The Partridge Family’s I Think I Love You

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The Partridge Family’s I Think I Love You

The Partridge Family's I Think I Love You

Baroque Pop

The song was written for The Partridge Family by Tony Romeo in 1970. He is a songwriter, singer, and producer known for his work with Diana Trask, Al Martino, The Cowsills, Lou Christie, The Seekers, The Everly Brothers, Richard Harris, and…David Cassidy. On “I Think I Love You,” David Cassidy sang the lead vocals and his step-mom (in real life) Shirley Jones sang the background vocals. Instrumentation was provided by The Wrecking Crew, which for this track included Hal Blaine, Larry Knechtel, Joe Osborne, Louie Shelton, and Tommy Tedesco. Other backing vocals were by Ron Hicklin, John Bahler, Tom Bahler, and Jackie Ward The song was featured on the TV show The Partridge Family twice while it was rising in the charts. It made it to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in November of 1970.

“I Think I Love You” has been covered by numerous artists, including Perry Como, Beehive, Andy Williams, Less Than Jake, Clam Abuse, and Katie Cassidy (daughter of David). There was also a solo remake by David Cassidy.

The members of The Partridge Family for the TV series were Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce, Jeremy Gelbwaks (seasonn1), Brian Forster (seasons 2-4), and Suzanne Crough. Dave Madden played their band manager Reuben Kincaid.

Here are the lyrics to “I think I Love You” by The Partridge Family:

“I’m sleeping and right in the middle of a good dream
Like all at once I wake up from something that keeps
Knocking at my brain
Before I go insane I hold my pillow to my head
And spring up in my bed screaming out the words I dread

I think I love you
(I think I love you)

This morning, I woke up with this feeling
I didn’t know how to deal with and so I just decided to myself
I’d hide it to myself and never talk about it
And didn’t I go and shout it when you walked into the room

I think I love you
(I think I love you)

I think I love you so what am I so afraid of?
I’m afraid that I’m not sure of a love there is no cure for
I think I love you isn’t that what life is made of?
Though it worries me to say that I’ve never felt this way

I don’t know what I’m up against
I don’t know what it’s all about
I got so much to think about, hey

I think I love you so what am I so afraid of?
I’m afraid that I’m not sure of a love there is no cure for
I think I love you isn’t that what life is made of?
Though it worries me to say I’ve never felt this way

Believe me you really don’t have to worry
I only want to make you happy
And if you say, Hey, go away, I will
But I think better still I better stay around and love you
Do you think I have a case? Let me ask you to your face
Do you think you love me? I think I love you

I think I love you
(I think I love you)
I think I love you
(I think I love you)
I think I love you
(I think I love you)
I think I love you
(I think I love you)”

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