Will It Go Round in Circles

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"Will It Go Round in Circles"
Will It Go Round in Circles - Billy Preston.jpg
Single by Billy Preston
from the album Music Is My Life
B-side "Blackbird"
Released March 1973
Genre Funk-soul
Length 3:42 (single version)
4:28 (album version)
Label A&M Records
Songwriter(s) Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher
Producer(s) Billy Preston
Billy Preston singles chronology
"Will It Go Round in Circles"
"Space Race"
"Will It Go Round in Circles"
"Space Race"

"Will It Go Round in Circles" is a song written by Bruce Fisher and Billy Preston, and recorded by Preston for his 1972 album Music Is My Life. On its release as a single in 1973, the song was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks, and sold over a million copies. The song was one of two number-one solo hits for Preston, the other being "Nothing from Nothing", although he is also credited on The Beatles' 1969 hit "Get Back".

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly singles charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
Canada [1] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles [2] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Rank
Canada [3] 18
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [4] 8


The song was covered by Donny Osmond on his 2009 album Love Songs Of The '70s. Phish covered the song twice in 1999, including on 10 September at The Gorge Amphitheatre.[5] Orlando Brown covered the song for the 2006 soundtrack album That's So Raven Too!, for his Disney Channel series That's So Raven, his cover was also included the Disney Channel original film Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior.[6]

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-08. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 468. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-24. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1973/Top 100 Songs of 1973". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-08. 
  5. ^ "Phish Relisten". relisten.net. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  6. ^ "Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior Entry". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-10-08. 
  7. ^ "Beautiful Girls Entry". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-10-08. 

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Preceded by
"Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" by George Harrison
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
July 7, 1973 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce