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This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)

"This Will Be" is a song written by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy, and performed by American singer Natalie Cole. Often appended with "(An Everlasting Love)" but not released as such, this was Natalie Cole's debut single released in April 1975 and one of her biggest hits, becoming a number-one R&B and number-six pop smash in the United States[1] and also reaching the UK Top 40. Cole won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, a category that had previously been dominated by Aretha Franklin. It would also help her win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

"This Will Be"
This Will Be - Natalie Cole.jpg
Single by Natalie Cole
from the album Inseparable
ReleasedJune 20, 1975
  • Chuck Jackson
  • Marvin Yancy
Natalie Cole singles chronology
"This Will Be"

Cole had been turned down by every label she approached, but finally gained the interest of Larkin Arnold, who at the time was the executive of Capitol Records, through demos produced by Jackson and Yancy. The two wrote the song at the end of sessions for Arnold, just as he and Cole were about to leave town.[2]


Pop CultureEdit

The song's popularity has led to its inclusion in such movies as While You Were Sleeping (1995), The Parent Trap (1998), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), A Cinderella Story (2004), Taxi (2004), Must Love Dogs (2005), and Bride Wars (2009), as well as being the theme song for the eHarmony online dating website.

Chart historyEdit


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 127.
  2. ^ "Marvin Yancy Biography". 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 54.
  6. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, November 29, 1975
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  8. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 27, 1975

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