Oh How the Years Go By

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"Oh How the Years Go By" is a song written by Simon Climie & Will Jennings. It was originally included on Climie's debut solo album Soul Inspiration in 1992 and released as a single in 1993, but failed to chart.

Cover Versions[edit]

Amy Grant cover[edit]

"Oh How the Years Go By"
Single by Amy Grant
from the album House Of Love
Released 1994
Format Cassette single, CD single
Genre CCM, Adult Contemporary, Pop
Length 5:15
Label A&M, Word
Writer(s) Simon Climie, Will Jennings
Producer(s) Michael Omartian
Amy Grant singles chronology
"Big Yellow Taxi"
"Oh How the Years Go By"
"Takes a Little Time"

Shortly after its initial release, singer-songwriter Amy Grant covered the song and included it on her 1994 album House of Love. It was the sixth release from that album.

  • Original album version (5:15), available on the House of Love album
  • Radio edit, available on the single with an audio introduction
  • Original album version with audio introduction, available on the single
  • Live version (4:35), available on the Time Again...Amy Grant Live album

Vanessa Williams cover[edit]

"Oh How the Years Go By"
Single by Vanessa Williams
from the album Next
Released 1997 (1997)
Format CD
Recorded 1996
Length 5:10
Writer(s) Simon Climie, Will Jennings
Producer(s) Keith Thomas
Vanessa Williams singles chronology
"First Thing on Your Mind"
"Oh How the Years Go By"
"Who Were You Thinkin' 'Bout?"

In 1996, the song was covered by actress-singer Vanessa Williams and included on the Polygram various artist compilation album NBA at 50 - A Musical Celebration. It was later included on her 1997 studio album Next and released as a single.[1] Her version went to number 6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.[2]


Chart (1998) Peak
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) 6


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