Songs I Turned Up: Rosie & The Originals – Our Day Will Come

Posted on September 15, 2010 by

The song opens with the flourishing Hammond organ and the promise of a great future. “Our will come / And we’ll have everything / We’ll share the joy / Falling in love can bring.” It was 1963, and the tumultuous sixties were still young. The song rings of hope and happiness. To me, the song doesn’t only reflect the newness of young love, but an overall feeling of optimism.

This was also a time where there was an influx of Brazilian music. It had its affects on pop music. In ’63, Presley covered Tippie & The Clovers’ “Bossa Nova Baby” and Eydie Gorme recorded “Blame It On The Bossa Nova.” “Our Day will Come” had its bossa rhythm happening.

I heard the song on a 60s -70s soul station and it stood out. I wouldn’t say it sounded out of place, but it is remarkably different from “Cry Baby” by Garnett Mimms, or Ray Charles’ “Take These Chains From My Heart,” two other examples of soul songs from 1963.

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