(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"
Released1964
Format7"
Recorded1964
GenreEasy listening
Length2:39
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Williams
Larry Harrison
Nancy Wilson singles chronology
"Don't Rain on My Parade"
(1964)
"(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am"
(1964)
"I Wanna Be With You"
(1964)

"(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am" is a song written by Jimmy Williams and Larry Harrison. In the USA, its best-known recorded version is that by Nancy Wilson, a hit single for her, in the summer of 1964. The single went to No. 11 on the Hot 100, as well as No. 2 on the Billboard Pop-Standard Singles chart.[1] Wilson, who had been recording since 1960, was afforded her first Top 40 hit with "...How Glad I Am":

  • (Nancy Wilson quote:)"I went into the studio with the idea of recording a Top 40 kind of hit [with '...How Glad I Am']. Actually though I didn't sing any differently.....It's the material itself that did it [along with] the arrangement."[2]

In April 1965 "(You Don't Know) 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 would have classed it as a pop record, [3] and the track had not been a major R&B hit peaking at No. 45 on the Cash Box R&B chart (the Billboard R&B chart was dormant throughout 1964).[4]

Nancy Wilson would have one more Top 40 hit subsequent to "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am": "Face It Girl, It's Over", which reached No. 29 in 1968.

Other recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 261.
  2. ^ "Music Business : "It Takes More Than Soul"" (PDF). Americanradiohistory.com. 1 August 1964. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Billboard". 77 (17). April 24, 1965: 3.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 630.
  5. ^ "AMG". Retrieved January 11, 2010.