Lyric: I thought I’d never see a reason to feel, but here I stand spinnin’ ‘n’ reelin’ with love
Song: Creed Bratton – “Spinnin’ N Reelin’”
Album: The 80’s (2001)
Background: Believe it or not, one of the best secondary characters from NBC sitcom “The Office”, Creed Bratton, makes music. Bratton’s career as a songwriter dates back to as early as the 1960s, when he was a guitarist and songwriter for folk-rock group The Grassroots. His band saw relative success with two albums, going certified gold with a handful of singles charting on the US Top 100. Once his work with The Grassroots was finished, Bratton embarked on a solo career in the early 2000s, releasing eight total solo albums.
Ever since The Office took off in popularity, an entire new generation has emerged to help Bratton sell out concert venues. On tour today, Bratton goes from telling stories about filming The Office to his hay-days of touring with The Grassroots. He still continues to release new records, his latest in 2018, consisting of songs like “Spinnin’ N Reelin” that really bring out a 1980’s sound. At age 76, it becomes more and more difficult for Bratton to revamp his acting career, especially on the long awaited reboot of The Office, so he spends the majority of his time focusing on music.
Although music is his primary focus, Bratton has openly suggested putting off music in order to reunite with Michael Scott, Jim Halpert, Dwight Schrute and the rest of The Office’s cast to revive the best show of all time.