Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stephen Bishop - "It Might Be You"

It Might Be You (Theme from Tootsie) - It Might Be You - EP

(Debuted January 29, 1983, Peaked #25, 20 Weeks on the Chart)

Stephen Bishop managed to score a few Top 40 hits. 1977's "On and On" was the highest-charting, but "Everybody Needs Love" and "Save it For a Rainy Day" also reached the survey. His final Top 40 hit came in 1983, with "It Might Be You," a sweet ballad whose #25 peak might surprise anybody who remembered just how often it played on adult-leaning radio stations. In fact, It managed to become his only #1 adult contemporary hit.

Bishop also showed up on John Landis films during his hitmaking years. He was in Kentucky Fried Movie, Animal House and The Blues Brothers, usually billed as a variation of "Charming Guy." In fact, the cameo in Animal House was quite memorable, ending up with John Belushi smashing his guitar on the stairs. He later wrote music for movies as well.

While Stephen Bishop is well-known as a songwriter, it may surprise many to say that he didn't write "It Might Be You." As a theme from the Dustin Hoffman movie Tootsie, its lyrics were written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman and the music was composed by Dave Grusin.

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