Our Day Will Come

Album: Greatest Hits (1963)
Charted: 38 1


  • Dionne Warwick recorded the original demo of the song for songwriter Bob Hilliard and she told him how much she liked it. Dionne recalls, "It was written during that period of time when I met Bacharach and David. Bob Hilliard wrote the song also and he said: 'I've got a good little song here and there's a new group called 'Ruby and the Romantics' and will you do the demonstration record?' I said: 'Of course. I'd love to. And I did. And I told him then that it was a really pretty song." In 1982 Dionne Warwick included it as her only cover on her 1982 album Heartbreaker. (courtesy: Mick Wright)
  • Christina Aguilera sang this song on her demo tape. >>
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  • A reggae re-working of this tune was included on Amy Winehouse's first posthumous release Hidden Treasures. Her version was produced by frequent Winehouse cohort Salaam Remi, who explained during a listening session for the album that during the recording of Winehouse's debut, Frank, the twosome played around with different versions of songs that they liked. Hence this reggae version of the doo wop tune was demoed. "It also points the way forward to the doo wop sound of (second album) Back to Black," Remi added.
  • Many '60s and '70s recording acts covered the song as an album track. The Supremes recorded it for the album There's a Place For Us (which went unreleased until 2004), and Cher included the tune on her February 1966 album The Sunny Side Of Cher. The Carpenters included it on their 1973 album Now & Then, and in 1975 Frankie Valli's rock-disco remake reached #11 on the Hot 100.

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 3rd 1963, "Our Day Will Come" by Ruby and the Romantics entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #79; and six weeks later on March 17th, 1963 it peaked at #1 {for 1 weeks} and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on the day it peaked at #1 on the Top 100 it also reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1963 and 1965 the Akron, Ohio quintet had eight Top 100 records; with "Our Day Will Come" being their only Top 10 record, the group's next biggest hit was "My Summer Love, which reached #16 {for 1 week} on June 30th, 1963...
    Personally, my favorite record by the group was "Young Wings Can Fly"; it only reached #47 on the Top 100.
  • Al from Baltimore, MdOne of the most sublime and sophisticated songs of the pre-Beatles era, it still has the power to generate the most heartfelt optimism. I'm in my sixties now, and I still can remember slow dancing to this song when I was in junior high school. I felt back then just as I feel now, "Our Day Will Come" is a masterpiece.
  • Robert Burnett from Hagerstown, MeI had just turned 16 when I first heard it and thought it was one of the most beautiful and romantic songs I ever heard!
  • John from Mentor, OhBorn in 1951, perhaps a half dozen songs return me to those early times. The nights(in bed)with the analog rotary dial electric box radio...the Drifters(There Go My Baby)and Bobby Darin(Dream Lover), Percy Faith(Theme From A Summer's Place, Frankie Avalon(Venus). and this song.
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