She's the One (Hank Ballard song)

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"She's the One"
Single by The Midnighters
A-side "Annie Had a Baby"
Released 1954 (1954)
Format 7"
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length 2:13
Label Federal
Writer(s) Henry Ballard
"He's the One"
Single by Marva Whitney
from the album It's My Thing
B-side "This Girls in Love with You"
Released January 1970 (1970-01)
Format 7"
Genre Rhythm and blues, soul
Length 2:48
Label King
Producer(s) James Brown
"She's the One"
Single by James Brown
from the album Motherlode
B-side "Funky President (People It's Bad)"
Released 1988 (1988)
Format 7"
Recorded November 20, 1969, King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Genre Rhythm and blues, soul
Length 2:59
Label Urban
Producer(s) James Brown

"She's the One" is a rhythm and blues song written by Hank Ballard and first recorded by his group The Midnighters. Originally issued on Federal Records as the B-side of their #1 R&B hit "Annie Had a Baby", it received an A-side release (Federal 12205) later the same year.

Marva Whitney recorded the song, retitled "He's the One", for her James Brown-produced 1969 album It's My Thing. Her version was released as a single the following year. Brown himself recorded the song around the same time, but his version remained unreleased until 1988, when it was issued as a single in the United Kingdom and charted #45 there. It also appeared on the compilation album Motherlode, released the same year.[1]


  1. ^ White, Cliff (2003). Motherlode [CD booklet]. New York: Universal Records.