Only Time Will Tell (song)

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"Only Time Will Tell"
Asia Only Time Will Tell 7 Single.JPG
Single by Asia
from the album Asia
  • "Ride Easy" (UK)
  • "Time Again" (outside UK)
GenreProgressive rock
  • 4:48 album version)
  • 4:05 (7" single edit)
Songwriter(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 second single released by the 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", some of the foreign versions of the 1982 Japanese anime Future War 198X, and in the 2015 video game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Track listing[edit]

US 7" Single
1."Only Time Will Tell"4:05
2."Time Again"4:45
UK 7" single
1."Only Time Will Tell" 
2."Ride Easy" 

Chart performance[edit]


  1. ^ "RPM". 25 September 1982. Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Asia - Only Time Will Tell". Offizielle Deutsche Charts (in German). Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  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" Archived 2013-07-23 at the Wayback Machine, 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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