The One (Gary Allan song)
|Single by Gary Allan|
|from the album Alright Guy|
|B-side||"I'm Doin' My Best"|
|Released||January 14, 2002|
|Format||CD Single, 7" 45 RPM|
|Label||MCA Nashville 172232|
|Gary Allan singles chronology|
"The One" is a song written by Karen Manno and Billy Lee, and recorded by American country music singer Gary Allan that reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was released in January 2002 as the second single from his album Alright Guy. This song also entered the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Allan's first Top 40 entry on that chart.
The song is a ballad, in which the narrator offers to wait patiently for the woman he loves to return his affection.
The music video was directed by Morgan Lawley, and released in April 2002. It was filmed on location in on a set in Los Angeles. It features Allan driving in a truck, and with his lover in various places, including a house, flea market, and street corner
Rick Cohoon of Allmusic gave the song a positive review. He called it "one of [Allan's] most romantic love ballads." He also stated that "without the vocals, the words seem a bit sappy and over-dramatic."
"The One" debuted at number 56 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of January 19, 2002.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||3|
|US Billboard Hot 100||37|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||13|
- Cohoon, Rick. "Gary Allan - "The One"". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
- "Gary Allan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Gary Allan.
- "Gary Allan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Gary Allan.
- "Best of 2002: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2002. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
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