The Spinners were an
old school Motown band that played for so many years,
that they managed to produce a few hits in the early 1980's
before fading away.
The members of what would become the Spinners started
playing together in the 1950's in Detroit. The
Spinners first hit the charts in the early 60's with the
song "That's What Girls Are Made For".
It was really the decade of the 1970's
when The Spinners produced the most hits. There
were a number of Billboard hits, and tons more R&B hits.
Focusing just on some of their better known 70's
Billboard hits, songs you may remember include "It's a
Shame", "I'll Be Around", "Could It Be I'm Falling in
Love", "One of a Kind (Love Affair)", "Mighty Love",
"I'm Coming Home", "Then Came You", "Love Don't Love
Nobody", "Games People Play", and "The Rubberband Man".
By the time the 80's
rolled around, it wasn't long before their flame began
to peter out. However, in 1980, they had two
major hits: "Working My Way Back to You
Babe" and "Cupid". Although their last chart hit
was in 1983, and hteir last studio album was in 1989,
the Spinners have continued their activity well into the
2010's, although original members continue to pass on.
The Spinners Discography is as follows:1967: The Original Spinners
1970: 2nd Time Around
1973: The Best of the Spinners
1974: Mighty Love
1974: New and Improved
1975: Pick of the Litter
1976: Happiness Is Being With the Spinners
1977: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
1977: Smash Hits
1978: The Best of the Spinners
1979: From Here to Eternally
1979: Dancin' and Lovin'
1980: Love Trippin'
1981: Labor of Love
1982: Can't Shake This Feelin'
1982: Grand Slam
1984: Cross Fire
1985: Lovin' Feelings
1989: Down to Business
1991: A One of a Kind Love Affair: The Anthology
1993: The Very Best of the Spinners
1994: In Concert
1997: The Very Best of the Spinners, Vol. 2
2000: Their Early Years
2001: Essential Collection
2002: The Essentials
2003: The Chrome Collection
2006: The Definitive Soul Collection
2007: The Platinum Collection
2009: Are You Ready for Love? The Very Best of the Detroit Spinners
MY WAY BACK TO YOU BABE:
[chorus] I'll keep working my way back to you,
babe, With a burning love inside, Yeah I'm
working my way back to you, babe, And a
happiness that died,
I let it get away, Keep paying every day [etc]