One Second (Yello album)

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One Second
Yello - One Second CD cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 May 1987
LabelMercury (original release)
Vertigo (2005 CD reissue)
ProducerBoris Blank
Yello chronology
1980–1985 The New Mix in One Go
One Second
Singles from One Second
  1. "Call It Love"
    Released: 2 March 1987
  2. "The Rhythm Divine"
    Released: 24 June 1987
Audio sample
"The Rhythm Divine"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

One Second is Yello's fifth original studio album, having been preceded by a 'new mix' compilation the previous year. Released in 1987, the album is noteworthy for featuring both Billy Mackenzie[2] and Shirley Bassey, the latter singing vocals on "The Rhythm Divine".

The songs "Call It Love", "Si Senor The Hairy Grill", "Moon On Ice", "Hawaiian Chance" were used on episodes of Miami Vice and the song "Santiago" used as a sample from Dunya Yunis' "Abu Zeluf". A couple of songs were also used in the 1990 film Nuns on the Run.[3]

The song "Si Senor The Hairy Grill" was used as theme song for the Fox TV show The Edge.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "La Habanera"
  2. "Moon on Ice"
  3. "Call It Love"
  4. "Le Secret Farida"
  5. "Hawaiian Chance"
  6. "The Rhythm Divine"
  7. "Santiago"
  8. "Goldrush"
  9. "Oh Yeah"
  10. "Dr. Van Steiner"
  11. "Si Senor the Hairy Grill"
  12. "L'Hôtel"

"Oh Yeah" is an addition to the US version of the album, the track is originally on the previous album, Stella. Most vinyl and cassette versions of the album also omit the final track, "L'Hôtel". On release LP830956-1 (1987), Oh Yeah is track #6 at the end of side A, L'Hôtel is missing, and the rest of the tracks are in the same order.

Chart performance[edit]

Country Peak
Switzerland 4
Austria 6
Sweden 24
Australia 95
New Zealand 36
United Kingdom 48
United States 92

SinglesThe Official UK Singles Chart / Gallup (United Kingdom)

Date Single Chart Position
August 1986 "Goldrush" The Official UK Singles Chart 54
August 1987 "The Rhythm Divine" The Official UK Singles Chart 54

2005 Remastered issue[edit]

  1. "La Habanera"
  2. "Moon on Ice"
  3. "Call It Love"
  4. "Le Secret Farida"
  5. "Hawaiian Chance"
  6. "The Rhythm Divine"
  7. "Santiago"
  8. "Goldrush"
  9. "Dr. Van Steiner"
  10. "Si Senor the Hairy Grill"
  11. "L'Hôtel"
  12. "Goldrush II (12" Mix)"
  13. "The Rhythm Divine (1992 Version)"
  14. "Call It Love (12" Mix)"
  15. "Life Is a Snowball"
  16. "Tool in Rose"


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[8] Gold 25,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ One Second at AllMusic
  2. ^ See Billy MacKenzie's discography as compiled by Craig Burton and Mark Adams in Tom Doyle's biography of Billy Mackenzie: The Glamour Chase (ISBN 0747536155)
  3. ^
  4. ^ European charts
  5. ^ UK chart
  6. ^ Billboard chart
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St Ives: Australian Chart Book. p. 345. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between 1983 and June 19, 1988.
  8. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Yello; 'One Second')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.