The One (Foo Fighters song)

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"The One"
CD single that was only released in Australia and New Zealand.[1]
Single by Foo Fighters
from the album Orange County The Soundtrack and One by One (Limited Edition Bonus DVD)
B-side "Win or Lose"
Released March 18, 2002
Format CD single
Recorded 2001
Genre Alternative rock, punk rock, hard rock
Length 2:44
Label RCA
Producer(s) Foo Fighters, Adam Kasper
Foo Fighters singles chronology
"Next Year"
(2000)
"The One"
(2002)
"All My Life"
(2002)
Alternative cover
Australian CD single variation that was imported into the UK and US.[2]

"The One" is a song by the Foo Fighters, released as a single in 2002. It appeared on the movie soundtrack album for Orange County. The retail single itself was only released in Australia and New Zealand.[3] However, it was made available by import in the US and UK, and promotional singles for radio airplay were sent out to a number of countries including Canada, the UK and the US.[3]

The song was also released as a b-side to the CD2 version of the single "All My Life" and in the Limited Edition Bonus DVD of certain copies of the One by One album. In the UK one copy each of 6 different versions of the single were released - 3"cd, cd, mini disc, cassette, 12" vinyl and 7" vinyl, they were given away as prizes. As such they have become the most highly sought after Foo Fighters collectibles.

The cover art resembles the cover art of Fame. The video for the song (directed by Jesse Peretz) is loosely based on the movie, seeing the band members attending several art courses, namely, Dave Grohl studies acting, Nate Mendel studies to be a mime, Taylor Hawkins studies violin and Chris Shiflett attempts ballet. In the video Dave tries unsuccessfully to get the attention of a classmate.

When it aired on MTV, the chorus was slightly altered. The unedited version goes, "You're not the one, but you're the only one who can make me feel like this / You're not the one, but you're the only one who can make me feel like shit!" The edited version simply repeats the first line twice so as to avoid the climactic expletive.

This song was featured on the 8th season of MTV series Making the Video.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The One"
  2. "Win or Lose" "Win or Lose" is a reworked version of an older song, "Make a Bet" (from Learn to Fly Disc 2)
  3. Enhanced section that includes "The One" music video.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 77
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 14
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[7] 20
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[8] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foo Fighters - The One at Discogs - Australian and New Zealand CD discogs.com. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  2. ^ Foo Fighters - The One at Discogs - Australian imported CD discogs.com. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Foo Fighters - The One at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Foo Fighters – The One". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Foo Fighters: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart.
  6. ^ "Foo Fighters Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for Foo Fighters.
  7. ^ "Foo Fighters Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Foo Fighters.
  8. ^ "Foo Fighters Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Foo Fighters.