"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free / One" is a song by The Lighthouse Family, released as their first single from their third album, Whatever Gets You Through the Day, released in 2001. The song was originally written by Billy Taylor, with lyrics by Dick Dallas. Best known for its 1967 version by Nina Simone, and as the instrumental theme (performed by the Billy Taylor Trio) to the BBC TV show Film Night, this version was produced by Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby. It was their first single release in nearly three years and was released in November 2001 and reached the top 10 in Portugal, the United Kingdom and Germany; the top 20 in Austria and Spain; the top 30 in Switzerland; and the top 50 in the United World Chart.
|UK CD single|
|1.||"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free / One" (single version)||4:26|
|2.||"You're A Star"||4:35|
|3.||"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free/One" (Phats & Small vocal mix)||7:34|
|4.||"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free/One)" (music video)|
"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free / One" was also successful in the UK where it reached to #6 in the UK Singles Chart in November 2001 and stayed in the charts for 9 weeks.
In Germany, "(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free / One" reached to #10 in December 2001 and stayed in the charts for 13 weeks. (I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free / One also reached to #14 in Austria and stayed in the charts for 13 weeks.
In Switzerland, "(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free / One" reached to #26 in January 2002 and stayed in the charts for 14 weeks and also reached to #75 in the 2002 Year-End Charts.
"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free / One" also had success in the United World Chart and reached to #48.
|Austria Singles Chart||14|
|Dutch Singles Chart||85|
|German Singles Chart||10|
|Portugal Singles Chart||3|
|Spain Singles Chart||16|
|Switzerland Singles Chart||26|
|UK Singles Chart||6|
|United World Chart||48|
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