The One and Only (Gladys Knight & the Pips album)

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The One and Only
Gladys-pips The One and Only.jpg
Studio album by Gladys Knight & the Pips
Released August 1978
Recorded 1977-1978
Genre Soul
Length 40:23
Label Buddah
Producer Michael Masser, Van McCoy, Charles Kipps, Tony Camillo, Richie Wise, Rina Sinakin, Bruce Hawes, Gladys Knight & the Pips
Gladys Knight & the Pips chronology
Still Together
(1977)Still Together1977
The One and Only
About Love
(1980)About Love1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

The One and Only is a studio album recorded by the American R&B group Gladys Knight & the Pips, released in August 1978 on the Buddah label. It was their eighth and final album recorded for Buddah.

The first single, "Sorry Doesn't Make It Right", was released in late 1977 and peaked at #24 on the R&B singles chart. Three more singles were released, including the title song, "The One and Only", "Come Back and Finished What You Started" and "It's a Better Than Good Time". They only achieved moderate success on the charts, with "It's a Better Than Good Time" reaching #16 on the R&B chart and "Come Back and Finish What You Started" peaking at #15 on the UK Singles Chart. None of the singles made the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right" Michael Masser, Pam Sawyer 4:12
2. "Come Back and Finish What You Started" Van McCoy, Joe Cobb 3:29
3. "All the Time" Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer 4:36
4. "It's a Better Than Good Time" Tony Macaulay 5:58
5. "Butterfly" Tiny Barge 4:24
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "The One and Only" Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Paul Williams 3:00
7. "Saved by the Grace of Your Love" William B. Smith, David Palmer 2:54
8. "Don't Say No to Me Tonight" Dick & Don Addrisi 3:35
9. "Be Yourself" Van McCoy 3:58
10. "What If I Should Need You" Charles H. Kipps, Jr. 4:17


Chart (1978) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 145
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 30
Year Single Chart positions[2]
1977 "Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right" 24
1978 "The One and Only" 40 32
"Come Back and Finish What You Started" 15
"It's a Better Than Good Time" 16 59


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. The One and Only review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ a b "US Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ "UK Charts > Gladys Knight & the Pips". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 

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