Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody

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Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody

Whattimeisit album.jpg
from the album What Time Is It?
Song details
Performer: The Time
First Released: 25 August 1982 - What Time Is It? album
Album(s): What Time Is It?
Writer(s): Prince (as Jamie Starr, credited to The Time)
Producer(s): Prince (as The Starr Company) (credited to Morris Day and The Starr Company)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody is the third track on The Time's second album What Time Is It? In 1983, it was included as the b-side of The Walk, the album's third and final single. The song was written by Prince, although the song is officially credited to The Time. It was produced by Prince (as The Starr Company), but was credited to Morris Day and The Starr Company.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in May-June 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced 777-9311, I Don't Wanna Leave You, and several other tracks that were released over the next several years). The reason for the condensed title is unknown, but likely due to the intentionally rushed nature of the vocal delivery.

Although Prince has never performed the song live, John Blackwell regularly triggered a sample from the song's ending of the chant "We don't like new wave" during his drum solo on Take Me With U during the Musicology Live 2004ever tour.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
May-June 1982 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Morris Day - vocals
  • Prince - background vocals and all instruments (uncredited)
  • Jellybean Johnson - credited for drums and percussion, but did not appear
  • Terry Lewis - credited for bass guitar and vocals, but did not appear
  • Jesse Johnson - credited for guitar and vocals, but did not appear
  • Jimmy Jam - credited for keyboards and vocals, but did not appear
  • Monte Moir - credited for keyboards and vocals, but did not appear

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody 2:27 What Time Is It?

The Walk single

Studio



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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