Will You Love Me Tomorrow
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow", also known as "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", is a song written by Gerry Goffin
Gerry Goffin
Gerry Goffin is an American lyricist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 with former songwriting partner and first wife, Carole King. he has co-written six Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers.-Career:Goffin enlisted with the Marine Corps Reserve after graduating from...

 and Carole King
Carole King
Carole King is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. As a singer, King had an album, Tapestry, top the U.S...

 and originally recorded by The Shirelles
The Shirelles
The Shirelles were an African-American girl group that achieved popularity in the early 1960s. They consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens , Doris Coley , Addie "Micki" Harris , and Beverly Lee...

. It has been recorded by many artists and was ranked among Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone is a US-based magazine devoted to music, liberal politics, and popular culture that is published every two weeks. Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and music critic Ralph J...

's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
"The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" was the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone, issue number 963, published December 9, 2004, a year after the magazine published its list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time"....

 at #125. The song is notable for being the first song by an all-girl group
Girl group
A girl group is a popular music act featuring several young female singers who generally harmonise together.Girl groups emerged in the late 1950s as groups of young singers teamed up with behind-the-scenes songwriters and music producers to create hit singles, often featuring glossy production...

 to reach #1 in the US
United States
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The Shirelles' version

In 1960
1960 in music
-Events:*January 14 – Elvis Presley is promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army*February 6 – Songwriter Jesse Belvin dies in an automobile accident in Los Angeles...

, The Shirelles
The Shirelles
The Shirelles were an African-American girl group that achieved popularity in the early 1960s. They consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens , Doris Coley , Addie "Micki" Harris , and Beverly Lee...

 released their version as Scepter
Scepter Records
Scepter Records is a record company founded in 1959 by Florence Greenberg. She had just sold Tiara Records with The Shirelles for $4000 to Decca Records. When The Shirelles didn't produce any hits for Decca, they were given back to Greenberg, who promptly signed them. By 1961 Greenberg launched a...

 single 1211, with "Boys
Boys (The Shirelles song)
"Boys" is a song by Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell, originally performed by The Shirelles and released as the B-side of their "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" single in November 1960.-The Beatles' version:...

" on the B-side
A-side and B-side
A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of gramophone records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s. The terms have come to refer to the types of song conventionally placed on each side of the record, with the A-side being the featured song , while the B-side, or...

. The single's first pressing was labelled simply "Tomorrow", then lengthened later. When first presented with the song, lead singer Shirley Owens
Shirley Owens
Shirley Alston Reeves was the lead member of the hit singing group, The Shirelles. As well as Owens, the Shirelles consisted of classmates of hers from Passaic High School, New Jersey: Addie "Micki" Harris, Doris Kenner Jackson, and Beverly Lee. Through marriages, she became Shirley Alston and...

 (later known as Shirley Alston-Reeves) did not want to record it, because she thought it was "too country." She relented after a string arrangement was added. In 1961
1961 in music
-Events:*January 15 – Motown Records signs The Supremes.*January 20 – Francis Poulenc's Gloria receives its premiėre in Boston, USA.*February 12 – The Miracles' "Shop Around" becomes Motown's first million-selling single....

, the song went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on radio play and sales; the tracking-week for sales begins on Monday and ends on Sunday, while the radio play tracking-week runs from Wednesday...

. However, Owens recalled on Jim Parsons' syndicated oldies radio program, Shake Rattle Showtime, that some radio stations had banned the record because they had felt the lyrics were too sexually charged.

This version of the song is currently ranked as the 126th greatest song of all time, as well as the best song of 1960, by Acclaimed Music.

Other versions

  • Brenda Lee
    Brenda Lee
    Brenda Mae Tarpley , known as Brenda Lee, is an American performer who sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and had 37 US chart hits during the 1960s, a number surpassed only by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Ray Charles and Connie Francis...

     released her own version in 1961 on the album Emotions.
  • Mike Berry released a version in January 1961
  • Lil Malmkvist (a younger sister of Siw Malmkvist
    Siw Malmkvist
    Siw "Siwan" Gunnel Margareta Malmkvist is a Swedish singer who is popular in Scandinavia and Germany...

