Seven Day Fool

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"Seven Day Fool"
Single by Etta James
from the album The Second Time Around
B-side "It's Too Soon to Know"
Released 1961
Format 7" 45 RPM
Recorded circa 1960-1961
Genre R&B
Length 2:58
Label Argo Records
Chess Records
Writer(s) Billy Davis
Producer(s) Leonard Chess
Philip Chess
Keith Harris
Etta James singles chronology
"It's Too Soon to Know"
"Seven Day Fool"
"Something's Got a Hold on Me"
"Seven Day Fool"
Single by Jully Black
from the album Revival
Released August 2007 (Canada)
Format CD single, 12" single, Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre R&B
Length 3:20
Label Universal Music Canada
Jully Black Entertainment Inc.
Writer(s) Billy Davis
Keith Harris
Jully Black singles chronology
"Gotta Let You Know"
"Seven Day Fool"
"DJ Play My Song"

"Seven Day Fool" is an R&B song written by Billy Davis, and first recorded by Etta James for Argo Records (a subsidiary of Chess Records) in 1961. The track was released both on a 45 RPM single (Argo # 5402), paired with "It's Too Soon to Know", and on her album The Second Time Around (Argo # 4011). Although not a big hit upon release (# 95 US pop chart), the track has since become very well known on the Northern Soul and Mod scenes in the UK.

A second recording of "Seven Day Fool" has been made in 2007 by singer-songwriter Jully Black, produced by Black Eyed Peas' drummer & songwriter Keith Harris. It is the first single from Black's second album, Revival. It was released to Canadian radio in August 2007. As of November 2, 2007, it has peaked at number 9 on the Canadian Hot 100, becoming her first top 10 single.

The song became very successful in Canada, gaining a lot of radio airplay. In September 2007, the music video for "Seven Day Fool" was released.

Chart performance[edit]

Etta James version[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 95

Jully Black version[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
Canadian Hot 100[2] 9


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Canadian Music: Top 100 Songs Chart". Billboard. 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2016-07-26. 

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