The One to Sing the Blues

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"The One to Sing the Blues"
The One To Sing The Blues.jpg
Single by Motörhead
from the album 1916
B-side"Dead Man's Hand"
Released24 December 1990
GenreHeavy metal
Producer(s)Peter Solley
Motörhead singles chronology
"Ace of Spades (live)"
"The One to Sing the Blues"
Alternative cover
Shaped picture disc
Shaped picture disc

"The One to Sing the Blues" is a song by the British heavy metal band Motörhead, which Epic Records released in a number of formats; 7-inch and 12-inch singles, cassette-single, CD-single as well as a shaped picture disc.[1] It reached number 45 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] It is the opening track on the 1916 album. It was the band's first CD single.

Although its official release date is 5 January 1991, Lemmy stated it "came out a few weeks earlier — on my birthday, as a matter of fact", which is 24 December 1990 continuing to say "that's a really great song — maybe we'll put it back in the set one of these days".[3]

Single track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Lemmy, Würzel, Phil Campbell, and Phil Taylor.

7-inch single[edit]

  1. "The One to Sing the Blues" – 3:07
  2. "Dead Man's Hand" – 3:29

12-inch and CD singles[edit]

  1. "The One to Sing the Blues" – 3:07
  2. "Dead Man's Hand" – 3:29
  3. "Eagle Rock" – 3:07
  4. "Shut You Down" – 2:38



  1. ^ Burridge, Alan Illustrated Collector's Guide to Motörhead Published: 1995, Collector's Guide Publishing ISBN 0-9695736-2-6.
  2. ^ "Official Charts — The One to Sing the Blues". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  3. ^ Kilmister, Ian Fraser and Garza, Janiss White Line Fever (2002) — Simon & Schuster pp. 178-179. ISBN 0-684-85868-1.