    ) recorded a Swedish version called "Hur blir det i morgon" in 1961.
  • Ronnie James Dio
    Ronnie James Dio
    Ronald James Padavona , better known as Ronnie James Dio, was an American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He performed with, amongst others, Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio, which means God in Italian. Other musical projects include the collective fundraiser...

     with his band The Prophets released their version of the song as a single in 1962.
  • Ben E. King
    Ben E. King
    Benjamin Earl King , better known as Ben E. King, is an American soul singer. He is perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me", a U.S...

     released a cover on his 1962
    1962 in music
    -Events:*January 1 – The Beatles and Brian Poole and the Tremeloes both audition at Decca Records, a company which has the option of signing one group only...

     album Ben E. King Sings for Soulful Lovers
    Ben E. King Sings for Soulful Lovers
    Ben E. King Sings for Soulful Lovers is the second studio album by Ben E. King. The album was released by Atlantic Records in 1962.-Track listing:#"My Heart Cries for You" – 2:21...

  • Dusty Springfield
    Dusty Springfield
    Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'BrienSources use both Isabel and Isobel as the spelling of her second name. OBE , known professionally as Dusty Springfield and dubbed The White Queen of Soul, was a British pop singer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s...

     included her version as a track on her 1964
    1964 in music
    -Events:*January 1 – Top of the Pops is broadcast for the first time, on BBC television.*January 3 – Footage of the Beatles performing a concert in Bournemouth, England is shown on The Jack Paar Show....

     album A Girl Called Dusty
    A Girl Called Dusty
    A Girl Called Dusty was the debut album of British singer Dusty Springfield. It was released in the UK on Philips Records in 1964.Dusty Springfield had been a member of the girl group The Lana Sisters from 1958 to 1960, and the folk-pop trio The Springfields from 1960–1963, in the latter case with...

    . Springfield also recorded a French-language version of the song called Demain tu peux changer.
  • Len Barry
    Len Barry
    Len Barry is a retired American vocalist, songwriter and record producer.-Career:...

     released a version on his 1965 album 1-2-3.
  • Lesley Gore
    Lesley Gore
    Lesley Gore is an American singer. She is perhaps best known for her 1963 pop hit "It's My Party", which she recorded at the age of 16. Following the hit, she became one of the most recognized teen pop singers of the 1960s.- Biography :Gore was born in New York City, New York. She was raised in...

     covered the song on her 1966 Sings All About Love album.
  • Jackie DeShannon
    Jackie DeShannon
    Jackie DeShannon is an American singer-songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards. She was one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock 'n' roll period.- Life and early career :...

     released a version on her 1966 album Are You Ready For This?
  • Cher
    Cher is an American recording artist, television personality, actress, director, record producer and philanthropist. Referred to as the Goddess of Pop, she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globes and a Cannes Film Festival Award among others for her work in...

     released a version on her 1966
    1966 in music
    -Events:*January 3 – Hullabaloo shows promotional videos of The Beatles songs "Day Tripper" and "We Can Work it Out".*January 8 – Shindig! airs for the last time on ABC, with musical guests the Kinks and the Who...

     album Cher
    Cher (1966 album)
    Chér is the third studio album by American singer-actress Cher, released on October 1966 by Imperial. Cher collaborates again with Sonny Bono, with Harold Battiste and with Stan Ross. The album is by-and-large a covers album and contains only one song written by Bono...

  • Finest Kind
    Finest Kind
    Finest Kind is a folk music trio based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It consists of Ian Robb, Ann Downey and Shelley Posen.Finest Kind has released four albums in its own name . Individually, its members have appeared on several solo CDs...

    , a Canadian close harmony vocal trio, covered the song on Silks & Spices.
  • The Four Seasons had a #24 hit with this song on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968
    1968 in music
    -Events:*January 4 – Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding.*January 6 – Gibson Guitar Corporation patents its Gibson Flying V electric guitar design....

  • Sandy Posey
    Sandy Posey
    Sandy Posey is an American popular singer, who enjoyed success in the 1960s with singles such as her 1966 recording of Martha Sharpe's composition, "Single Girl." She is often described as a country singer, although, like Skeeter Davis her output has varied...

     cut a version, produced by Joe South
    Joe South
    Joe South is a multi-talented American singer-songwriter and guitarist.-Career:...

     for MGM
    MGM Records
    MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio in 1946, for the purpose of releasing soundtrack albums of their musical films. Later it became a pop label, lasting into the 1970s...

    , in 1968.

