The dreamy, almost silly ballad "Float On" was everywhere on the radio in 1977, and it was both a blessing and a curse for the Floaters, the Detroit quintet that recorded it, because try as they might, they never replicated its success, even though the follow-up single, a wonderful version of "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," was truly.
The Floaters were an African-American R&B vocal group, from the Sojourner Truth housing projects in Detroit, Michigan, that formed in 1976.
Float On" is a 1977 hit song by the R&B/soul group The Floaters. The spoken verses combine two popular trends from the time, star signs and video and phone dating, in lines such as Aquarius and my name is Ralph, Now I like a woman who loves her freedom. The song was co-written by James Mitchell of The Detroit Emeralds group. Released from their self-titled debut album, it became one of the biggest singles of the year, spending six weeks at number one on the . Hot Soul Singles chart
Floaters is the debut studio album recorded by American R&B group The Floaters, released in 1977 on the ABC label. The album peaked at No. 1 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached No. 10 on the Billboard 200. The album features the single "Float On", which peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Soul Singles and UK Singles Charts, and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", originally recorded by Dusty Springfield, charted at No. 28 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.
The Floaters were an R&B group formed by members of The Detroit Emeralds. Float On" was their only hit. Group member James Mitchell got the idea for this song when it came to him in a dream. The verses read like personal ads, as each member makes his pitch to the ladies.
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|1||Float On Arnold Ingram / James Mitchell / Marvin Willis||Floaters||4:12|
|2||Everything Happens for a Reason||Floaters||3:59|
|3||Got to Find a Way||Floaters||3:47|
|4||I Am So Glad I Took My Time||Floaters||5:22|
|5||I Bet You Get the One You Love||Floaters||3:06|
|6||No Stronger Love||Floaters||5:05|
|7||Take One Step at a Time||Floaters||4:06|
|8||You Don't Have to Say You Love Me Pino Donaggio / Simon Napier-Bell / Vito Pallavicini||Floaters||4:52|
|9||Magic (We Thank You)||Floaters||9:53|
|10||I Just Want to Be with You||Floaters||5:27|
|12||Levitation Jimi Macon / Eugene McDaniels||Floaters||4:13|
|13||Woman Love/You Are My Lady Jimi Macon / Eugene McDaniels||Floaters||3:02|
|14||Made Up My Mind Raymond Crossley / Curtis Anthony Nolen||Floaters||3:47|
|15||Float On Arnold Ingram / James Mitchell / Marvin Willis||Floaters||11:44|
CreditsRaymond Crossley - Composer
Pino Donaggio - Composer
Floaters - Primary Artist
Arnold Ingram - Composer
Jimi Macon - Composer
Eugene McDaniels - Composer
James Mitchell - Composer
Simon Napier-Bell - Composer
Curtis Anthony Nolen - Composer
Vito Pallavicini - Composer
Marvin Willis - Composer