Only One You

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"Only One You"
Single by T. G. Sheppard
from the album Finally!
B-side "We Belong in Love Tonight"
Released November 1981
Genre Country
Length 3:26
Label Warner Bros./Curb
Writer(s) Michael Garvin
Bucky Jones
Producer(s) Buddy Killen
T. G. Sheppard singles chronology
"Party Time"
"Only One You"

"Only One You" is a song written by Michael Garvin and Bucky Jones, and recorded by American country music artist T.G. Sheppard. It was released in November 1981 as the first single from the album Finally!. "Only One You" became his ninth No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in February 1982, spending one week atop the chart as part of a 13-week run within the country chart's top 40.[1]

In contrast to some of his earlier hits—including "I Loved 'Em Every One" -- "Only One You" pays tribute to monogamy and uniqueness of a single object of affection. Here, a man illustrates this uniqueness by referencing world landmarks such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Eiffel Tower, masterpieces such as da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the cities New York Town and Paris, Fifth Avenue and one Finest Hour, before telling the woman "there's only one you."


Chart (1981–1982) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[3] 20
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 68
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 313. 
  2. ^ "T.G. Sheppard – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for T.G. Sheppard.
  3. ^ "T.G. Sheppard – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for T.G. Sheppard.
  4. ^ "T.G. Sheppard – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for T.G. Sheppard.
Preceded by
"Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight"
by Eddie Rabbitt
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

February 20, 1982
Succeeded by
"Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good"
by Don Williams
Preceded by
"Lonely Nights"
by Mickey Gilley
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 27, 1982