Our Day Will Come

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"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
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Allen Stanton
Ruby & the Romantics singles chronology
"Our Day Will Come"
(1963)
"My Summer Love"
(1963)
"Our Day Will Come"
(1963)
"My Summer Love"
(1963)

"Our Day Will Come" is a popular song composed by Mort Garson with lyrics by Bob Hilliard. It was recorded by American R&B group Ruby & the Romantics in 1963, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

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 1963. "Our Day Will Come" also charted at number 11 in Australia and at number 38 the United Kingdom.[1] The personnel on the original recording were: Leroy Glover on organ; Vinnie Bell, Al Gorgoni and Kenny Burrell on guitars; Russ Savakus on bass; Gary Chester on drums; and George Devens on percussion.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1963) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 38
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Amy Winehouse version[edit]

"Our Day Will Come"
Amy Winehouse - Our Day Will Come.png
Single by Amy Winehouse
from the album Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Released November 2, 2011 (2011-11-02)
Recorded May 2002[6]
Genre Reggae[7]
Length 2:50
Label Island[6]
Songwriter(s)
  • Bob Hilliard
  • Mort Garson
Producer(s) Salaam Remi[6]
Amy Winehouse singles chronology
"Body and Soul"
(2011)
"Our Day Will Come"
(2011)
"Cherry Wine"
(2012)
"Body and Soul"
(2011)
"Our Day Will Come"
(2011)
"Cherry Wine"
(2012)

Recorded for her 2003 debut album Frank, the Amy Winehouse remake of "Our Day Will Come" was first issued on the singer's posthumous compilation album Lioness: Hidden Treasures. The song was released to UK contemporary hit radio on November 2, 2011, as the album's second single,[8] Winehouse's first solo 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.[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 48
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[11] 48
France (SNEP)[12] 54
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[13] 27
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[14] 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[15] 52
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[16] 46
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] 26
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 69
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 29
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[20] 25

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warner, Jay (2006). American Singing Groups: A History from 1940 to Today. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 445. ISBN 0-634-09978-7. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (2005). Australian Chart Book (1940–1969). Turramurra: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-44439-5. 
  3. ^ "Ruby and the Romantics: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "Ruby & the Romantics Chart History (Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  5. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: The Week of March 23, 1963". Billboard. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c "Lioness: Hidden Treasures Announcement". AmyWinehouse.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  7. ^ "Amy Winehouse, 'Our Day Will Come' – Song Review". PopCrush. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "BBC – Radio 1 – Playlist". BBC Radio 1. November 2, 2011. Archived from the original on November 2, 2011. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  9. ^ Robert Copsey. "Amy Winehouse: 'Our Day Will Come' - Single review". Digital Spy. 
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Amy Winehouse – Our Day Will Come" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Amy Winehouse – Our Day Will Come" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Amy Winehouse – Our Day Will Come" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  14. ^ "Amy Winehouse Chart History (Japan Hot 100)" Billboard.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Amy Winehouse – Our Day Will Come" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  17. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Amy Winehouse – Our Day Will Come" Canciones Top 50.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Amy Winehouse – Our Day Will Come". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Amy Winehouse: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  20. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  21. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 245. 

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