  • Françoise Hardy
    Françoise Hardy
    Françoise Madeleine Hardy is a French singer, actress and astrologer. Hardy is an iconic figure in fashion, music and style. She is married to the singer and movie actor Jacques Dutronc.-Biography:...

     recorded her own version on her 1969
    1969 in music
    -Events:Perhaps the two most famous musical events of 1969 were concerts. At a Rolling Stones concert in Altamont, California, a fan was stabbed to death by Hells Angels, a biker gang that had been hired to provide security for the event...

     album En Anglais (album known in the U.S. and Canada as Loving).
  • Linda Ronstadt
    Linda Ronstadt
    Linda Ronstadt is an American popular music recording artist. She has earned eleven Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, in addition to Tony Award and Golden...

     released a version on her 1970
    1970 in music
    - Events :*January 3**Davy Jones announces he is leaving the Monkees**Former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett releases his first solo album The Madcap Laughs....

     album Silk Purse
    Silk Purse
    Silk Purse is the second solo album by Linda Ronstadt, released in March 1970, a year after the release of her first solo set, Hand Sown ... Home Grown...

  • Carole King
    Carole King
    Carole King is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. As a singer, King had an album, Tapestry, top the U.S...

    , the writer of the song, included a version on her 1971
    1971 in music
    -Events:*February 1 – after months of feuding in the press, Ginger Baker and Elvin Jones hold a "drum battle" at The Lyceum.*February 8 – Bob Dylan's hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, is premièred at New York's Academy of Music...

     album Tapestry, with Joni Mitchell
    Joni Mitchell
    Joni Mitchell, CC is a Canadian musician, singer songwriter, and painter. Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her native Saskatchewan and Western Canada and then busking in the streets and dives of Toronto...

     and James Taylor
    James Taylor
    James Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000....

     on background vocals.
  • Roberta Flack
    Roberta Flack
    Roberta Flack is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is notable for jazz, soul, R&B, and folk music...

    's version hit number seventy-six on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972
    1972 in music
    -Events:*January 17 – Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed "Elvis Presley Boulevard"*January 20 – The début of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon at The Dome, Brighton, is halted by technical difficulties,...

     as "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow".
  • Smokey Robinson
    Smokey Robinson
    William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson is one of the primary figures associated with Motown, second only to the company's founder, Berry Gordy...

     included the song on his first solo album
    Smokey (album)
    Smokey is the first solo album by Motown legend Smokey Robinson after his departure from The Miracles. It was released on Motown Records' Tamla subsidiary label in 1973.It featured the single "Sweet Harmony" which was his tribute to his former singing partners in The Miracles, Bobby Rogers, Pete...

     in 1973.
  • Melanie Safka
    Melanie Safka
    Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk is an American singer-songwriter. Known professionally as simply Melanie, she is best known for her hits "Brand New Key", "Ruby Tuesday" and "Lay Down ".-Early career:...

     reached 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973
    1973 in music
    -January–April:*January 9 – Mick Jagger's request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug conviction, putting an abrupt end to The Rolling Stones' plans to perform in Japan during their forthcoming tour.*January 14...

     and reached the Top 40 in the United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

     in 1974
    1974 in music
    -January–April:*January 3 – Bob Dylan and The Band kick off their 40-date concert tour at Chicago Stadium. It's Dylan's first time on the road since 1966.*January 17...

  • Jody Miller
    Jody Miller
    Jody Brooks is an American country music singer. Born as Myrna Joy Miller, she was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Oklahoma.-Career:...

     made the country charts with a remake of the song in 1975.
  • Morningside Drive
    Morningside Drive (band)
    Morningside Drive was one of the top disco bands of Long Island, New York between 1971 and 1979, playing at such popular nightclubs as Copperfield's and The Winner's Circle. Between 1975 and 1976 the band recorded and released their two most popular songs, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "The Sun...

     released a dance version of the song in 1975, which reached #33 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Dana Valery recorded a dance version that hit number ninety-five on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976
    1976 in music
    -January–February:*January 5 – Former Beatles road manager Mal Evans is shot dead by Los Angeles police after refusing to drop what police only later determine is an air rifle....

  • The Michael Stanley Band
    Michael Stanley
    Michael Stanley is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and disc jockey. Both as a solo artist and with the Michael Stanley Band, his brand of heartland rock was popular in Cleveland and around the American Midwest in the 1970s and 1980s.-Biography:Michael Stanley Gee graduated from Rocky...

     recorded a version at the Cleveland Agora for their 1977 double live album, "Stage Pass".
  • Graham Bonnet
    Graham Bonnet
    Graham Bonnet is an English rock vocalist, and songwriter. He has recorded and performed as a solo artist, and as a member of several hard rock and heavy metal bands including Rainbow, the Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri.-Early days:Bonnet was born in Skegness in 1947...

