(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free / One

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"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free / One"
Single by Lighthouse Family
from the album Whatever Gets You Through the Day
Released 19 November 2001
Format CD, 12" [1]
Recorded The Beach, Olympic and Air Lyndhurst
Genre Pop, Soul
Length 4:26
Label Wildcard / Polydor
Writer(s) Billy Taylor, Dick Dallas
Producer(s) Kevin Bacon, Jonathan Quarmby
Lighthouse Family singles chronology
"Postcard from Heaven"
(1999)
"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free / One"
(2001)
"Run"
(2002)
Greatest Hits track listing
"Loving Every Minute"
(6)
"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free / One"
(7)
"Question of Faith"
(8)

"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free / One" is a song by Lighthouse Family, released as their first single from their third album, Whatever Gets You Through the Day, released in 2001. The song was originally written by Billy Taylor, with lyrics by Dick Dallas. Best known for its 1967 version by Nina Simone, and as the instrumental theme (performed by the Billy Taylor Trio) to the BBC Film TV show, this version was produced by Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby.

Content[edit]

"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free / One" is a cover song of Billy Taylor's "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free" and U2's One.

Track listing and formats[edit]

# Title Length
UK CD single [2]
1. "(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free / One" (single version) 4:26
2. "You're a Star" 4:35
3. "(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free / One" (Phats & Small vocal mix) 7:34
4. "(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free / One)" (music video)

Chart performance[edit]

"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free / One" was also successful in the UK where it reached to #6 in the UK Singles Chart in November 2001 and stayed in the charts for 9 weeks. (I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free / One also reached to #14 in Austria and stayed in the charts for 13 weeks. "(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free / One" reached #85 in the Netherlands and stayed in the charts for 8 weeks. In Switzerland, "(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free / One" reached to #26 in January 2002 and stayed in the charts for 14 weeks.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001/2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 92
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 14
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 10
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[5] 9
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 26
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 85
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[8] 16
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 26
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 6

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