Only Time Will Tell (song)

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This article is about the Asia song. For other songs with the same title, see Only Time Will Tell (disambiguation).
"Only Time Will Tell"
Asia Only Time Will Tell 7 Single.JPG
Single by Asia
from the album Asia
B-side "Ride Easy" (UK)
"Time Again" (outside UK)
Released 1982
Format 7" single
Recorded 1981
Genre Progressive rock
Length 4:48 (album version)
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Geoff Downes
John Wetton
Producer(s) Mike Stone
Asia singles chronology
"Here Comes the Feeling"
"Only Time Will Tell"
"Sole Survivor"

"Only Time Will Tell" is the third single (second in the US) released by the progressive rock band Asia from their successful first album, Asia (1982).

The song was the band's second top 10 success on the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, also reaching number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It peaked at #54 in the UK.

The song was used in the television series Cold Case third season episode "The River", the series Family Guy eighth season episode, "The Splendid Source" and in the 2015 videogame Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Track listing[edit]

US 7" Single
No. Title Length
1. "Only Time Will Tell" 4:05
2. "Time Again" 4:45
UK 7" single
No. Title Length
1. "Only Time Will Tell"  
2. "Ride Easy"  

Chart performance[edit]


  1. ^ "RPM". 25 September 1982. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Asia - Only Time Will Tell". Offizielle Deutsche Charts (in German). Retrieved 27 May 2012. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Asia: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  4. ^ a b Retrieved 14 December 2009[dead link]
  5. ^ "Top 100 singles of 82", RPM, Volume 37, No. 19, 25 December 1982. Retrieved 6 March 2016
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X. 

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