One in Ten

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For the LGBT arts organization based in Washington, D.C., see One In Ten (organization).
"One in Ten"
One in Ten.jpg
Single by UB40
from the album Present Arms
Producer(s)Ray Falconer

"One in Ten" is a single by UB40, released in 1981 on their second album Present Arms. It reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

The song title refers to the number 9.6, being the percentage of the local workforce claiming unemployment benefit in the West Midlands in the summer of 1981 when the song was released.[2]

808 State version[edit]

In 1992, English electronic music group 808 State remixed and released "One in Ten" as a single, credited as 808 State vs. UB40. This version reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]


  1. ^ "Official UK charts - UB40". Retrieved 2013-06-13.
  2. ^ Gall, Caroline (2009-08-12). "'One in Ten - a statistic, a reminder'". BBC West Midlands News. Retrieved 2013-06-13.
  3. ^ 808 STATE | Artist | Official Charts

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