While You See a Chance

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"While You See a Chance"
While You See a Chance Steve Winwood.jpg
UK 7-inch vinyl single
Single by Steve Winwood
from the album Arc of a Diver
B-side "Vacant Chair"
Released February 1981
Format 7", 12" maxi single
Recorded 1980
Genre New wave, synthpop, soft rock
Length 5:15 (album)
3:55 (single)
Label Island
Songwriter(s) Steve Winwood, Will Jennings
Producer(s) Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood singles chronology
"Time Is Running Out"
"While You See a Chance"
"Arc of a Diver"
Arc of a Diver track listing
"While You See a Chance"
"Arc of a Diver"

"While You See a Chance" is a song performed by Steve Winwood in 1980,[1] written by Winwood and Will Jennings.[2] It was released on his album Arc of a Diver[2] and peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1981[1] and number 68 on the Billboard Top 100 for 1981. The song was a bigger hit in Canada, where it peaked at number 3. It reached number 45 in the UK.

Chart performance[edit]


  • Steve Winwood - drums, piano, organ, synthesizers, lead & backing vocals


  1. ^ a b "Steve Winwood". Billboard. 
  2. ^ a b Palmer, Robert (21 January 1981). "Arc of a Diver, Steve Winwood". New York Times. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1981-05-17. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1988". Aria.com.au. Archived from the original on 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  7. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1981/Top 100 Songs of 1981". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-10-04. 

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