Only You (112 song)

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"Only You"
Only You.jpg
Single by 112 featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
from the album 112
Released June 27, 1996 (1996-06-27)
Format Cassette, CD, Vinyl
Genre R&B, hip hop soul
Length 4:18 (original)
4:50 (remix) (featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Ma$e
Songwriter(s) Sean Combs, Steven Jordan, Christopher Wallace, Mason Betha, D.J. Rogers, Jr., Marvin Scandrick, Michael Keith, Daron Jones, Quinnes Parker, Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch
Producer(s) Steven "Stevie J" Jordan for The Hitmen
112 singles chronology
"Only You"
"Come See Me"

"Only You"
"Come See Me"
The Notorious B.I.G. singles chronology
"This Time Around"
(1995) This Time Around1995
"Only You"
(1996) Only You1996
"You Can't Stop the Reign"
(1996) You Can't Stop the Reign1996

"Only You" is the debut single from R&B group 112. It is the lead single from their self-titled debut album. Both the original and the remix were released as singles. Q, Slim, and Mike share lead vocals on both versions of the song. The original features The Notorious B.I.G., and the remix features both B.I.G. and Mase, and contains a bass sample of "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll" by Vaughan Mason & Crew, while the original contains a sample riff of "I Get Lifted" by George McCrae.

The song reached number one on two of Billboard Magazine's charts: Hot Dance Singles Sales and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.[1][2] The song made its debut at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 27, 1996 spending 39 weeks total on the chart.

The song was performed when the band guest-starred in two episodes of the UPN Sitcom Moesha.

Music video[edit]

The video was shot in the heart of Time Square. The video features 112, Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy & latest Bad Boy signee at the time Mase rapping in front of a crowd. Cameos are made by Stevie J and Keisha from Total.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 53
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 43
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 13
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 34


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 1,000,000[9]

*sales figures based on certification alone


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  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  4. ^ " – 112 – Only You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "112 Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "112 Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  8. ^ "American single certifications – 112 – Only You". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 7, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  9. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1996". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 109 (3): 61. January 18, 1997. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 7, 2015.