Love You till Tuesday (song)
|"Love You till Tuesday"|
|Single by David Bowie|
|from the album David Bowie|
|B-side||"Did You Ever Have a Dream"|
|Released||14 July 1967|
|Recorded||Decca Studios, London, 3 June 1967|
|David Bowie singles chronology|
"Love You till Tuesday" is a song written and performed by David Bowie. The first version of the song, recorded in February 1967, was included on Bowie's debut album. A second version, released as a single, was recorded on 3 June 1967 and released on 14 July 1967. The single garnered good notices from the music press but, like his earlier singles, failed to break into the British charts. It was his final new release for Deram Records. Bowie's 1969 showpiece film Love You till Tuesday took its name from the song, which also featured over the opening credits.
The critics of Record Retailer, Record Mirror and Melody Maker all praised the single. In a column reviewing recently released singles, Bowie influence Syd Barrett told Melody Maker in May 1967, "Yeah, it's a joke number. Jokes are good...I think people will like the bit about it being Monday, when in fact it was Tuesday. Very chirpy, but I don't think my toes were tapping at all."
A 1966 demo version recorded by Bowie has circulated on bootlegs. Bowie performed the song for the Top Gear BBC show on 18 December 1967. This version appears on the 2010 David Bowie: Deluxe Edition re-release of his first album. Bowie also recorded a German language version in 1969, entitled "Lieb' Dich Bis Dienstag." He also recorded "Mit mir in Deinem Traum", a German language version of "Did You Ever Have a Dream". Both versions have circulated on the internet as MP3 files.
- "Love You till Tuesday" (Bowie) – 2:59
- "Did You Ever Have a Dream" (Bowie) – 2:06
- Pegg, Nicholas, The Complete David Bowie, Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, 2000, ISBN 1-903111-14-5