Stumblin’ In Chris Norman and Suzi Quatro
Song Title: Stumblin’ In
Artist: Chris Norman and Suzi Quatro
Date of release: UK November 1978 US January 1979
Description: ” Stumblin’ In ” is by Chris Norman and Suzi Quatro. Chris is an English soft rock singer and the lead singer of Smokie. Suzi is an American glam rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress.
The song was written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn. Mike Chapman ( Michael Donald “Mike” Chapman ) is an Australian record producer and songwriter. Nicky Chinn ( Nicholas Barry “Nicky” Chinn ) is an English songwriter and record producer.
The songwriting team Chinn and Chapman wrote and produced many hit singles for a variety of artists including The Sweet, Suzi Quatro, Smokie, Mud and Racey. They created a sound that was easily identifiable as their work, known as the brand Chinnichap.
Production for the song was by Suzi Quatro, Chris Norman and Mike Chapman. The single was released in the United Kingdom in November 1978 and in the United States in January 1979 by record label RSO Records ( Universal Music Group ) and taken from Suzi’s 6th Album If You Knew Suzi…
The Album was released at the end of 1978 ( but has 1979 copyright date on the cover ), with the recording taking place in three different places. Cologne in Germany, Paris in France and Glendale in California. Mixing was done in California with mastering in London and finally the Album was distributed by a company based in New York City, USA.
The Album reached a peak of number 37 on the Billboard 200 chart and still remains Suzi’s most successful Album in the United States.
Lyrically ” Stumblin’ In ” is about Suzi and Chris falling in love with someone they never expected to fall in love with, they are simply stumbling into love.
Also featured on the track are Len Tuckey on guitar, Dave Neal on drums and Mike Deacon playing keyboards and electric piano.
The song was a commercial success for Chris Norman and Suzi Quatro. In the United States the song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and spent 15 weeks on the chart there.
In the United Kingdom ” Stumblin’ In ” entered the UK chart on the 11th of November 1978 and reached a peak of number 41. The song spent a total of 8 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 4
UK Highest Chart Position: 41
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Switzerland 7, Germany 2, Austria 6, Netherlands 3, Belgium 3, Sweden 7, New Zealand 2