Release Date

March 1, 1974

“Mighty Love” is a 1973 song recorded by the American R&B vocal group The Spinners (known as “Detroit Spinners” in the UK). The song was co-written by Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes and Charles Simmons and was produced by Thom Bell. Recorded at Philly’s Sigma Sound Studios, the house band MFSB provided the backing. Bobbie Smith and Philippé Wynne rotate lead vocals during the first half of the song, with Wynne taking over completely for the final two and half minutes. During live performances by the Spinners, the song was often used to showcase Wynne’s exceptional ad-lib ability.

When it was released as the lead single from the album of the same name, the song was split into two parts and “Mighty Love – Pt.1” became another hit for the group, holding the number one spot on the US R&B singles chart for two weeks in March 1974 while also reaching number twenty on the pop singles chart.