|"Gone till November"|
|Single by Wyclef Jean|
|from the album The Carnival|
|Released||20 January 1998|
|Format||CD single, 12" single|
|Genre||Alternative hip hop, neo soul|
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis
|Wyclef Jean singles chronology|
"Gone till November" is the third single released from Wyclef Jean's debut solo album, The Carnival. It peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart, its highest chart position. In the US, it peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also peaked at number two on the Hot Rap Songs chart and number nine in the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
The orchestral accompaniment, which was arranged and conducted by Sonny Kompanek, was performed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
The remix of "Gone till November" features R. Kelly and Canibus, with backing vocals by Khadejia Bass, and contains interpolations of the songs "Michelle" by The Beatles, and "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club. A separate music video was also made for the remix version.
The music video is set in an airport and features a cameo appearance by Bob Dylan when Wyclef sings, "I'm knockin' on heaven's door like I'm Bob Dylan." It was filmed at Los Angeles International Airport on November 20, 1997.
Gone till November peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 and spent a total of 20 weeks on the chart. It also peaked at number 9 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In the UK, the song debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart and spent a total of 9 weeks on the chart. This became Wyclef's highest charting single on the chart. The single was eventually certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over a million copies in the United States.
The song is featured in the episode "Frank Falls Out the Window" (season 11, episode 2) of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, being sung by the main characters; two of whom later listen to Jean's version while discussing his later embezzlement charges.
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||Gold||5,000*|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||200,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,200,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone