(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am

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"(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am"
Single by Nancy Wilson
from the album How Glad I Am
B-side "Never Less Than Yesterday"
Released 1964
Format 7"
Recorded 1964
Genre Easy listening
Length 2:39
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Jimmy Williams
Larry Harrison
Nancy Wilson singles chronology
"Don't Rain on My Parade"
(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am
"I Wanna Be With You"

"(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am" is the title of a song written by Jimmy Williams and Larry Harrison. Its best-known recorded version is by Nancy Wilson, which was a hit single in the summer of 1964, when it reached # 11 in the USA. In April of 1965 "...How Glad I Am" received the Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording: Wilson was reportedly surprised by the categorization of "...How Glad I Am" as R&B as she considered the track to be a pop record.[1]

Kiki Dee recorded "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am" in 1964 with an arrangement - by Les Reed - based on the Nancy Wilson recording: Dee then remade the song as "How Glad I Am" in 1975 with an uptempo bluesy arrangement, and this version - produced by Gus Dudgeon and credited to the Kiki Dee Band - was issued that spring as the follow-up to "I've Got the Music in Me" reaching #33 UK and #74 US. The Kiki Dee band version also charted in the Netherlands (#16) and Flemish Belgium (#30)

"(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am" has also been recorded by Bonnie Bramlett, Ellen Foley, Maria McKee, and - as "How Glad I Am" - by Fontella Bass, Joyce Cobb, Aretha Franklin, The Greyboy Allstars, Brenda Lee, Olivia Newton-John and Sandie Shaw.[2]


  1. ^ "Billboard" (vol 77 #17/ April 24 1965). p. 3. 
  2. ^ "AMG". Retrieved 11 January 2010.