I'm Stone in Love with You
|"I'm Stone in Love with You"|
|Single by The Stylistics|
|from the album Round 2|
|B-side||"Make It Last"|
|Genre||Soul, Philly soul|
|Songwriter(s)||Thom Bell, Linda Creed, Anthony Bell|
|The Stylistics singles chronology|
"I'm Stone in Love with You" is a 1972 single by the Philadelphia soul group The Stylistics. The song is noted for lead singer Russell Thompkins Jr.'s distinctive falsetto singing, which he employs through most of the record. The song was written by Thom Bell, Linda Creed, and Anthony Bell.
It was the first track from the band's 1972 album Round 2 and was released as a single which reached number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also climbed to number 4 in the Billboard R&B chart and went to number 9 in the UK Singles Chart, in December 1972. The Stylistics' recording sold over one million copies globally, earning them a gold disc The award was presented by the RIAA on December 13, 1972. It was the band's third gold disc.
Chart performance [ edit ]
Cover versions [ edit ]
"I'm Stone in Love with You" has been covered in various pop circles, including in 1973 by Johnny Mathis. His version became a 1975 hit on the Adult Contemporary charts, reaching number five in Canada and number 16 U.S.
Engelbert Humperdinck covered the song in 1973 for his album, King Of Hearts.
British easy listening and jazz pianist Ronnie Aldrich covered the song on his 1979 album, Tomorrow's Yesterdays.
References [ edit ]
- Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 351. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
- Lytle, Craig. "Round 2". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
- Allmusic - Charts & Awards
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 537. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002]
- Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
- RPM Weekly, May 17, 1975
- Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-1993. Record Research. p. 155.