One of These Days (Marcus Hummon song)

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"One of These Days"
Tim McGraw - One of These Days single.png
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album Everywhere
ReleasedMarch 9, 1998
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Just to See You Smile"
"One of These Days"
"Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me"

"One of These Days" is a song co-written and originally recorded by the American country music singer Marcus Hummon on his 1995 album All in Good Time. It was later covered by Tim McGraw, whose version is the fourth single from his 1997 album Everywhere. It peaked at number two in the United States,[1] and number one in Canada.


This song portrays the message of self-forgiveness by explaining three separate incidents as examples.

The song's narrator first reflects on his admitted bullying of a child who was physically different from him and other children who attended the same elementary school.

The narrator secondly reflects on a relationship with a significant other in high school which he abruptly ends as a result of his senseless self-pleasure, inflicting severe emotional abuse to his significant other in the process.

The narrator finally reveals that the hurt that he caused to the people he had previously mentioned in the song eventually stemmed into a deep loathing of himself.

Track listing[]

Cassette single
A1 - One Of These Days
A2 - Just To See You Smile
B1 - One Of These Days
B2 - Just To See You Smile

Critical reception[]

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song an A grade, saying that if you are "looking to close a three act song with a dramatic resolution, 'born again' is the way to go."[2]

Music video[]

The music video for McGraw's rendition was directed and produced by Sherman Halsey, and premiered on CMT on March 23, 1998, when CMT named it a "Hot Shot". It shows McGraw singing the song in a church, as well as a mirrored room, where several McGraws are seen in the same shot. [3]

Chart positions[]

"One of These Days" debuted at number 73 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 14, 1998.

Chart (1998) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2

Year-end charts[]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 53
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 45


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006 (Second ed.). Record Research. p. 228.
  2. ^ "Retro Single Review: Tim McGraw, "One of These Days"". February 18, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Videos : Tim McGraw : One Of These Days". CMT. Archived from the original on March 25, 2010. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7912." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 22, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Archived from the original on March 15, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  7. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.

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