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One" is a song written by Harry Nilsson and made famous by Three Dog Night whose cover in 1969 reached #5 on the . Billboard Hot 100 The song is known for its [1 ] opening line "One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do". Nilsson wrote the song after calling someone and getting a busy signal. He stayed on the line listening to the "beep, beep, beep, beep..." tone, writing the song. The busy signal became the opening notes of the song.
Al Kooper released the song on his debut album . In 1969, the song was covered by Australian pop singer I Stand Alone Johnny Farnham, reaching #4 on the National Top 40 Chart. Go-Set [2 ]
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Mike Melvoin released an instrumental cover of "One" on his 1970 album The Plastic Cow Goes Moooooog.
The New Seekers released a version on the 1971 album . Beautiful People In 1992, it was covered by the band
Chainsaw Kittens on the single for the song "High in High School". The song was covered by
Aimee Mann for the 1995 Nilsson tribute album . Mann's version also appears in the 1999 film For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson and on the film's Magnolia soundtrack. In 1995, the song was sung briefly on
at the Warsaw Pub between both Carey and his boss, Mr. Bell, in the first season episode "Nature Abhors a Vacuum". The Drew Carey Show The song was also covered by the rock band
Filter for the soundtrack to the 1998 film . The X-Files: Fight the Future
Dokken covered the song on their 1999 album . Erase the Slate
The Beta Band closed their 2001 album with "Won", a hip-hop track built around extensive samples of Nilsson's song. Hot Shots II The song was sung by Nathan Lane and was featured on the soundtrack
Stuart Little 2 In 2013, Tracii Guns' League of Gentlemen covered "One" on the album
Mastodon recorded a cover of the song for the trailer. Army of Two
Electric Six covered the song on their cover album Mimicry and Memories (2015) [3 ] In 2014, the Three Dog Night cover of the song appeared in the teaser trailer for Season 5 of the American crime drama Boardwalk Empire.
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References [ edit ]
^ Three Dog Night, "One" Chart Position Retrieved February 18, 2015
^ Nimmervoll, Ed (13 September 1969). "National Top 40". . Waverley Press Go-Set . Retrieved . 16 May 2014
^ "Final track listing for Mimicry and Memories" . Retrieved . 29 March 2015