Then Came You – The Spinners (with Dionne Warwick)

22 May
Then Came You – The Spinners (with Dionne Warwick)


“Then Came You” is a 1974 Grammy-nominated hit for American soul singer Dionne Warwick and American R&B group The Spinners, and credited to Dionne Warwicke and Spinners (from 1971–1975, Warwick added a final ‘e’ to her last name). The track was written by Sherman Marshall and Phillip T. Pugh, and produced by Thom Bell.

Released during a time that Warwick’s chart fortunes were at an ebb after moving to Warner Bros. Records in 1972, the Philadelphia soul single was a rare mid-1970s success for the singer. Sung as a duet with Spinners main lead singer Bobby Smith and the Spinners, who were one of the most popular groups of the decade, the song became Warwick’s first ever single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and also became her highest-charting R&B record reaching number two on that chart. It was also the first number-one pop hit for the Spinners. Spinners member Phillippe Wynne took over lead duties at the very end of the song, as he did on another one of the group’s big hits, “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love”.

While Warwick was signed to Warner Bros. at the time, this release actually came out on Atlantic Records, which was the Spinners’ label, but also a sister label to Warner Bros.

Warwick eventually left Warner Bros. for Arista Records in 1978 where she regrouped and found consistent success again as an artist.



4 responses to “Then Came You – The Spinners (with Dionne Warwick)

  1. reocochran

    January 31, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    We were just talking about the Spinners and I had forgotten Dione Warwick’s collaboration with them. Thanks for the memories! Smiles Robin

    Liked by 1 person

  2. America On Coffee

    January 31, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    It’s so wonderful to share these precious memories. A great group.
    Happy to know you enjoyed Robin!! :-)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. reocochran

    January 31, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    It was like a flashback post, really felt excited again about this ensemble. It does mean a lot that you had this post. :)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. America On Coffee

    February 1, 2017 at 5:10 am

    These flashbacks are great, especially when time moves so fast pushing us forward. Great music! Keeps AOC on the find! For many, it’s memories at a high school dance. and so much more, . As long as there are beautiful songs, love can never be lost in memory. Thanks again reocochran!!!



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