Our Day Will Come

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This article is about the Ruby & the Romantics single. For the 2010 French film, see Our Day Will Come (film). For the Irish Republican slogan translated as "Our Day Will Come", see Tiocfaidh ár lá.
"Our Day Will Come"
Our Day Will Come - Ruby & the Romantics.jpg
Single by Ruby & the Romantics
from the album Our Day Will Come
B-side "Moonlight and Music"
Released February 1963
Genre R&B
Length 2:32
Label Kapp
Producer(s) Allen Stanton
Ruby & the Romantics singles chronology
"Our Day Will Come"
"My Summer Love"

"Our Day Will Come" is a popular song composed by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson, which was a million-selling number one chart hit in 1963 for Ruby & the Romantics.

Ruby & the Romantics' original version[edit]

The song's composers were hoping to place "Our Day Will Come" with an established easy listening act and only agreed to let the new R&B group Ruby & the Romantics record the song after Kapp Records A&R director Al Stanton promised that if the Ruby & the Romantics' single failed Kapp would record the song with Jack Jones. Stanton cut two versions of "Our Day Will Come" with Ruby & the Romantics, one with a mid-tempo arrangement and the other in a bossa nova style; the latter version, featuring a classic Hammond organ solo, was selected for release as a single in December 1962 and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in March. "Our Day Will Come" was also a chart hit in Australia (number 11) and the UK (number 38).[1] The personnel on the original recording include Leroy Glover on organ, Vinnie Bell, Al Gorgoni and Kenny Burrell on guitar, Russ Savakus on bass, Gary Chester on drums and George Devens on percussion.

Preceded by
"Walk Like A Man" by The Four Seasons
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
March 23, 1963 (one week)
Succeeded by
"He's So Fine" by The Chiffons
Preceded by
"That's the Way Love Is" by Bobby Bland
Billboard Hot R&B Sides number-one single
March 23, 1963 – March 29, 1963 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"He's So Fine" by The Chiffons

Amy Winehouse version[edit]

"Our Day Will Come"
Single by Amy Winehouse
from the album Lioness: Hidden Treasures I Length. = 2:50
Released 4 December 2011 (2011-12-04) (UK)
Recorded May 2002[2]
Genre Reggae[3]
Label Island[2]
  • Bob Hilliard
  • Mort Garson
Producer(s) Salaam Remi[2]
Amy Winehouse singles chronology
"Body and Soul"
"Our Day Will Come"
"Cherry Wine"

Recorded for her 2003 debut album Frank, the Amy Winehouse remake of "Our Day Will Come" was first issued on the singer's posthumous release Lioness: Hidden Treasures with "Our Day Will Come" being issued as a single in November 2011, the first Winehouse single release since "Love Is a Losing Game" in 2007 (a duet with Tony Bennett on "Body and Soul" had been issued as a single on September 14, 2011 (which would have been her 28th birthday)).

Producer Salaam Remi who had worked with Winehouse on her albums Frank and Back to Black, as well as on the posthumous compilation, stated that "Our Day Will Come" will serve as a poignant reminder of the star's talent. The music video for "Our Day Will Come": a montage of Winehouse throughout her career with clips from music videos, live performances and press coverage, was sent to UK music channels on 21 November 2011. Following the release of the music video, Winehouse's father tweeted: "I just almost watched Amy's 'Our Day Will Come' video. She is so lovely." Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song four stars out of five and a positive review, stating:

That said, the thinking behind the decision to release Winehouse's rendition of Ruby and the Romantics' 1963 hit 'Our Day Will Come' quickly becomes apparent. Over a smoky melody and reggae-tinged beat she promises wistfully, "Our day will come, and we'll have everything," before professing her everlasting love for her beau. The result serves as a timely reminder that beneath the demons that plagued her final years, her raw talent was undeniable.[4]


Chart (2011–12) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 48
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[6] 48
European Hot 100[7] 15
France (SNEP)[8] 54
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[9] 27
Iceland (Lagalistinn)[10] 5
Chart (2011–12) Peak
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[11] 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 52
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[13] 26
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 69
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 29

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