Without You (Debbie Gibson song)

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"Without You"
Without You (Debbie Gibson single - cover art).jpg
Single by Debbie Gibson
B-side "Without You (Instrumental)"
Released November 1, 1990
Genre Pop
Label Atlantic/Warner Pioneer
Writer(s) Debbie Gibson, Tatsuro Yamashita
Producer(s) S. Andrew Zulla
Debbie Gibson singles chronology
"We Could Be Together"
"Without You"
"Anything Is Possible"

"Without You" is a song by Debbie Gibson released as a single exclusively in Japan in 1990. Gibson wrote the lyrics herself, with music written by a Japanese singer-songwriter Tatsuro Yamashita. Production credits were given to S. Andrew Zulla. It was featured on the Japanese television drama Otoko ni Tsuite (About Men) aired on TBS in 1990, and peaked at #26 on the Japanese Oricon chart.

In the following year, a co-writer reconstructed the song in alternative lyrics in Japanese written by him, under the title "Sayonara Natsu no Hi (さよなら夏の日?)". Yamashita's interpretation was issued as one of the lead singles for his Artisan album, and gained more commercial success than original recording.[1]

Chart positions and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Year Chart Position Weeks
1990 Japanese Oricon Singles Chart (Top 100) 26 8


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[2] Gold 50,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


Preceded by
"Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers
Japanese Oricon International Chart
number one single

November 12, 1990 - November 26, 1990
Succeeded by
"Unchained Melody" by Righteous Brothers