Not to be confused with When Can I See You or When Can I See You Again?. For other uses, see When Will I See You Again (disambiguation).
When Will I See You Again" is a song by American soul group The Three Degrees, from their third album . The song was written and produced by The Three Degrees Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
It was one of the most successful recordings of the "
Philly Soul" era. In the U.S., the song reached number one on the adult contemporary chart, number two on the pop singles chart, and number four on the [1 ] R&B chart in the autumn of 1974. In the UK, it fared even better, spending two weeks at the top of the [2 ] UK Singles Chart in August 1974. The Three Degrees performed the song at [3 ] Prince Charles' 30th birthday party at Buckingham Palace in 1978.
Sheila Ferguson recalled that "the song was played to me by Kenny Gamble at the piano in 1973 and I threw a tantrum. I screamed and yelled and said I would never sing it. I thought it was ridiculously insulting to be given such a simple song and that it took no talent to sing it. We did do it and several million copies later, I realized that he knew more than me." The song is unique in that every sentence is a question, heightening the overall effect and emotion. In the film [4 ] , Bill cites this song as his "favorite soul song of the 70s". Kill Bill: Volume 2
Chart performance [ edit ]
Weekly singles charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
[7 ] 2
[8 ] 21
Billboard Hot 100 [9 ] 75
Cash Box [10 ] 93
Cover versions [ edit ]
Ami Aspelund recorded the Finnish rendering of the song: "Koska Sun Taas Nähdä Saan", on her 1976 album Yön Jälkeen. Magda Layna released the song as a single on Megatone Records in 1983.
boy band Brother Beyond covered the song on their 1989 album , peaking at #43 in the Trust UK Singles Chart. Japanese singer CINDY covered the song on her 1997 1st compilation album Surprise
ska band Bad Manners recorded the song for a demo in 1976 and it was finally released as part of their 1999 compilation Rare & Fatty. German singer
Thomas Anders covered the song for his 1993 album of the same name. British singer/songwriter
PJ Harvey performed the song in the Sarah Miles film Amaeru Fallout 1972. British
synthpop duo Erasure covered it for their 2003 cover album . Other People's Songs
Billy Bragg recorded a cover of the song on his compilation; it had previously been featured on the compilation album Must I Paint You A Picture? . Ruby Trax
Priscilla Chan, a Hong Kong-based Cantopop singer, also covered it as a popular bilingual dance song in 1988.
Kyōko Koizumi covered the song, retitled "Tenshi no sasayaki", on her 1992 Koizumix Production's Bambinater mini-album.
Jared Gomes, vocalist of nu-metal band Hed PE, covered a reggae version of the song, retitled When, on his 2012 solo EP Unite.
References [ edit ]
This article needs additional citations for . verification (March 2014)
External links [ edit ]