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
Recorded 1996
Genre R&B, hip hop soul
Length 4:18 (original)
4:50 (remix) (featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Ma$e
Label Bad Boy
Writer(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"
(1996)
"Come See Me"
(1997)
The Notorious B.I.G. singles chronology
"This Time Around"
(1995)
"Only You"
(1996)
"You Can't Stop the Reign"
(1996)

"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. 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.

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 13
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 34

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Platinum 1,000,000[7]

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]