One Love (Blue album)

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One Love
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Studio album by Blue
Released 4 November 2002
Recorded 2002;
Los Angeles, United States
London, United Kingdom
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 53:41
Label Virgin, Innocent
Producer Stargate, Cutfather & Joe, Rob Davis, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes, True North, Supa'Flyas, Mark Hall, Conner Reeves, Copenhaniacs, John Themis, Hugh Goldsmith (exec.)
Blue chronology
All Rise
(2001)All Rise2001
One Love
(2002)
Guilty
(2003)Guilty2003
Singles from One Love
  1. "One Love"
    Released: 21 October 2002
  2. "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word"
    Released: 9 December 2002
  3. "U Make Me Wanna"
    Released: 17 March 2003
  4. "Supersexual"
    Released: 11 May 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment.ie3/5 stars[2]

One Love is the second studio album by English boy band Blue, released on 4 November 2002 in the United Kingdom and on 21 October 2003 in the United States. The album peaked at number one on the UK Albums Chart, where it stayed for one week. On 20 December 2003 it was certified 4× Platinum in the UK. Collectively, the album and singles have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.[3]

Three singles were released from the album: "One Love", which peaked at number three, "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word", featuring Elton John, which peaked at number one, and "U Make Me Wanna", which peaked at number four.

Singles[edit]

  • "One Love" — The debut single, released in October 2002. The single peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 36 on the Australian Top 40, at No. 5 in New Zealand and No. 4 in Ireland. The song has received a Silver sales status certification for sales of over 200,000 copies in the UK.
  • "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" — The second single, released in December 2002, featuring guest vocals from Elton John. The song is a cover version of Elton's number one hit. The single peaked at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 43 on the Australian Top 100, No. 5 in New Zealand and No. 3 in Ireland. The song has received a Gold sales status certification for sales of over 500,000 copies in the UK.
  • "U Make Me Wanna" — The third single, released in March 2003. The single peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was produced by multi-platinum producers StarGate & co-written by Steve Robson, John McLaughlin and Tom Wilkins. The song has sales of over 100,000 copies in the UK.
  • "Supersexual" — Released as a single exclusively in Spain and South America in May 2003. The single peaked at No. 3 on the Spanish Singles Chart, becoming one of Blue's most successful singles in the region. A music video was recorded, featuring footage from the group's One Love tour.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."One Love"Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir RustanStargate3:25
2."Riders"Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir RustanStargate3:45
3."Flexin'"David Dawood, Simon Webbe, Joe Belmaati, Mich HansenCutfather & Joe4:02
4."Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (featuring Elton John)Elton John, Bernie TaupinStargate3:41
5."She Told Me"Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir RustanStargate4:01
6."Right Here Waiting"Rob Davis, Martin Harrington, Ash HowesRob Davis, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes3:33
7."U Make Me Wanna"John McLaughlin, Harry Wilkins, Steve RobsonStargate3:47
8."Ain't Got You"Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Hallgeir RustanStargate4:33
9."Supersexual"Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa, Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Tim WoodcockTrue North3:40
10."Don't Treat Me Like a Fool"Angie Stone, Terry BrittenCutfather & Joe3:53
11."Get Down"Rob Davis, Duncan JamesRob Davis4:10
12."Privacy"Rasmus Bille Bahncke, René Tromborg, Remee, Ali Tennant, Simon Webbe, Antony CostaSupa'Flyas4:00
13."Without You"Lee Ryan, Mark Hall, Conner ReevesMark Hall, Conner Reeves3:27
14."Invitation"Multiman, Jens Lomholt, Philip Dencker, Simon Webbe, Ali TennantCopenhaniacs3:33
15."Like a Friend"John Themis, Antony Costa, Ali TennantJohn Themis4:15
  • The Japanese Deluxe Edition comes with a bonus DVD of the One Love Live Tour.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[24] Gold 25,000^
Germany (BVMI)[25] Gold 150,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[26] 3× Platinum 45,000^
Italy (FIMI)[27] Gold 50,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[28] Platinum 250,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[29] Gold 40,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[30] Gold 7,500^
South Korea (RIAK)[32] 2x Platinum 28,640[33]
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[34] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[35] 4× Platinum 1,200,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[36] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*

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

References[edit]

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