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"
Single by Asia
from the album Asia
B-side "Ride Easy" (UK)
"Time Again" (outside of UK)
Released 1982
Format 7" single
Recorded 1981
Genre AOR
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 second US (and third overall) single released by progressive rock band Asia from their successful 1982 eponymous debut.

The song was the band's second Top 10 success on the U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It also scored number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. (It maximized at #54 in the U.K.)

The song was featured in the television series Cold Case third season episode "The River", the series Family Guy eighth season episode, "The Splendid Source" and 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 (1982) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles[1] 7
German Media Control Charts[2] 50
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 54
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 17
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[4] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Position
Canadian RPM Top Singles[5] 69


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