Release Date

January 1, 1973

“One of a Kind (Love Affair)” is a song recorded by the American R&B vocal group The Spinners (known as “Detroit Spinners” in the UK). It was written by Joseph B. Jefferson and produced by Thom Bell. The Spinners recorded the song at Philly’s Sigma Sound Studios, with the studio’s house band MFSB providing the backing. Philippé Wynne handles lead vocals, although Bobby Smith provides these two lines in the bridge following the first verse:

I never thought about today would come
She wrote a line or two upon the wall

Released as the third single from their 1973 self-titled album on Atlantic Records, “One of a Kind (Love Affair)” was the group’s third consecutive Number 1 on the U.S. R&B Singles Chart, and spent four weeks at the top spot. It also reached the Number 11 position on Billboard Pop Singles chart and was certified gold by the RIAA.