I Think I Love You
I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family was the number one song on this day (in the U.S.) in 1970. The single was released on August 22, 1970 in order to help promote the TV show that was to premiere the following month. The Partridge Family debuted on September 25, 1970 and I Think I Love You was already climbing the charts. The record was featured twice during that first season of The Partridge Family.
The Partridge Family
The Partridge Family was made up of a mom (Shirley Jones) and her five children who form a band. The only members of The Partridge Family who are actually singing on the recording of I Think I Love You are Shirley Jones and David Cassidy (Shirley and Keith Partridge). The other family members were replaced by professional musicians. I think that was a good idea.
I Think I Love You was written by Tony Romeo and produced by Wes Farrell. It was number one in the United States but also did well in other parts of the world. It reached #1 in Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands, #2 in Ireland, #4 in South Africa, and #5 in New Zealand.
FYI, I had this 45 as a little girl. I think I still have it up in my closet. The B side was Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted which also charted. It didn’t reach #1 in the States but it did get to #6. It reached #1 in Canada, #6 in France, and #9 in Australia. The Partridge Family was hot all over the world.
Many other artists have covered I Think I Love You including Perry Como, Andy Williams, Katie Cassidy (David’s daughter), Constantine Maroulis, and others.
I Think I Love You takes me back to my childhood. I thought The Partridge Family was groovy. To check out my reviews of each individual Partridge Family episode, click here.