Oh How the Years Go By

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"Oh How the Years Go By" is a song written by Simon Climie & Will Jennings. It was originally included on Climie's debut solo album Soul Inspiration in 1992 and released as a single in 1993, but failed to chart.

Cover Versions[edit]

Amy Grant cover[edit]

"Oh How the Years Go By"
Single by Amy Grant
from the album House Of Love
Released 1994
Format Cassette single, CD single
Genre CCM, Adult Contemporary, Pop
Length 5:15
Label A&M, Word
Writer(s) Simon Climie, Will Jennings
Producer(s) Michael Omartian
Amy Grant singles chronology
"Big Yellow Taxi"
"Oh How the Years Go By"
"Takes a Little Time"

The song was then covered by singer-songwriter Amy Grant and released on her 1994 album House of Love. It was the sixth release from that album.

  • Original album version (5:15), available on the House of Love album
  • Radio edit, available on the single with an audio introduction
  • Original album version with audio introduction, available on the single
  • Live version (4:35), available on the Time Again...Amy Grant Live album

Vanessa Williams cover[edit]

"Oh How the Years Go By"
Single by Vanessa Williams
from the album Next
Released April 21, 1998 (1998-04-21)
Format CD
Recorded 1996
Genre R&B, pop
Length 5:10
Writer(s) Simon Climie, Will Jennings
Producer(s) Keith Thomas
Vanessa Williams singles chronology
(1997) / "First Thing on Your Mind"
"Oh How the Years Go By"
""Refugio de Amor (You Are My Home)" (duet with Chayanne)"

In 1996, the song was covered by actress-singer Vanessa L. Williams and included on the Polygram various artist compilation album NBA at 50 - A Musical Celebration. It was later included on her 1997 studio album Next. Her version went to number 6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.


Chart (1997) Peak
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) 6