7 Career-Defining Songs Of The Spinners

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The Spinners, which formed in 1960, was also known as Detroit Spinners and Motown Spinners. ‘That’s What Girls Are Made For’ was the Spinners’ first hit, in 1961, followed by ‘Truly Yours’ (1966) and ‘I’ll Always Love You’ (1965). But the band’s most fruitful decade was the 1970s, with songs like ‘I’ll Be Around’, ‘Could It Be I’m Falling In Love’ and ‘Games People Play’.

That’s What Girls Are Made For

“That’s What Girls Are Made For” is the debuting single of the group which was released on Harvey Fuqua’s Tri-Phi Records label in 1961.

Truly Yours

“Truly Yours” is a 1966 song and single for the Motown label. Co-written and produced by William “Mickey” Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter, the single became the group’s second to chart on the organization label, and the fourth to chart completely.

I’ll Always Love You

Penned and produced both by William “Mickey” Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter as a single for The Spinners on the Motown Records label.

I’ll Be Around

The song recorded by the vocal group The Spinners. The tune was co-penned by Thom Bell and Phil Hurtt and produced by Bell. The song was included on the group’s 1972 self-titled album on Atlantic Records.

Could It Be I’m Falling In Love

Melvin and Mervin Steals, two songwriter brothers wrote the song for Atlantic record. The Spinners recorded the song in 1972 as the follow-up single to the group’s first hit for Atlantic Records, “I’ll Be Around.

Games People Play

Released in 1975 included in the group’s Pick of the Litter album, highlighting lead vocals by Bobby Smith, it was a crossover breakthrough, staying a week at No. 1 on the US Hot Soul Singles chart and peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

It’s A Shame

The single was the group’s biggest single on the Motown Records label company after signing with the company in 1964 and also their biggest hit in a decade.