I Won't Last A Day Without You

Album: A Song For You (1972)
Charted: 32 11
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was the fifth and final single from the album A Song For You. It was originally only an album track; 2 years passed before it was released as a single. During 1973-74, the Carpenters found themselves with a busy touring schedule, which kept them from working on new material. As a result, they had no album issued for the year 1974, but decided to choose this song for single release.
  • Paul Williams wrote this with Roger Nichols - it was the third hit they wrote for the Carpenters, after "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days And Mondays."
  • Williams recorded his own version of this song for his 1972 album Life Goes On. Other artists who have covered this include Shirley Bassey, Rosemary Clooney, Bobby Darin, Robert Goulet, Maureen McGovern, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand and Andy Williams. >>
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    Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for above 3

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 2, 1972, Andy and David Williams performed their covered version of "I Won't Last A Day Without You" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    Their version didn't make Billboard's Top 100 chart, it was track three of side two on their 'Meet Andy and David Williams' album...
    Two years later on June 16th, 1974 their only Top 100 record, "What's Your Name", entered the chart at #98, the following week it moved up to #92, then it dropped down to #96, and for it's fourth and final week on the chart it rose again to it's peak position of #92...
    Known simply the Williams Brothers, their "Can't Cry Hard Enough" peaked at #42 on March 29, 1992...
    At the time of their appearance on 'Bandstand' on September 2nd, 1972 the twin nephews of singer Andy Williams were 13 years-old.
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