I Wanna Be the Only One

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"I Wanna Be the Only One"
Eternal I Wanna Be The Only One.jpg
Single by Eternal featuring BeBe Winans
from the album Before the Rain
Released19 May 1997
Recorded1996
GenreR&B, gospel
Length4:18 (album version)
3:36 (radio edit)
LabelEMI
Songwriter(s)BeBe Winans and James "Rhett" Lawrence
Producer(s)Nigel Lowis
Eternal featuring BeBe Winans singles chronology
"Don't You Love Me"
(1997)
"I Wanna Be the Only One"
(1997)
"Angel of Mine"
(1997)
Alternative Cover
UK CD2
UK CD2

"I Wanna Be the Only One" is a song by British R&B girl group Eternal and American R&B and gospel singer BeBe Winans. It was the third single released from their album Before the Rain. Topping the UK Singles Chart, the release became the group's third collaboration with BeBe Winans, who produced 1994's "Crazy" (from Always & Forever) and 1995's "It Will Never End" (from Power of a Woman). The single became the group's 11th non-consecutive top ten entry on the UK Singles Chart. [1]

"I Wanna Be the Only One" became Eternal's biggest hit to date: it was the third most played song on British radio and the most played song on European radio by a UK act in 1997. It earned Eternal a MOBO Award and Capital FM Award for Best Single. It was also nominated for Best Single at the BRIT Awards. As of May 2017, the song has sold 650,000 copies in the UK.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

CD1

  1. "I Wanna Be the Only One" (Radio Edit) 3:36 (Horns by Gary Barnacle, Stuart Brooks and Andy Rogers)
  2. "A Friend Is a Friend" 4:10
  3. "Show Me" 4:28
  4. "Don't You Love Me" (French Remix) 3:37

CD2

  1. "I Wanna Be the Only One"
  2. "I Wanna Be the Only One" (Black Box Lelewel 'Til The End Mix)
  3. "I Wanna Be the Only One" (Paul Gotel Dark Skies Mix)
  4. "I Wanna Be the Only One" (SPS Cained Mix)
  5. "I Wanna Be the Only One" (Blacksmith "Eternal's Mix Tape")

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 10
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[7] 16
France (SNEP)[8] 6
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 14
Hungary (Mahasz)[10] 7
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[11] 27
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 3
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[16] 3
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 6
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 1
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[21] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[22] 34
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[23] 58
France (SNEP)[24] 32
Germany (Official German Charts)[25] 61
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[26] 12
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[27] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[28] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[29] 8
Chart (1998) Position
Australia (ARIA)[30] 66

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[31] Gold 35,000^
Belgium (BEA)[32] Gold 25,000*
France (SNEP)[33] Gold 250,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[34] Gold 5,000*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[35] Platinum 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[36] Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[37] Platinum 600,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/27722/eternal/
  2. ^ Copsey, Rob (25 May 2017). "Official Chart Flashback 1997: Eternal score their long-awaited Number 1". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
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  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Eternal feat. Bebe Winans – I Wanna Be The Only One" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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  9. ^ "Musicline.de – Eternal Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  10. ^ "Top 10 Hungary" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Íslenski Listinn NR. 230 Vikuna 17.7. '97 - 23.7. '97" (PDF). Dagblaðið Vísir. 18 July 1997. p. 22. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts (Search by artist: Eternal)". Irish Singles Chart. Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
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  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Eternal feat. Bebe Winans – I Wanna Be the Only One". Singles Top 100.
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  20. ^ "Eternal: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "ultratop.be - ULTRATOP BELGIAN CHARTS: jaaroverzichten 1997". Ultratop. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
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  24. ^ "Classement Singles - année 1997" (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on September 15, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  25. ^ "TOP 100 SINGLE-JAHRESCHARTS (1997)". Official German Charts. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
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  27. ^ "End of Year Charts 1997". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  28. ^ "Swiss Year End Charts 1997". Swiss Music Charts. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on February 4, 2004. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  29. ^ "Top 100 1997 - UK Music Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1998". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  31. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1998 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  32. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 1997". Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  33. ^ "French single certifications – Eternal – I Wanna Be the Only One" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  34. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Eternal – I Wanna Be the Only One". Recorded Music NZ.
  35. ^ "Norwegian single certifications – Eternal – I Wanna Be the Only One" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway.
  36. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
  37. ^ "British single certifications – Eternal – I Wanna Be the Only One". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type I Wanna Be the Only One in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.


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