Our Day Will Come
|"Our Day Will Come"|
|Single by Ruby & the Romantics|
|from the album Our Day Will Come|
|B-side||"Moonlight And Music"|
|Label||Kapp Records K-501X|
|Writer(s)||Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson|
|Ruby & the Romantics singles chronology|
Ruby & the Romantics
The song's composers were hoping to place "Our Day Will Come" with an established easy listening act and only agreed to let the new R&B group Ruby & the Romantics record the song after Kapp Records A&R director Al Stanton promised that if the Ruby & the Romantics' single failed Kapp would record the song with Jack Jones. Stanton cut two versions of "Our Day Will Come" with Ruby & the Romantics, one with a mid-tempo arrangement and the other in a bossa nova style; the latter version, featuring a classic Hammond organ solo, was selected for release as a single in December 1962 and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March. "Our Day Will Come" was also a chart hit in Australia (#11) and the UK (#38). the Personnel on the original recording include Leroy Glover on Organ, Vinnie Bell, Al Gorgoni and Kenny Burrell on guitar, Russ Savakus on Bass and Gary Chester on drums.
- May 1963: Julie London released the song in on her album The End of the World included "Our Day Will Come".
- September 1963: Patti Page released a version on her album Say Wonderful Things.
- 1965: Doris Day released a version on her album Latin for Lovers, which was arranged by Mort Garson.
- 1965: Julie Rogers' released a version as the B-side to the UK hit "Like a Child."
- 1965: The Supremes recorded their song for the album There's a Place for Us, but remained unreleased until 2005. Mary Wilson was the lead singer on the recording.
- February 1966: Cher recorded a version for her album The Sonny Side of Chér. The song was the B-side of the hit "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)". Cher's version was also issued as an A-side single in November 1972, following its inclusion on a United Artists compilation disc entitled Cher, however, the single did not chart.
- 1966: Fontella Bass on her album The 'New' Look
- 1967: Sharon Tandy
- 1967: We Five on their album Make Someone Happy
- 1970: Isaac Hayes released a version on his album ...To Be Continued
- 1970: The Peter Ivers Band with Asha Puthli which was released in 2009.
- 1972: Bobby Vinton released a version on his album Sealed with a Kiss'
- 1973: The Carpenters on their album Now & Then
- 1974: Carl Carlton on his album Everlasting Love
- 1975: Charity Brown
- November 1975: Frankie Valli did a rock-disco version as the title cut for his album released from which it was issued as a single and it reached #11. The song featured a vocal solo by Patti Austin.
- 1979: Esther Phillips on her album Here's Esther Are You Ready
- 1982: Dionne Warwick on her album Heartbreaker
- 1989: k.d. lang recorded a version for the soundtrack of the 1989 film Shag.
- 1994: Pete Anderson
- 1996: Christina Aguilera recorded a version as a demo in 1996 and the track was included on the 2001 album release Just Be Free.
- 1996: The Slackers with Doreen Schaefer
- 1998: Linda Purl
- 2001: James Darren
- 2005: Bobby Caldwell
- 2005: Jamie Cullum
- 2007: Waldeck
- 2011: Amy Winehouse released a version on her posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures. It was released as a single on December 5, 2011. The song was originally recorded for her first studio album, Frank but was shelved and is the first solo single to be released from Winehouse since "Love Is a Losing Game" in 2007.
- 2012: Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright on the NBC show Smash.
"Walk Like A Man" by The Four Seasons
|Billboard Hot 100 number one single
March 23, 1963 (one week)
"He's So Fine" by The Chiffons
"That's the Way Love Is" by Bobby Bland
|Billboard Hot R&B Sides number-one single
March 23, 1963 - March 29, 1963 (two weeks)
"He's So Fine" by The Chiffons
Amy Winehouse's version
|"Our Day Will Come"|
|Single by Amy Winehouse|
|from the album Lioness: Hidden Treasures|
|Released||4 December 2011(UK)|
|Recorded||May 2002 |
|Writer(s)||Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson|
|Amy Winehouse singles chronology|
Winehouse's rendition was recorded in 2002 and is included on the posthumous release 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures'. Producer Salaam Reimi - who had worked with the 'Rehab' singer on her albums, 'Frank' and 'Back to Black', as well as on the posthumous compilation - says it will serve as a poignant reminder of the star's talent. The music video for the song is a montage of Winehouse throughout her career with clips from music videos, live performances and press coverage. It was sent to UK music channels on 21 November. Following the release of the video, Amy's father tweeted, "I just almost watched Amy's 'Our Day Will Come' video. She is so lovely." Robert Copsey of Digital Spy Blog gave the song four stars out of five and a positive review, stating:
That said, the thinking behind the decision to release Winehouse's rendition of Ruby and the Romantics' 1963 hit 'Our Day Will Come' quickly becomes apparent. Over a smoky melody and reggae-tinged beat she promises wistfully, "Our day will come, and we'll have everything," before professing her everlasting love for her beau. The result serves as a timely reminder that beneath the demons that plagued her final years, her raw talent was undeniable.
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||48|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)||48|
|European Hot 100||15|
|Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)||27|
|Japan (Japan Hot 100)||14|
|Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)||52|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||69|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||29|
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