The One That You Love

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"The One That You Love"
Single by Air Supply
from the album The One That You Love
Released 1981
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:17
Label Arista
Writer(s) Graham Russell
Producer(s) Harry Maslin
Air Supply singles chronology
"Every Woman in the World"
"The One That You Love"
"Here I Am"

"The One That You Love" is a popular song written by Graham Russell and sung by Australian soft rock band Air Supply that reached number one in the United States in 1981. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart on July 25, 1981, and remained there for one week, becoming the band's only number one hit. It is also number one in Canada knocking out Stars On Medley as number one for one week, The One That You Love is number one in Canada for five weeks.[1]

"The One That You Love" also peaked at number two for five weeks on the Adult Contemporary chart.[2]


Chart (1981) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 2
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 2



  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (1992). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits - revised & enlarged. New York: Billboard Books. p. 545. ISBN 0-8230-8298-9. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 17. 
  3. ^ "Air Supply Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Air Supply.
  4. ^ "Air Supply Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Air Supply.
  5. ^ "Air Supply Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Air Supply.

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Preceded by
"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
July 25, 1981
Succeeded by
"Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield