“Love You ’till Tuesday”.


“Love You till Tuesday”
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   Lyrics                             Video
from the album David Bowie
B-side Did You Ever Have a Dream
Released 14 July 1967
Format 7″ single
Recorded Decca Studios, London, 3 June 1967
Length 2:59
Label Deram
DM 135
Writer(s) David Bowie
Producer(s) Mike Vernon
David Bowie’s Singles
“The Laughing Gnome”
Love You till Tuesday
“Space Oddity”
Alternative cover

Love You till Tuesday is a song written and performed by David Bowie. The first version of the song, recorded in February 1967, was included on Bowie’s debut album. A second version, released as a single, was recorded on 3 June 1967 and released on 14 July 1967. The single garnered good notices from the music press but, like his earlier singles, failed to break into the British charts. It was his final new release for Deram Records. Bowie’s 1969 showpiece film Love You till Tuesday took its name from the song, which also featured over the opening credits.

The critics of Record Retailer, Record Mirror and Melody Maker all praised the single. In a column reviewing recently released singles, Bowie influence Syd Barrett told Melody Maker in May 1967, “Yeah, it’s a joke number. Jokes are good…I think people will like the bit about it being Monday, when in fact it was Tuesday. Very chirpy, but I don’t think my toes were tapping at all.”

The single version was a complete remake of the original, including a new vocal, a string arrangement by Ivor Raymonde and an excerpt of “Hearts and Flowers” from Czibulka’s Winter Marching.

A 1966 demo version recorded by Bowie has circulated on bootlegs. Bowie performed the song for the Top Gear BBC show on 18 December 1967. This version appears on the 2010 David Bowie: Deluxe Edition re-release of his first album. Bowie also recorded a German language version in 1969, entitled “Lieb’ Dich Bis Dienstag.” He also recorded “Mit mir in Deinem Traum”, a German language version of “Did You Ever Have a Dream”. Both versions have circulated on the internet as MP3 files.