  it 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.

  • Bobby Smith and Philippé Wynne are lead vocals
  • Bobby Smith, Philippé Wynne, Pervis Jackson, Henry Fambrough and Billy Henderson are background vocals
  • With the Sigma Sweethearts Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson and Yvette Benton, Linda Creed is Additional Background vocals
  • MFSB is Instrumentation