One Shot (JLS song)

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"One Shot"
Single by JLS
from the album JLS
B-side "Mary"
Released 21 February 2010
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop, R&B, dance
Length 3:47
Label Epic
Writer(s) Carsten Schack, Kenneth Karlin, Michael Warren, Brandon White, Sean Hurley
Producer(s) Soulshock & Karlin
JLS singles chronology
"Everybody in Love"
"One Shot"
"The Club Is Alive"
Alternative cover
CD2 Cover

"One Shot" is a song by English boy band JLS. It was written by Soulshock & Karlin, Michael Warren, Brandon White, and Sean Hurley. It was released as their third and final single from their self-titled debut album on 21 February 2010. The song reached the A-List on BBC Radio 1's playlist, and reached number six in the United Kingdom, where it has so far sold 302,493 copies.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Digital Spy awarded the song 3 stars and said: "It's essentially a classic boyband ballad given some trendy, rave-tinged production - lyrics to please Louis Walsh, synth sounds to satisfy the Kiss FM playlist team. Decent enough then, but as with most of their album, it does make you wonder how far JLS might go with some really good tunes?"[2] Fraser McAlpine of BBC Chart blog gave the song a positive review stating "You've got to love a song with two tempos. I mean most songs have just the one. They begin, tick away the minutes, sometimes stopping, sometimes starting up again, but they really don't ever tend to deviate from their one central pulse. But this has got TWO. TWO! The opening verse is wafty and slow, Aston calmly explaining that he's got his eye on a special someone and he's trying to screw his courage up into a little ball so that he can go and ask her out. Then there's some ravey synth action, which is whizzy and fast and we're into the chorus, which is - and this is where the genius lies - BOTH OF THESE THINGS AT THE SAME TIME!"[3]


On 17 December 2009, JLS performed the song on Alan Carr: Chatty Man, as well as So You Think You Can Dance on 23 January 2010. They performed the track on 10 February, on GMTV with Lorraine, before giving an interview. The single was also performed at Let's Dance for Sport Relief, The Album Chart Show, and the The National Lottery Draws.

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered on 16 January 2010.

Track listing[edit]

CD1 (88697634512)
  1. "One Shot" (Radio Version #1) – 3:38
  2. "Mary" – 3:05
CD2 (88697658892)
  1. "One Shot" (Radio Version #2) – 3:18
  2. "One Shot" (Kardinal Beats Radio Edit) – 3.42
  3. "One Shot" (Kardinal Beats Remix feat. Mr Damz) – 3.55
  4. "One Shot" (Bimbo Jones Remix) – 6.49
  5. "One Shot" (Nu Addiction Remix) – 7:17

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[4] 21
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 11
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[6] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 6

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalogue
United Kingdom 21 February 2010 Digital download Epic Records
22 February 2010 CD1[8] 88697634512
CD2[9] 88697658892


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