One (Bee Gees song)

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Single by Bee Gees
from the album One
B-side "Flesh and Blood" (UK)
"Wing and a Prayer" (US)
Released June 1989 (UK)
July 1989 (US)
Recorded November to December 1988, Mayfair Studios, London
Genre Pop, soft rock
Length 4:55 (album)
4:15 (single edit)
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) The Bee Gees, Brian Tench
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Ordinary Lives"

"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 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]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak position
Argentina 7
Belgium 26
Brazil 8
Canada 11
Germany 37
United Kingdom[2] 71
United States 7


  • The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition, 1996
  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 30. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 51. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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Preceded by
"Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx
Billboard Adult Contemporary (chart) number-one single
September 16, 1989 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"If I Could Turn Back Time" by Cher