One (Bee Gees song)

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"One"
BeeGeesOnesingle.jpg
Single by Bee Gees
from the album One
B-side
  • "Flesh and Blood" (UK)
  • "Wing and a Prayer" (US)
ReleasedJune 1989 (UK)
July 1989 (US)
RecordedNovember to December 1988, Mayfair Studios, London
GenrePop
Length4:55 (album)
4:15 (single edit)
LabelWarner Bros. Records, Warner Music
Songwriter(s)Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s)The Bee Gees, Brian Tench
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Ordinary Lives"
(1989)
"One"
(1989)
"Bodyguard"
(1989)

"One" is the second international single (and lead single in the U.S.) from the Bee Gees' album, One. This was the song that returned the Bee Gees to American radio and would turn out to be their biggest US hit in the 1980s, and their last hit single to reach the US top ten. It was their first Top 10 hit since "Love You Inside Out" was #1 in June 1979. It peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 1989, and it stayed in the Top 40 for ten weeks. It also topped the American adult contemporary chart that same month, remaining at number one for two weeks.[1]

The track reached No. 71 in the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Argentina 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 38
Brazil 8
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 11
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 37
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 46
UK Singles (OCC)[7] 71
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[9] 88

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 30.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 51. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ "Bee Gees – One" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Bee Gees Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Bee Gees – One" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts.
  6. ^ "Bee Gees – One" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  7. ^ "Bee Gees: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "Bee Gees Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 51, No. 8, December 23, 1989". RPM. December 23, 1999. Archived from the original on September 7, 2017. Retrieved November 22, 2017.