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Will You

"Will You?"
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single by Hazel O'Connor
from the album Breaking Glass
Released 1981
Recorded 1980 at Good Earth Studios, London
Length 4:49
Label A&M Records
Songwriter(s) Hazel O'Connor
Wesley Magoogan
Producer Tony Visconti
Singles chronology
D-Days
(1981)
Will You?
(1981)
(Cover Plus) We're All Grown Up
(1981)

"Will You?" is a song by British singer-songwriter Hazel O'Connor, released as the fourth single from her debut album, the soundtrack to the film Breaking Glass.

It was a top ten hit in both the UK and Ireland, and was certified silver in the UK for shipments of 250,000 copies.

Background

"Will You?" was the only track in Breaking Glass that was not written specifically for the film: in her 1981 autobiography Uncovered Plus, O'Connor stated that the song had been written some time before that.

The song is noted for its lengthy improvised saxophone solo, played by Wesley Magoogan. While touring the UK in November and December 1980 in support of her album, O'Connor was supported by the then-unknown Duran Duran, and in his autobiography the band's John Taylor stated that "Will You?" was "the highlight" of O'Connor's set, and called Magoogan's solo "the emotional peak of the show".

Although the original release of "Will You?" was credited solely to O'Connor, Magoogan later won a court case to have his contribution to the song recognised, and is now credited as co-writer.

Charts

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Ireland 7
UK Singles 8


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