I Will (Dick Glasser song)

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"I Will"
Single by Vic Dana
B-side "Proud"
Released 1962
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Genre Traditional pop
Length 2:29
Label Dolton
Songwriter(s) Dick Glasser
"I Will"
Single by Dean Martin
from the album Houston
B-side "You're the Reason I'm in Love"
Released 1965
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Genre Traditional pop
Length 2:20
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s) Dick Glasser
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen

"I Will" (released b/w "I Catch Myself Crying", Liberty 55707) is a song written by Dick Glasser, which he released in June 1964 under the pseudonym Dick Lory.[1]

The song was first a hit for Vic Dana in 1962, whose version spent 9 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 47,[2] while reaching No. 12 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart.[3][4]

Billy Fury released a version in 1964, which spent 12 weeks on the UK's Record Retailer chart, reaching No. 14.[5]

In 1965, Dean Martin released a version, which spent 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 10,[6] while reaching No. 3 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart,[7][8] No. 5 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade,[9] and No. 11 on Canada's "R.P.M. Play Sheet".[10]

Ruby Winters released a version in 1977, which spent 13 weeks on the UK Singles Chart, reaching No. 4.[11]

Declan Sinnott recorded the song on Christy Moore's 2009 album "Listen". Brazilian rock singer Raul Seixas has a Portuguese version on his 1968 debut album Raulzito e os Panteras.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dick Lory - I Will, norwegiancharts.com. Accessed August 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Vic Dana - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed August 15, 2016.
  3. ^ Vic Dana - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed August 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "Billboard Music Week Easy Listening", Billboard, May 5, 1962. p. 32. Accessed August 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Billy Fury - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Accessed August 15, 2016.
  6. ^ Dean Martin - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed August 15, 2016.
  7. ^ Dean Martin - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed August 15, 2016.
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 40 Easy Listening", Billboard, December 12, 1965. p. 20. Accessed August 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "CHUM Hit Parade - Week of December 20, 1965". Archived from the original on November 7, 2006. Retrieved 2016-08-15.  Chart No. 458. CHUM.
  10. ^ "R.P.M. Play Sheet", RPM, Volume 4, No. 17, December 20, 1965. Accessed August 15, 2016.
  11. ^ Ruby Winters - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Accessed August 15, 2016.