If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time

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"If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time"
Single by R. Kelly
from the album R.
ReleasedJuly 24, 1999
FormatCD single, cassette single
Recorded1998
GenreR&B, soul
Length6:17 (album and single version)
4:56 (radio edit)
Writer(s)R. Kelly
ProducerR. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Did You Ever Think"
(1999)
"If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time"
(1999)
"I Wish"
(2000)
 
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"If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time"
Single by R. Kelly
from the album R.
ReleasedJuly 24, 1999
FormatCD single, cassette single
Recorded1998
GenreR&B, soul
Length6:17 (album and single version)
4:56 (radio edit)
Writer(s)R. Kelly
ProducerR. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Did You Ever Think"
(1999)
"If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time"
(1999)
"I Wish"
(2000)

"If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time" is a song by R. Kelly, released as the fifth single from his 1998 album, R.. The song is a sweeping ballad about a man wishing he could go back in time and repair his relationship with his girlfriend. The song was a top 10 hit on the pop charts of several countries, while in the United States it finished just outside the top 10, peaking at number 12.

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The song shows similarities to "Turn Back the Hands of Time" recorded by American R&B singer Tyrone Davis, and to the song by Otis Redding, "For Your Precious Love". The song was co-written by Jack Daniels and Bonnie Thompson "Turn Back the Hands of Time" based on the relationship problems that Daniels was having at the time.

Charts

Chart (1999)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 10012
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks5
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks24
Austrian Singles Chart2
Belgian Flanders Singles Chart1
Belgian Walonia Singles Chart1
Canada Singles Chart8
Dutch Singles Chart1
French Singles Chart2
German Singles Chart2
Italian Singles Chart20
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart39
Norwegian Singles Chart9
Swedish Singles Chart3
Swiss Singles Chart1
UK Singles Chart2

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