You’ll see

(Written by Madonna/David Foster. Producer: Madonna/David Foster)
Released by Maverick Records in October 30, 1995

Found in:
Something to remember (1995)

Certification: None
Soundscan: 432,200 copies (06/2006)
Downloads: 15,000 (11/02/2008)  

Live performances:
Top of the Pops (1995)
The Drowned World Tour (Selected Venues-2001)

CHART RUNS:

Billboard Hot 100
Debut Date: December 9, 1995
Peak date: December 16, 1995
Final week on chart: April 20, 1996
Peak: #6
Chart run: 8-6-9-11-12-11-10-8-11-18-19-23-27-40-49-54-57-63-64-78-off (20 weeks)

Hot 100 Single Sales
Debut date: December 9, 1995
Peak date: December 16, 1995
Final week on chart: April 13, 1996
Peak: #6
Chart run:
 10-6-9-13-14-16-13-16-15-17-23-29-32-41-47-49-58-61-72-off (19 weeks)

Hot 100 Airplay
Debut date: November 4, 1995
Peak date: December 30, 1995
Final week on chart: April 13, 1996
Peak: #10
Chart run: 38-22-20-17-13-12-12-11-10-14-11-13-12-14-23-25-29-34-41-43-47-57-68-74
-off (24 weeks)

Adult Contemporary
Debut date: November 11, 1995
Peak date: January 27, 1996
Final week on chart: May 18, 1996
Peak: #5 (3 weeks)
Chart run: 28-22-15-14-11-10-10-8-7-7-7-5-5-7-5-11-11-7-8-6-8-10-11-11-13-16-17-20-off (28 weeks)

Hot Dance Music/Maxi Singles Sales
Debut date: February 3, 1996
Peak date: February 10, 1996
Final week on chart: February 24, 1996
Peak: #18
Chart run: 52-18-30-40-off (4 weeks)

Hot 100 Recurrent Singles
Debut Date: April 27, 1996
Peak Date: April 27, 1996
Final Week on Chart: May 25, 1996
Peak Position: #20
Chart run:  20-23-25-26-29-off (5 weeks)

Adult Contemporary Recurrents
Debut Date: May 25, 1996
Peak Date: June 1, 1996
Final Week on Chart: June 22, 1996
Peak Position: #5
Chart run: 8-6-7-6-5-off (5 weeks)

Top 40 Mainstream
Debut Date: November 11, 1995
Peak Date: December 9, 1995
Final Week on Chart: March 16, 1996
Peak Position: #7 (4 weeks)
Chart run: 28-20-16-13-7-7-7-8-7-10-11-10-11-14-18-22-29-34-36-off (19 weeks)

Rhythmic Top 40
Debut Date: November 11, 1995
Peak Date: December 30, 1995
Final Week on Chart: February 10, 1996
Peak Position: #20
Chart run: 34-27-28-26-25-21-22-20-27-25-26-25-38-38-off (14 weeks)

Adult Top 40
Debut Date: November 11, 1995
Peak Date: December 9, 1995
Final Week on Chart: May 4, 1996
Peak Position: #10 (3 weeks)
Chart run: 30-17-15-12-10-12-13-11-12-11-11-10-10-11-11-11-13-17-19-23-30-30-34-30-31-32-off (26 weeks)

Hot Latin Tracks (Charted as Verás)
Debut Date: December 30, 1995
Peak Date: January 20, 1996
Final Week on Chart: January 20, 1996
Peak Position: #21
Chart run: 39-39-24-21-off (4 weeks)

Latin Pop Airplay (Charted as Verás)
Debut Date: December 30, 1995
Peak Date: January 6, 1996
Final Week on Chart: January 20, 1996
Peak Position: #10
Chart run: 13-10-12-10-off (4 weeks)

UK Official Top 100 Singles
Debut date: November 4, 1995
Peak date: November 18, 1995
Sales: 305,000 copies
Sales Peak: #5
Airplay Peak: #2
Final week on chart: January 27, 1996
Chart run:
11-8-5-6-9-13-16-21-19-26-32-off  (11 weeks)

Rest of the world
Australia: #9
Austria: #5
Belgium (Flanders): #45
Belgium (Wallonia): #11
Canada: #2
Finland: #2
France: #24
Italy: #5
Netherlands: #20
New Zealand: #17
Sweden: #6
Switzerland: #8

“You’ll see” was the first single released from Madonna’s Greatest Ballad Hits compilation “Something to remember”. It is her 44th single release overall and 37th in the United States. This album was released as a way of keeping Madonna on the charts since she was going to be away for a while shooting and recording Evita. By the mid-nineties, adult contemporary like ballads ruled the charts and Madonna jumped on the bandwagon, especially after the huge success of her recent ballads like “Take a bow” and “I’ll remember”. It also helped to soften Madonna’s image to the public as a way of preparing the audiences for her next role as Evita. As a matter of fact, it’s no coincidence that for the first time, Madonna took the effort to finally record a full song in Spanish, after flirting with this language in her songs for so much time. Her look in the video resembles the Evita fashions and conservative attire, so it made perfect sense that she decided to make the video as a sequel to “Take a bow”, her first sequel ever. The spanish version, “Verás”, was included in the Latin American version of the album.

“You’ll see” was a hit of its own, going Top 5 in the UK and Top 10 in the USA (her 29th). After hitting #6 in Billboard, she became one of the very few artist to place a single on every number of the Top 10 in Billboard. The release of this single marks the start of a new era in her career, away from controversy and from her own persona for a very long time. The video for “You’ll see” only earned one nomination at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Cinematography. It has been performed on Tour by Madonna only during some venues at The Drowned World Tour in 2001.



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