This One (song)

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"This One"
12" UK 4-track vinyl release cover, 12R 6223, EMI Parlophone
Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Flowers in the Dirt
B-side "The First Stone"
"Good Sign" (12" only)
"I Wanna Cry", "I'm In Love Again" (CD only)
Released 17 July 1989
Format 7" single, Maxi single, Cassette single, CD single
Recorded April/July 1988
Genre Rock
Label Capitol Records (US/Canada)
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"My Brave Face"
"This One"
"Où est le Soleil?"
1989 US Capitol cassette single cover, 4JM 44438.

"This One" is a single from Paul McCartney's 1989 album, Flowers in the Dirt. The song reached number 18 on the UK singles chart.[1][2] It also reached number 8 on the Ö3 Austria Top 40 in Austria, number 31 in the Dutch Top 40 in the Netherlands and number 40 on the Media Control Charts in Germany.[3][4]

The single includes two songs recorded during the sessions for CHOBA B CCCP album: "I Wanna Cry" and "I'm In Love Again". The later appeared in a slightly edited form than the version released on 1991 international edition of CHOBA B CCCP

Like other songs from Flowers in the Dirt, despite the song's modest chart success, to date it has not been included on any McCartney compilation album.


Allmusic called the song "lovely".[5] Rolling Stone opined:"This One," likewise, extends its cute, lyrical conceit for too long and winds up taxing the listener's patience.[6]

Track listings[edit]

This song was released as a 7" single, a 12" maxi-single, and a CD single. All songs written by Paul McCartney exept where noted

7" single
  1. "This One" - 4:10
  2. "The First Stone" - 4:03 (McCartney/Hamish Stuart)
12" single
  1. "This One" - 4:10
  2. "The First Stone"- 4:03 (McCartney/Hamish Stuart)
  3. "Good Sign" - 6:52
CD single
  1. "This One" - 4:10
  2. "The First Stone"- 4:03 (McCartney/Hamish Stuart)
  3. "I Wanna Cry" - 2:40
  4. "I'm In Love Again" - 2:40 (Fats Domino/Dave Bartholomew)


  1. ^ "UK Singles - 1952-2009". Retrieved 12 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Official Charts: Paul McCartney". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Paul McCartney - This One". Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Stephen. "Flowers in the Dirt - Paul McCartney : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Anthony DeCurtis (29 June 1989). "Flowers In The Dirt | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 

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