One of These Days (Marcus Hummon song)

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"One of These Days"
Tim McGraw - One of These Days single.png
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album Everywhere
Released March 9, 1998
Recorded 1997
Genre Country
Length 4:41
Label Curb
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Just to See You Smile"
"One of These Days"
"Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me"
"Just to See You Smile"
"One of These Days"
"Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me"

"One of These Days" is a song co-written and originally recorded by American country music singer Marcus Hummon on his 1995 album All in Good Time. It was later covered by Tim McGraw, whose version is the fourth single from his 1997 album Everywhere. It peaked at number two in the United States,[1] and number one in Canada.


This song contains the message of self-forgiveness through explaining three separate incidents as examples.

The song's narrator first reflects on his admittingly bullying of a child who was physically different than him and other children of whom attended the same elementary school together.

The narrator secondly reflects on a relationship with a significant other in high school of which he abruptly ends as a result of his senseless self-pleasure, severely inflicting emotional abuse to his significant other in the process.

The narrator finally reveals that the hurt that he had caused to the people he had previously mentioned in the song eventually stemmed into a deep loathing of himself.

Track Listing[edit]

Cassette Single

  • A1 One Of These Days
  • A2 Just To See You Smile
  • B1 One Of These Days
  • B2 Just To See You Smile

Critical reception[edit]

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song an A grade, saying that if you are "looking to close a three act song with a dramatic resolution, 'born again' is the way to go."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by his usual director of choice Sherman Halsey, and it features McGraw singing the song in a church.[3]

Chart positions[edit]

"One of These Days" debuted at number 73 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 14, 1998.

Chart (1998) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 53
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 45
Preceded by
"I Just Want to Dance with You"
by George Strait
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

June 22, 1998
Succeeded by
"The Shoes You're Wearing"
by Clint Black


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 228. 
  2. ^ Song review
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7912." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 22, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tim McGraw.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 

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