One Thing Leads to Another

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"One Thing Leads to Another"
Single by The Fixx
from the album Reach the Beach
Released 18 August 1983 (US); September 1983 (UK)
Format 7", 12" single
Genre New wave, dance-rock
Length 3:23 (remixed edited version); 3:18 (album version)
Label MCA
Writer(s) Cy Curnin, Adam Woods, Jamie West-Oram, Rupert Greenall
Producer(s) Rupert Hine
The Fixx singles chronology
"Saved by Zero"
"One Thing Leads to Another"
"The Sign of Fire"

"One Thing Leads to Another" is a song by new wave rock band The Fixx, from their album Reach the Beach. "One Thing Leads to Another" is the group's best known song, and their most successful single, peaking at No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1983. It entered the charts on August 27, 1983 at #65[1] and peaked at No. 2 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It also went to #1 in Canada in late October 1983.

Music video[edit]

The video begins at a science lab where Adam Woods is looking into a microscope observing a new dimension (the wrist shackle in the video on the wall is seen on the cover of Reach the Beach). It shows a dimension in a black tunnel with lights on top where Cy Curnin is dancing in a classy uniform. He is then in a bright tube, wearing a gray sleeveless shirt with his arms and shoulders exposed. Then, in a blue tunnel, he is running with a dog. It ends with the tunnel in a 3-dimensional angle to see throughout the tube with the band members singing the rest of the song.

Cover versions[edit]

"One Thing Leads to Another" has been covered by the following artists:

In media and popular culture[edit]

The song is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the fictional radio station Flash FM.[citation needed] It was also featured in an episode of Everybody Hates Chris and in the 2009 horror film The House of the Devil. The song is featured in the Veronica Mars episode "Ruskie Business".[6]


  1. ^ The Billboard Hot 100 Chart Listing For The Week Of Nov 05 1983
  2. ^ Track listing for Joseph Patrick Moore's Drum & Bass Society, Vol.1,
  3. ^ Sky High Original Soundtrack,
  4. ^ The Fixx: An Electronic Tribute,
  5. ^ Modell, Josh (10 November 2015). "Here We Go Magic covers The Fixx". The A.V. Club. Onion, Inc. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Music Of Veronica Mars: Episode 1-15: "Ruskie Business"". Mars Investigations: The (In)Complete Guide to Veronica Mars. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 

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