One Big Family

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One Big Family EP
EP by Embrace
Released July 7, 1997 (1997-07-07)
Genre Alternative rock
Label Hut Records
Embrace chronology
"Fireworks EP"
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"One Big Family EP"
"All You Good Good People EP"
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"One Big Family" (released 7 July 1997) was the second single by English band Embrace, from their debut album The Good Will Out. It narrowly missed the top 20, peaking at 21. Many people do not realise that the lead track on this EP was actually sung by guitarist Richard McNamara, rather than Embrace's usual singer, his brother Danny.

The songs "Dry Kids" and "Butter Wouldn't Melt" are featured on the B-sides compilation, Dry Kids: B-Sides 1997-2005. The B-side "Dry Kids" gave the name to the collection.

Templecloud have covered the song for use in a KFC advert.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Danny McNamara and Richard McNamara.

Main CD
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "One Big Family" Richard McNamara 4:01
2. "Dry Kids" Danny McNamara 2:45
3. "You've Only Got to Stop to Get Better" Danny McNamara 4:47
4. "Butter Wouldn't Melt" Danny McNamara 3:22


Chart (1997) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 21

Templecloud version[edit]

"One Big Family"
One Big Family Templecloud.jpg
Single by Templecloud
from the album Over It
Released 24 May 2011 (2011-05-24)
Format digital download
Genre Pop
Length 3:11
Label Polydor Records
Songwriter(s) Danny McNamara and Richard McNamara

English artist Templecloud released a cover version of the song, featuring vocals by English singer Hannah Symons. The single was released in the United Kingdom on 24 May 2011 as a digital download.[2] On 29 May 2011 the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 24.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on 24 May 2011.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "One Big Family" 3:11

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 24

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom 24 May 2011[5] Digital download Polydor Records


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