Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro – Stumblin’ In

This is my contribution to Song Lyric Sunday for Jim Adams’s blog. This week’s prompt…Duets.

The song was released as a single in January 1979. The song peaked at #4 on Billboards Hot 100 chart on May 11, 1979.

From Songfacts

This song, which Quatro performed as a duet with Chris Norman, the frontman for Smokie, was a departure from her hard rock sound, as the pair sing about stumbling into love with someone they never expected to be with. This song turned out to be by far the biggest American hit for both performers. >>
This was written and produced by the team of Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, who were responsible for the lion’s share of hits for both Smokie and Suzi Quatro. Smokie had cut ties with the team, but in 1978 Chapman was producing Quatro’s album If You Knew Suzi, which they were recording in Cologne, Germany. In a spell of serendipity, Smokie received an award in nearby Dusseldorf at this time, and after the ceremony, Quatro and Chapman joined them at a party where music broke out. Chapman sang a medley of the hits he wrote with Chinn, and later, Quatro took the stage with Chris Norman. As Quatro played bass, Norman put his arm around her, and Chapman got an idea.

The next day when he was working with Quatro, he came up with the line “our love is alive” and started hashing out the song “Stumblin’ In,” which he pitched to Quatro as a duet with Norman. She loved the idea.

Chapman finished writing the song with Chinn, and the duet was included on Quatro’s

album.
Quatro’s biggest cultural impact in America was her role as Leather Tuscadero on the TV show Happy Days from 1977-1979.

Stumblin’ In

Our love is alive, and so we begin
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin’ in

Our love is a flame, burning within
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin’ in

Wherever you go, whatever you do
You know these reckless thoughts of mine are following you
I’ve fallen for you, whatever you do
‘Cause, baby, you’ve shown me so many things that I never knew
Whatever it takes, baby, I’ll do it for you

Our love is alive, and so we begin
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin’ in

Our love is a flame, burning within
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin’ in

You were so young, ah, and I was so free
I may have been young, but, baby, that’s not what I wanted to be
Well, you were the one
Oh, why was it me?
‘Cause, baby, you show me so many things that I never see
Whatever you need, baby, you’ve got it from me

Our love is alive, and so we begin
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin’ in

Our love is a flame, burning within
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin’ in

Stumblin’ in, stumblin’ in
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin’ in

Ah, stumblin’ in, mmmh, stumblin’ in
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin’ in

Oh, stumblin’ in, ah, I was stumblin’ in
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin’ in

Oh, stumblin’ in
Ah, stumblin’ in
I was stumblin’ in
We were stumblin’ in Writer/s: MICHAEL DONALD CHAPMAN, NICHOLAS BARRY CHINN

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