     recorded this song for inclusion on his first, eponymous, solo album in 1977.
  • Dave Mason
    Dave Mason
    David Thomas "Dave" Mason is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Worcester, who first found fame with the rock band Traffic...

     had a #39 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978
    1978 in music
    This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1978.-January–April:*January 14 – The Sex Pistols play their final show at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom....

     with his remake. It was his final top forty hit on that chart.
  • Brotherhood of Man
    Brotherhood of Man
    Brotherhood of Man are a British pop group who achieved success in the 1970s, most notably by winning the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest with "Save Your Kisses for Me"....

     released their version as a single in 1980.
  • Rainbow
    Rainbow (band)
    Rainbow were an English rock band, controlled by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1994 to 1997. It was originally established with American rock band Elf's members, though over the years Rainbow went through many line-up changes with no two studio albums featuring the same line-up...

     played a cover of this song during the 1980 dates of their Down to Earth
    Down to Earth (Rainbow album)
    Down To Earth is the fourth studio album released by Rainbow, released in 1979. Most of the album had been already written and recorded by the time Graham Bonnet was recruited. Also recruited were ex-Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover and keyboardist Don Airey...

    tour, including whilst headlining the 1980 Monsters of Rock
    Monsters of Rock
    Monsters of Rock was an annual music festival held in England, then moved in other locations like The Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Chile.The Last show was in 2008....

     festival at Donington Park
    Donington Park
    Donington Park is a motorsport circuit near Castle Donington in Leicestershire, England.Originally part of the Donington Hall estate, it was created as a racing circuit during the pre-war period when the German Silver Arrows were battling for the European Championship...

  • Maureen Tucker
    Maureen Tucker
    Maureen Ann "Moe" Tucker is a musician best known for having been the drummer for the rock group The Velvet Underground.- The Velvet Underground :...

     of The Velvet Underground
    The Velvet Underground
    The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City. First active from 1964 to 1973, their best-known members were Lou Reed and John Cale, who both went on to find success as solo artists. Although experiencing little commercial success while together, the band is often cited...

     recorded it as the B-side on the single "Around and Around
    Around and Around
    "Around and Around" is a 1958 rock song written and first recorded by Chuck Berry. It originally appeared under the name "Around & Around" as the B-side to the single "Johnny B. Goode".- The Rolling Stones :...

    " in 1981
    1981 in music
    See also:* Timeline of musical eventsThis is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1981.-January–April:*January 10 – A revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadway's Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith.*January 24 –...

  • Dionne Warwick
    Dionne Warwick
    Dionne Warwick is an American singer, actress and TV show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health....

     recorded the song with The Shirelles on her 1983 album, How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye.
  • Laura Branigan
    Laura Branigan
    Laura Ann Branigan was an American singer-songwriter and actress of Italian and Irish ancestry. She is best known in the United States for her 1982 Platinum-certified hit "Gloria" and in Europe for the number-one single "Self Control"...

     remade it for her 1984
    1984 in music
    This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1984.-Janury-March:*January 21 – "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart, despite being banned by the BBC; it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40.*January 27 – Michael Jackson's...

     album Self Control.
  • Elton John
    Elton John
    Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, Hon DMus is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor...

     sang it at the Prince's Trust benefit concert in 1987. It was the first song he performed publicly after having undergone vocal cord surgery at the beginning of that same year. Elton John's version of the song has not officially been released.
  • Millie Jackson
    Millie Jackson
    Mildred "Millie" Jackson is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter and comedienne. Three of her albums have been certified gold by the RIAA for over 500,000 copies....

     recorded a cover for the 1989
    1989 in music
    This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1989.-Events:*January 14 – Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in the USSR...

     album Back to the Shit
    Back to the S t!
    Back to the S__t! is a 1989 album by R&B singer Millie Jackson. Several years previous, Back to the S__t! had been the original title for what would become Jackson's 1986 An Imitation of Love album, and several tracks that originally appeared on that album are also included on this one.It is most...

  • Angus Tung
    Angus Tung
    Angus Tung is a Taiwanese singer-songwriter and record producer from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s. Blessed with boyish good looks and talent, Angus Tung debuted in 1983 and released his first solo album “Miss You” two years after. He subsequently released 14 albums, including a Chinese pop classic...

     wrote a version of the song with Mandarin lyrics in 1989, which was subsequently translated as a Cantonese duet for Shirley Kwan
    Shirley Kwan
    Shirley Kwan, Kwan Suk’E, or Kwan Suk Yee is an influential Cantopop singer from Hong Kong. She first shot to fame in 1989 as a pop sensation with the hit, "Happy Are Those In Love" and was popular throughout the early to mid-90s...

     and Alan Tam
    Alan Tam
    Wing Lun Alan Tam, MH is an award-winning Hong Kong Cantopop and English pop singer and actor. During the early 1980s he played a major role in developing the cantopop scene as he was known for singing romantic ballads with modern arrangements. As of 2008, he is still active in the music...

