” 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 the United States in January 1979 by record label RSO Records ( Universal Music Group ) and taken from Suzi’s sixth 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 areas. 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 thirty-seven on the Billboard 200 and 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 merely 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 four on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent fifteen weeks on the chart there.
In the United Kingdom ” Stumblin’ In ” entered the UK Singles Chart on the 11th of November 1978 and reached a peak of number forty-one. The song spent a total of eight 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 2Male Artists chris normanchris norman and suzi quatrochris norman and suzi quatro stumblin instumblin insuzi quatro