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(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free / One

"(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.

"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free / One" is a cover song of Billy Taylor's "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" and U2's One.

Track listing and formats

# Title Length
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)

Chart performance

After the release of "(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free / One" in Portugal, it reached to #3 in the Portugal Singles Chart in November 2001 and stayed in the charts for 19 weeks. The single also reached to #28 in the 2002 Year-End Charts.

"(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.

"(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free / One" reached to #16 in Spain and #85 in the Netherlands and stayed in the charts for 14 and 8 weeks respectively.

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.

Charts

Chart (2001/2002) Peak
position
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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