  • The Afghan Whigs
    The Afghan Whigs
    The Afghan Whigs were a soul-influenced American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio. PopMatters described the band as "beyond simple genre categorization, and though lauded by the music press, never got their just due."-Band history:...

     released a cover of the song on their 1991 7" Ornament. The version featured Marcy Mays of the band Scrawl on vocals with The Afghan Whigs lead singer Greg Dulli on background vocals.
  • Joe Walsh
    Joe Walsh
    Joseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He has been a member of three commercially successful bands, the James Gang, Barnstorm, and the Eagles, and has experienced notable success as a solo artist and prolific session musician, especially with B.B...

     recorded a version which was featured on his 1992 album Songs for a Dying Planet
    Songs for a Dying Planet
    Songs for a Dying Planet is the tenth studio album by Joe Walsh, released in 1992 .-Reception:Writing for Allmusic, critic Vincent Jeffries wrote the album "fulfills [those] expectations to a degree, but the songwriter's weakened comedic instincts and extreme sincerity make Songs for a Dying Planet...

  • Patti LaBelle
    Patti LaBelle
    Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards , better known under the stage name, Patti LaBelle, is a Grammy Award winning American singer, author and actress who has spent over 50 years in the music industry...

     and Loretta Divine sung a ballad version of the song on LaBelle's short-lived sitcom Out All Night in 1992.
  • Björn Again
    Björn Again
    Björn Again is a tribute show to the Swedish pop group ABBA founded in 1988 in Australia, but now involving multiple touring troupes performing under the Björn Again name...

     recorded a dance version on their 1993 album Flashback!
  • Bryan Ferry
    Bryan Ferry
    Bryan Ferry, CBE is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. Ferry came to public prominence in the early 1970s as lead vocalist and principal songwriter with the band Roxy Music, who enjoyed a highly successful career with three number one albums and ten singles entering the top ten charts in...

     had a hit in the United Kingdom with his version in 1993
    1993 in music
    This is a summary of significant events in music in 1993.-January–February:*January 8 – The U.S. Postal Service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. The design was voted on in February 1992....

  • Neil Diamond
    Neil Diamond
    Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades from the 1960s until the present....

     included this song on his 1993 album, Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building
    Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building
    Up On The Roof: Songs From The Brill Building is a cover album, released in 1993 by Neil Diamond on Columbia Records. It contains a duet with Dolly Parton, along with re-makes of tracks associated with the Brill Building, where Diamond had worked in the 1960s.It was certified Gold by the Recording...

  • Laura Nyro
    Laura Nyro
    Laura Nyro was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved considerable critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession and New York Tendaberry, and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th...

     covered the song on her final album Angel in the Dark which was recorded in 1994-95 but only released in 2001 after her death.
  • Debbie Gibson recorded a cover of this song for her 1995 album Think With Your Heart
    Think With Your Heart
    Think with Your Heart is the fifth album by American singer songwriter Deborah Gibson. The album was a failure in the US, only selling 25,000 copies, but was a minor success in Japan, peaking at #46 on the Japanese album charts as well as some success in South Africa.-Track listing:# "For Better or...

    . (This version is mistakenly attributed to Carly Simon
    Carly Simon
    Carly Elisabeth Simon is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records, and has since been the recipient of two Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for her work...

     on p2p networks quite a bit).
  • The Bee Gees recorded what Carole King called "the definitive version" for a Carole King tribute album entitled Tapestry Revisited in 1995.
  • Dianne Reeves
    Dianne Reeves
    Dianne Reeves is an American jazz singer. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado.-Early life:Reeves was born in Detroit, Michigan to a very musical family. Her father, who died when she was two years old, was also a singer. Her mother, Vada Swanson, played trumpet. A cousin, George Duke, is a...

     recorded a smooth jazz version on her 1997
    1997 in music
    This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1997.-January:*January 9 – David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, Lou Reed, and Billy...

     album That Day
    That Day
    "That Day" is a song by Natalie Imbruglia, released as the first single from her second album White Lilies Island. In Australia, the song reached the top ten, while it peaked at #11 in the UK...

