You Will Know

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"You Will Know"
Stevie Wonder - You Will Know.jpg
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album Characters
B-side"Instrumental"
Released1987
Format7", CD single, 12"
Recorded1987; Livingstone Studios
(London)
GenreR&B, soul
Length5:00
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)Stevie Wonder
Producer(s)Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"Skeletons"
(1987)
"You Will Know"
(1987)
"Get It"
(1988)

"You Will Know" is a song written and recorded by American R&B singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder, taken from his 1987 Characters album.

It is the opening track on the album, and is the second single from the album as well. This is Stevie Wonder's 20th and final number-one R&B hit single.[1] Wonder performed the song along with R&B quartet Jodeci and Mary J. Blige on an episode of The Arsenio Hall Show in late 1992.[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

In March 1988, the song reached number seventy-seven on the Billboard Hot 100, number one on the R&B chart,[3] "You Will Know" also peaked at number sixteen on the Adult Contemporary charts.[4]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 77
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 16
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 1

Other versions[edit]

In 1990, keyboardist Bob Baldwin covered this song from the album "Long Way to Go."[5]

In the summer of 2002, R&B/Gospel duo Mary Mary also covered the song from their Incredible album. Their version was produced by Warryn Campbell.

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to classic-motown.com, this song was Wonder's final #1 R&B chart-topper.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 636.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 263.
  5. ^ "Long Way to Go overview". Allmusic.com.

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