(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am

(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” is a song written by Jimmy Williams and Larry Harrison.[1] In the US, its best-known recorded version is that by Nancy Wilson, a hit single for her, in the summer of 1964.

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1964 single by Nancy Wilson
“(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am”
Single by Nancy Wilson
from the album How Glad I Am
B-side “Never Less Than Yesterday”
Released 1964
Recorded 1964
Genre Easy listening
Length 2:39
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Jimmy Williams
Larry Harrison
Nancy Wilson singles chronology
Don’t Rain on My Parade
(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am
“I Wanna Be With You”

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Wilson, who had been recording since 1960, was afforded her first pop Top 40 hit with “How Glad I Am”:

  • (Nancy Wilson quote:)“I went into the studio with the idea of recording a Top 40 kind of hit [with ‘How Glad I Am’]. Actually though I didn’t sing any differently…..It’s the material itself that did it [along with] the arrangement.”[2]

In April 1965 “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” received the Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording: Wilson was reportedly surprised by the categorization of “How Glad I Am” as R&B as she would have classed it as a pop record,[3] and the track had not been a major R&B hit peaking at No. 45 on the Cash Box R&B chart (the Billboard R&B chart was dormant throughout 1964).[4] Nancy Wilson would have one more Top 40 hit subsequent to “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am”: “Face It Girl, It’s Over”, which reached No. 29 in 1968.

×The single went to No. 11 on the Hot 100, as well as No. 2 on the Billboard Pop-Standard Singles chart.[5]

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