"Yes I Will", also known as "I'll Be True to You", is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Russ Titelman. The song was first recorded in 1964 by British Beat group The Hollies who released it as a single in January 1965 where it peaked at number 9 in the United Kingdom.[2] Two versions of this song were released by the Hollies. An alternate take with prominent acoustic guitars and a different intro was included on the band's 1968 Greatest Hits album in the UK. This is often described as an "erroneous" version because it does not reflect what was heard on the single.

"Yes I Will"
The Hollies - Yes I Will (Sweden).jpg
Cover of Swedish Single
Single by The Hollies
B-side"Nobody" (L. Ransford)
ReleasedUK: 22 Jan 1965
Format7" single
Recorded15 December 1964 (Alternate Version)
3 January 1965 (Single Version)
Abbey Road Studios[1]
GenrePop rock
Length2:57
LabelUK: Parlophone R5232
US: Imperial 66099
Songwriter(s)Gerry Goffin
Russ Titelman
Producer(s)Ron Richards
The Hollies singles chronology
"We're Through"
(1964)
"Yes I Will"
(1965)
"I'm Alive"
(1965)

Cover versionsEdit

A version of the song titled "I'll Be True to You" was recorded by The Monkees and included on their 1966 self-titled debut album. Australian group The Twilights also recorded a version on their eponymous 1966 album.

ChartsEdit

Chart (1965) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The 30th Anniversary Collection (CD). The Hollies. EMI Records. 1993. D 202205.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ The Hollies discography - "Yes I Will"/"Nobody" hollies.co.uk. Retrieved December 13, 2010.
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.

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