One on One (Cheap Trick album)

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One on One
Studio album by Cheap Trick
Released April 30, 1982 (1982-04-30)
Recorded 1981–1982
Genre Rock
Length 34:27
Label Epic
Producer Roy Thomas Baker
Cheap Trick chronology
All Shook Up
(1980)
One on One
(1982)
Next Position Please
(1983)

One on One is Cheap Trick's sixth studio album, and seventh release in general. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker, it was released in 1982 via Epic Records and was the first Cheap Trick album to feature their new bassist Jon Brant.

Background[edit]

Nearly two years after their last LP All Shook Up, Cheap Trick released an album full of brash, simple rockers. After original bassist Tom Petersson left the group in 1980, he was replaced by Pete Comita. Comita left the group in the early recording stages of One on One and was replaced by Jon Brant. Though this was the first album to feature Brant, most of it was recorded without him. Guitarist Rick Nielsen played bass on all but three tracks ("Saturday at Midnight", "If You Want My Love" and "She's Tight"). Brant's face is partially obscured on the front cover. The song "If You Want My Love" is one of Nielsen's favorite songs he has recorded with the group.

Physical copies of the album were out of print for several years (with the exception of Japan), but as of April 6, 2010 it has been reissued along with the following album Next Position Please on one CD.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rick Nielsen, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "I Want You" – 3:02
  2. "One on One" – 3:05
  3. "If You Want My Love" – 3:36
  4. "Oo La La La" (Nielsen, Robin Zander) – 3:14
  5. "Lookin' Out for Number One" – 3:44
  6. "She's Tight" – 2:58
  7. "Time is Runnin'" – 2:19
  8. "Saturday at Midnight" (Nielsen, Zander) – 2:58
  9. "Love's Got a Hold on Me" (Bun E. Carlos, Nielsen, Zander) – 2:35
  10. "I Want Be Man" – 3:19
  11. "Four Letter Word" (Nielsen, Zander) – 3:37

Remastered versions include an extended version of "If You Want My Love" as a bonus track.

Singles[edit]

The album yielded four singles: "If You Want My Love", "She's Tight", "I Want You" and "Saturday at Midnight." There were promotional videos made for "She's Tight" and "If You Want My Love." Both received heavy rotation on MTV.

Outtakes and Demos[edit]

  • "All I Really Want" – 2:32 (B-Side to the "She's Tight" single, also available on the Sex, America, Cheap Trick box set)
  • "Don't Make Our Love a Crime (Demo)" – 3:34 (Available on the Sex, America, Cheap Trick box set)
  • "Whatcha Gonna Do About It (Demo)" (Small Faces cover) – 2:38 (Available on the Bun E.'s Basement Bootlegs "Covers" album)
  • "If You Want My Love (Demo)" – 4:34 (Available on the "Oh Boy (Demo)"/"If You Want My Love (Demo)" promotional single)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[4] 39
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 39

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold 1992-08-11

Personnel[edit]

Cheap Trick
Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "One on One - Cheap Trick". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Cheap Trick". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Connelly, Christopher (July 8, 1982). "One On One". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "RPM Top Albums". Library and Archives of Canada. June 12, 1982. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  5. ^ "AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-11.