Lady Willpower

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"Lady Willpower"
1968 45rpm dust cover
Single by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
from the album Incredible
B-side "Daylight Stranger"
Released June 1968
Recorded 1967
Genre Pop
Length 2:48
Label Columbia 44547
Writer(s) Jerry Fuller
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap singles chronology
"Young Girl"
"Lady Willpower"
"Over You"

"Lady Willpower" is a song written by Jerry Fuller and recorded by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap for their 1968 album, Incredible. It is sung from the point of view of a man who is frustrated that the woman he is seeing will not agree to have sex with him. He promises, if she complies, to "shower [her] heart with tenderness," but it is also implicit that the relationship will end ("It's now or never") if she does not.

The song hit #1 on the Cash Box Top 100 and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968.[1] It also reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart during the year.[2]

The single was awarded a million-selling Gold disc from the RIAA.[3]

It ranked among Cash Box magazine's Top 100 singles of 1968, where it hit the #1 position the week ending August 3, 1968.[4] The song was the #34 song on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles in 1968.[5]


  1. ^ Gary Puckett & The Union Gap charting singles Retrieved 09-26-11
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 442. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 232. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  4. ^ Cash Box Top Singles of 1968 Retrieved 09-26-11
  5. ^ Billboard Top 100 Songs of 1968 Retrieved 09-26-11