I’ll Be Around, recorded by the American R&B vocal group The Spinners (known as Detroit Spinners in the UK). Co-written 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, their first album release for the label.
Initially released as the B-side of the group’s first single on Atlantic Records, with How Could I Let You Get Away being the A-side. Radio deejays soon opted for I’ll Be Around, which led to Atlantic flipping the single over and the song became an unexpected hit. The song eventually spending five weeks at number one on the U.S. R&B chart (the group’s first number-one on the R&B chart), and reaching number three on the U.S. Pop chart in the fall of 1972.
THE SPINNERS- I’LL BE AROUND