Amy Winehouse - 'Our day will come'
More versions of 'Our day will come'
Composers Mort Garson and Bob Hilliard were soon granted their wish for 'Our Day Will Come' to be recorded by an easy listening star as the Julie London May 1963 album release 'The End of the World' included 'Our Day Will Come' as did the September 1963 Patti Page album release 'Say Wonderful Things'.
Mort Garson himself arranged Doris Day's 1965 version featured on the album 'Latin for Lovers'.
1960s' recording acts frequently covered 'Our Day Will Come' as an album track, as per Fontella Bass, Jerry Butler and Betty Everett, Cliff Richard, Bobby Darin, the Earls, Billy Fury, Lennon Sisters, the Lettermen, Trini Lopez, Chris Montez, Bobby Rydell, Spiral Starecase, Dee Dee Sharp, the Supremes, the Vibrations, We Five and Nancy Wilson.
A version of the song was recorded in 1965 by the Supremes for the album 'There's a Place for Us' which was to go unreleased until 2004. Mary Wilson is given a rare lead vocal on that album's track.
Cher included 'Our Day Will Come' on her 1966 album release 'The Sonny Side of Chér' as the B-side of the hit 'Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)'. Later Cher's version was also released as an A-side single in 1972, following its inclusion on a United Artists compilation disc entitled 'Cher'.
Later versions of 'Our Day Will Come' include those by Isaac Hayes, Bobby Vinton, the Carpenters, Carl Carlton, Esther Phillips and Dionne Warwick.
Frankie Valli remade 'Our Day Will Come' in rock-disco style. It was the title cut for his 1975 album release and was issued as a single which was very succesfull in the charts.
k.d. lang recorded 'Our Day Will Come' for the soundtrack of the 1989 film Shag.
Christina Aguilera recorded "Our Day Will Come" as a demo song in 1996; the track was included on the 2001 album release Just Be Free.
Instrumental versions of "Our Day Will Come" have been recorded by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Willie Bobo, Jimmy Castor, Percy Faith, Ronald Muldrow, Buddy Merrill and Cal Tjader.
'Our Day Will Come' by Amy Winehouse
The song is a cover of the Ruby and the Romantics' 1963 single; 'Our Day Will Come'. Amy Winehouse recorded her version of the song in 2002 and it was released for the the first time as a single from her posthumous album: Lioness: Hidden Treasures.
Amy Winehouse recorded the song in 2002 for her first studio album, 'Frank' but was shelved and now is her first solo single since 'Love Is a Losing Game' in 2007. It received its first airplay on 'The Chris Moyles Show' on 3 November 2011.
Producer Salaam Reimi - who had worked with Amy Winehouse on the albums, 'Frank' and 'Back to Black', as well as on the posthumous compilation - says it will serve as a poignant reminder of her talent
The Music Video
The music video is a montage of Amy Winehouse throughout her career with clips from her music videos, live performances and press coverage. It was sent to UK music channels on 21 November.
Origin of the song Ruby & the Romantics
The song's composers (Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson) were hoping to place 'Our Day Will Come' with an established easy listening act and only agreed to let the new R&B group Ruby & the Romantics record the song after Kapp Records director Al Stanton promised that if the single with Ruby & the Romantics failed Kapp Records would record the song again but than with Jack Jones.
Two versions of 'Our Day Will Come' with 'Ruby & the Romantics' were made. One with a mid-tempo arrangement and the other in a bossa nova style. The latter version, featuring a classic Hammond organ solo, was released as a single in December 1962 to reach the number 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1963. It was also very succesfull on the charts in Australia and the UK.
Cover album Lioness: Hidden Treasures