One Touch is the debut studio album by English girl groupSugababes. It was released by London Records in the UK on 27 November 2000, and the following month in most other European territories. The trio worked with producer Cameron McVey on the majority of the album, which produced four Top 40 hits, including the hit "Overload", and "Run for Cover".
Despite peaking at number 26 on the UK Albums Chart and being certified Gold by the BPI, and faring even better in German-speaking Europe, where it reached the top ten in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, the sales of One Touch did not meet the record company's expectations, and the group were eventually dropped in Autumn 2001, making it their only release with the label. In addition, it became the only album featuring the group's original line-up. Siobhán Donaghy left the group in 2001. She initially stated that she wanted to pursue a fashion career, but was eventually diagnosed with clinical depression amid reports of in-fighting between the Sugababes members.
In a March 2009 interview with Ponystep, former Sugababe Mutya Buena revealed that she thinks One Touch is the band's best work and that she still listens to it. Donaghy has also stated in a separate interview that the album had been "ahead of its time". In 2011 the original members who released One Touch formed under the new name Mutya Keisha Siobhan.
The album received rave reviews, with critics applauding the girls, who were all only 15/16 years old at the time, for writing and singing songs that were considered to be unusually mature for their age. AllMusic complimented the album and rewarded it with a favourable 3.5/5 stars. The guardian gave it 4/5 stars and yahoo music gave it 9/10.
On 9 December 2000, One Touch debuted at number 77 in the United Kingdom with sales of 5,510 copies. After numerous weeks of fluctuating on the chart, the album made its final chart appearance on 17 February 2001 at number 76. Two months later, the album re-entered the chart at number 71, and reached its peak position of number 26 two weeks later.One Touch was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry, denoting shipments of 100,000 copies of the album. By October 2007, the album had sold approximately 220,000 copies in the UK alone. The album peaked at number 55 in Ireland.
One Touch debuted at number nine in Austria, and peaked at number six the following week for two consecutive weeks. The album managed to remain in the chart for 16 weeks. In Germany, the album peaked at number seven, and spent 19 weeks in the chart.One Touch peaked at number eight for two weeks in Switzerland, where it spent 17 weeks on the chart. In Australia, One Touch debuted at number 86 on 6 August 2001. The album re-entered the chart at number 63 two weeks later, where it peaked. The album achieved more success in New Zealand, where it debuted at number 31 on 19 August 2001, and peaked at number 16 the following week.
The album's first official single, titled "Overload", was released on 11 September 2000, in the UK. The song, produced by Cameron McVey, became the Sugababes' first top ten single in the United Kingdom, peaking at number six. The album also spawned three more top 30 singles: "New Year", "Run for Cover" and "Soul Sound", which peaked at number 12, 13 and 30 respectively. "Run for Cover" also proved to have relative success across Europe, but did not challenge that of "Overload".
On 30 July 2001, Sugababes re-released the album with one bonus track, "Don't Wanna Wait". The song was produced by album producers Don-E and Ron Tom. "Don't Wanna Wait" was previously released as a Japanese bonus track shortly after the standard edition was released in the UK on 27 November 2000.