1974: When Will I See You Again By The Three Degrees

Composed by Kenneth Gamble and Leon A Huff. Recorded by American soul Group The Three Degrees. Every sentence in the song is a question, heightening the overall effect and emotion. The group performed the song at Prince Charles’ 30th birthday party at Buckingham Palace in London, UK in 1978. Said Sheila Ferguson of The Three Degrees about When Will I See You Again “The song was played to me by Kenny Gamble at the piano in 1973 and I threw a tantrum. I screamed and yelled and said I would never sing it. I thought it was ridiculously insulting to be given such a simple song and that it took no talent to sing it. We did do it and several million copies later, I realised that he knew more than me”. Genres: R&B, Soul.

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Chart History (1974 – 1975)Peak Position
Australia2
Belgium2
Canada Adult Contemporary Chart1
Canada Top 100 Singles Chart5
Germany (West)27
Ireland2
Netherlands3
South Africa2
United Kingdom1
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart1
USA Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart2
USA R&B / Hip-Hop Singles Chart4
USA Cash Box Top 100 Singles Chart1
Year-End Chart (1974)Final Position
Canada61
Netherlands37
South Africa19
Year-End Chart (1975)Final Position
USA Billboard Hot 100 Chart75
USA Cash Box Top 100 Singles Chart93