"One on One" is a song performed by American musical duo Hall & Oates. Written by member Daryl Hall, the song was released as the second single from their eleventh studio album H2O on January 29, 1983. Backed by minimalistic, synthesizer-based production, the song's lyrics incorporate various sports metaphors to describe seduction. Daryl Hall performs lead vocals, while John Oates provides backing harmony vocals.
The single was released to generally positive reception from music critics, who complimented its production and Hall's lead vocals. It peaked at number seven on the United States Billboard Hot 100, becoming one of three top ten singles from H2O. The song's music video. directed by Mick Haggerty and C.D. Taylor, primarily depicts Hall walking around a city street singing the song, interspersed with shots of him performing on a stage with Oates. Robert Christgau of The Village Voice named it the eighth-best video of the year in his ballot for the annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll. "One on One" has been covered and sampled by various artists and was notably used in several commercials for the National Basketball Association.
The song's popularity, along with its inherent basketball references, led to it being notably used in several National Basketball Association (NBA) commercials in the mid-1980s. One such commercial featured Los Angeles Lakers small forward James Worthy performing a 360-degree spin move in slow motion during the song's sax solo.