Listen to Nancy Wilson’s (You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am — The End of the F***ing World

The new season of The End of the F***ing World is now available on Netflix (and yes, the title is written like that because Google, who is still living in the 1950s, blocks advertising on sites that use swear words — seriously!)

And, just like the first season, the teen drama is chock-full of superb songs.

Songs like Nancy Wilson’s ‘(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am‘, which showed up on The End of the F***ing World, Season 2, Episode 1 as Bonnie and Ray are at the petrol station, again in the middle of the show and during the end credits.

Nancy Wilson’s ‘(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am’ was originally released in the summer of 1964.

It was Wilson’s first Top 40 hit, making it to the #2 spot on the Billboard Pop-Standard Singles chart and #11 on the Hot 100 chart.

The year after its release ‘(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am‘ was given a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording.

And weirdly, when I first heard about that, I thought “Rhythm and Blues Recording”? This isn’t an R&B song.

Apparently, Nancy Wilson was just as surprised about the award as well, as she had classified it as what it is — a pop song.

I am guessing it had something to do with racism back in the 1960s, however, as all five of the nominees for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording at the time were black.

In other words, the Grammy committee likely wanted to keep African American artists away from competing with white artists where they could, so they lumped black artists into one category white artists wouldn’t be in. Shame.

Listen to Nancy Wilson’s ‘(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am‘ as featured on The End of the F***ing World Season 2 in the video below. It’s such a pretty song.

The End of the F***ing World Season 2 is now available to stream on Netflix.

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Michelle Topham