Time Will Reveal (song)
|"Time Will Reveal"|
|Single by DeBarge|
|from the album In a Special Way|
|B-side||"Rhythm of the Night"|
|Released||August 11, 1983|
|Genre||Soul, soft rock|
|Writer(s)||El DeBarge, Bobby DeBarge, Etterlene "Bunny" Jordan|
|DeBarge singles chronology|
"Time Will Reveal" is a single by DeBarge and released on September 11, 1983 as the first single off the group's third album, In a Special Way on the Gordy label. It was also the group's biggest hit prior to the group's 1985 hit, "Rhythm of the Night".
By 1983, DeBarge was riding off the crossover success of their second album, All This Love, which included the title track and "I Like It". Boosted by its success, the group recorded a similar album with In a Special Way. Among the songs chosen for a single was the crossover hit "Time Will Reveal", which was written by sister Bunny DeBarge & brothers El and Bobby.
Much like their two previous singles, DeBarge found a hit with "Time Will Reveal", which reached number one on the Billboard R&B singles chart and number 18 on the US pop singles chart. The success of this record and the preceding singles helped the group attain an opening slot for Luther Vandross' U.S. tour of 1984, in which by then DeBarge had become a national attraction, with its early success being compared to the earlier Motown family act, The Jackson 5.
The Game, a comedy-drama television series, played the song on Season 4: Episode 6 "Men In Crisis" in 2011.
In 1997, R&B group Shades covered the song on their debut album "Shades"
In 2004, Jed Madela covered the song on his album "Songs Rediscovered".
In 2016, saxophonist Kim Waters covered the song on his album Rhythm and Romance with James Robinson as background vocalist.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||18|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles||1|
- Lead vocals by El DeBarge
- Background vocals by DeBarge
- Produced by El DeBarge
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 150.