Only Time Will Tell (4:45)

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“Only Time Will Tell” is a song by / Asia. It was the third single from their 1982 eponymous debut. Geoffrey Downes and John Wetton composed the tune. All Music Guide critic Mike DeGagne has remarked, “With three different paces, the result is a vivid blend of progressive undercurrents, multi-layered backdrops, and climbing rock instrumentation, all within AOR’s three-minute recipe.”

The song was a massive commercial success in the U.S. It became the band’s second top ten hit on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, peaking at number 8. It also peaked at number 17 on the Hot 100 pop chart. The tune had less success in the U.K., although it reached number 54 on the Top 100 Singles chart.


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  • shellbyrne


    26 Feb 7:36pm Reply

    Good song! I loved these guys back in the day...still great to listen to after all these years.

    3 Jan 6:22pm Reply
  • vaughnvhalen

    Stupendous !!!{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • joecubbie

    Progressive Hair haah

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • wb7777

    FACT -- There are no Asians in ASIA

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Philbitar

    prog rock or hair rock?

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • wb7777

    ASIA is only touring in Europe.... What up with that?

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • acclamationsun

    He says "NOW!" that is very distinct emotion. He is angry. The question is, who is this woman? That's what we all want to know. What did she do? He tries to say what happened, but he doesn't do a very good job.

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • greenvillepa

    What time is it ?

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • shavella

    This is not Asia...but this version was good.

    10 Jun 2013 Reply

    OMG! Take me back to when I was 17 yrs old! First love! etc! He was a great guy and we worked though it all till we did not~ HAAA! HAAA! I am just saying I am glad he was in my life! Live and Learn~!

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • kisslamarr


    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • MIKEH3875

    great debut album,whole thing is great indeed

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • greenvillepa


    20 Mar 2013 Reply

    One of their best songs. Love this...the whole Self-titled album is great. Classic '80's.

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • AmaNoSode


    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • keanequeen

    Amazing !!!

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • storagemusic

    now sure as the sun will cross the ski lying is over.

    27 Nov 2012 Reply
  • eduardofandrade

    The best moments my life

    25 Nov 2012 Reply

    One of their best!!! Excellent comment "DodgerKnight" it! "...I've gotta fevah, and the only prescription is more..."

    14 Nov 2012 Reply
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