One Voice (Barry Manilow album)

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One Voice
Studio album by Barry Manilow
Released September 25, 1979 (Original release)
November 10, 1998
Genre Pop, easy listening
Length 40:59 (Original release)
43:58 (1998 Re-release)
Label Arista
Producer Barry Manilow, Ron Dante
Barry Manilow chronology
Greatest Hits
(1978)
One Voice
(1979)
Barry
(1980)

One Voice is the sixth studio album by singer/songwriter Barry Manilow, released in 1979. It was recorded at United Western Studios and Allen Zentz Recording in Hollywood. The album was a signature of a minor decline in Manilow's success. It reached 2x platinum, not 3x platinum, as his past six albums did. The album only contained one top ten hit, "Ships", which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The title track was featured in a lengthy segment in the British comedy show Only Fools and Horses, where the show's central character Del Boy starts singing the song outside a block of flats late at night after he's been drinking, starting a riot.

The song "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?" was sampled in the song "Superheroes" by Daft Punk in the album Discovery.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

Music and lyrics written by Barry Manilow, except where noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "One Voice" - 3:01
  2. "(Why Don't We Try) A Slow Dance" (Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman) - 4:16
  3. "Rain" (Lyrics by Adrienne Anderson) - 4:48
  4. "Ships" (Ian Hunter) - 4:06
  5. "You Could Show Me" (Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman) - 1:45
  6. "I Don't Want to Walk Without You" (Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Frank Loesser) - 3:54

Side two[edit]

  1. "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?" (Lyrics by Marty Panzer) - 4:36
  2. "Where Are They Now" (Music by Richard Kerr, Lyrics by John Bettis) - 3:59
  3. "Bobbie Lee (What's the Difference, I Gotta Live)" (Lyrics by Enoch Anderson) - 3:32
  4. "When I Wanted You" (Gino Cunico) - 3:31
  5. "Sunday Father" (Lyrics by Enoch Anderson) - 2:51

CD Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "They Gave In to the Blues" (non-LP B-side of "Ships") (Included on 1998 and 2006 remasters) - 2:59
  2. "Learning to Live Without You" (Included on 2006 remaster) - 3:46
  3. "Where I Want to Be" (Included on 2006 remaster) - 2:57
  4. "I Let Myself Believe" (Included on 2006 remaster) - 3:38