  • Lorrie Morgan
    Lorrie Morgan
    In 1996 Morgan married Jon Randall, a singer/songwriter now credited with writing the 2004 Brad Paisley/Alison Krauss hit "Whiskey Lullaby"; they divorced three years later in 1999....

     recorded a country version of the song in 1997 for her Gold album Shakin' Things Up
    Shakin' Things Up
    Shakin' Things Up is a 1997 country album by Lorrie Morgan, released in 1997 on BNA Records.Billboard charting singles on Shakin' Things Up include "Go Away" at #3, "One of Those Nights Tonight" at #14, "I'm Not That Easy to Forget" at #49, and "You'd Think He'd Know Me Better" at #66...

  • Jennifer Pena
    Jennifer Peña
    Jennifer Marcella Peña , is an American Latin Pop/Tejano singer and actress who has sold over 3.5 million records internationally. Peña is the third and youngest daughter of Jaime and Mary Peña with other siblings Janet and Jackie...

     recorded a Spanish version on her album, "Jennifer y los Jetz" entitled "Cuando Despierte Mañana" in 1997.
  • Shawn Colvin
    Shawn Colvin
    Shawn Colvin is an American singer-songwriter and musician.-Childhood and early career:Colvin was born in Vermillion, South Dakota. Her formative years were spent in the town of Carbondale, Illinois, where she attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She learned to play guitar at the age...

     covered the song for the closing credits of the series finale of The Larry Sanders Show
    The Larry Sanders Show
    The Larry Sanders Show is a satirical television sitcom that aired from August 1992 to May 1998 on the HBO cable television network in the United States. It starred stand-up comedian Garry Shandling as vain, neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders, and centered on the running of his TV show, and the...

    in 1998
    1998 in music
    This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1998.-Events:*January 28 – "Weird Al" Yankovic gets LASIK surgery to cure his myopia...

  • Minnie Driver
    Minnie Driver
    Minnie Driver is an English actress and singer-songwriter. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, as well as for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for her work in the television series The Riches.- Early life...

    's character sings the song in the film Beautiful.
  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is a punk rock supergroup and cover band that formed in 1995. The Gimmes work exclusively as a cover band. The band is named after a children's book of the same name by Gerald G. Jampolsky and Diane V. Cirincione...

     remade the song on their 2001
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     album Blow in the Wind.
  • Mest
    Mest was a pop punk band from Blue Island, Illinois. The band's lineup, prior to their breakup in 2006, consisted of vocalist and guitarist Tony Lovato, guitarist Jeremiah Rangel, bassist Matt Lovato, and drummer Nick Gigler...

     uses the hook in the refrain of their song "Reason" on Destination Unknown released in 2001.
  • Amy Winehouse
    Amy Winehouse
    Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer-songwriter known for her powerful deep contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres including R&B, soul and jazz. Winehouse's 2003 debut album, Frank, was critically successful in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize...

     recorded it for the 2004 film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
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    , slowing down the tempo and using a jazz arrangement. Included in 2011 posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures
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  • Lauryn Hill
    Lauryn Hill
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     performed a version during her 2006 tour. The versions have not been officially released.
  • John Frusciante
    John Frusciante
    John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, record and film producer. He is best known as the former lead guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he had been for a number of years and recorded five studio albums...

     of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
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     frequently played a live version of the song featuring only guitar and vocals during the band's 2006-07 Stadium Arcadium
    Stadium Arcadium
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  • Joni Mitchell
    Joni Mitchell
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     references this song in her song "Chinese Café/Unchained Melody" with the line "You give your love so sweetly".
  • The French Kicks recorded a version on their 2009 EP Covers.
  • Lykke Li
    Lykke Li
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     recorded a version in July 2009.
  • The Like
    The Like
    The Like is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California. The current members are Elizabeth "Z" Berg , Tennessee Thomas , Laena Geronimo , and Annie Monroe...

    , an all-girl alternative band, covered the song in 2010.
  • American Idol (season 10)
    American Idol (season 10)
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    contestant James Durbin
    James Durbin (singer)
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     performed the song during Carole King
    Carole King
    Carole King is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. As a singer, King had an album, Tapestry, top the U.S...

     week in April 2011.
  • U2 performed the song in Winnipeg at their 360 concert on May 29, 2011, and in Miami, FL at their 360 concert on June 29, 2011.
  • Sweet Talk Radio performs a version that was played in the Haven
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     episode Audrey Parker's Day Off
    Audrey Parker's Day Off
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    on August 19, 2011.
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