This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)

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"This Will Be"
Single by Natalie Cole
from the album Inseparable
B-side "Joey"
Released June 20, 1975
Length 2:51
Label Capitol
  • Chuck Jackson
  • Marvin Yancy
Natalie Cole singles chronology
"This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)"

"This Will Be" is a song written by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy, and performed by American singer Natalie Cole. Often appended with "(An Everlasting Love)" but not released as such, this was Natalie Cole's debut single released in April 1975 and one of her biggest hits, becoming a number-one R&B and number-six pop smash in the United States[1] and also reaching the UK Top 40. Cole won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, a category that had previously been dominated by Aretha Franklin. It would also help her win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Cole had been turned down by every label approached, but finally gained the interest of Larkin Arnold, who at the time was the executive of Capitol Records, through demos produced by Jackson and Yancy. The two wrote the song at the end of sessions for Arnold, just as he and Cole were about to leave town.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1975) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1 (2 weeks)

In the media[edit]

The song appears on the soundtrack albums for the following films:

And is featured in the following films:



  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 127. 
  2. ^ "Marvin Yancy Biography". 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 

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Preceded by
"Do It Any Way You Wanna" by People's Choice
Billboard's Hot Soul Singles number-one single
October 4, 1975 – October 11, 1975
Succeeded by
"Games People Play" by The Spinners