You Are the Only One (Sergey Lazarev song)

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"You Are the Only One"
Single by Sergey Lazarev
from the album The One
Released5 March 2016 (2016-03-05)
LabelState Television Company
Sergey Lazarev singles chronology
"You Are the Only One"
"Пусть весь мир подождет"
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 entry
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Final result
Final points
Entry chronology
◄ "A Million Voices" (2015)
"Flame Is Burning" (2017) ►

"You Are the Only One" is a song performed by Russian singer Sergey Lazarev. The song represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, and was written by Philipp Kirkorov and Dimitris Kontopoulos, the same team behind Ukraine's 2008 second place song; and John Ballard and Ralph Charlie.[1] The song was released as a digital download on 5 March 2016 through State Television Company.[2] On 28 July 2016, Lazarev released a Russian version of the song, entitled "Pust' ves' mir podozhdyot" (Russian: Пусть весь мир подождёт, "Let The Whole World Wait").[3] He did a version the song in duet with Elena Paparizou during the Home concert series to replace the cancelled 2020 Contest.[4]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Sergey Lazarev was announced as the Russian entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 by Dutch media on 10 December 2015.[5] The following day, it was announced that Lazarev's internal selection was decided upon by the editorial board of VGTRK with the executive producer of the Russia-1 channel, Gennady Gokhshtein, revealing that a song produced by Philipp Kirkorov had also been selected.[6] The song was later released along with its music video which features Miss Universe Russia 2015 Vladislava Evtushenko on 5 March 2016.[1] He performed in the first half of the first semi-final and qualified to perform in the final on May 14, where he finished third, winning the public televote.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]
1."You Are the Only One"3:06


Chart (2016) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 40
Belgium (Ultratip Bubbling Under Flanders)[9] 22
CIS (TopHit)[10] 18
Finland Download (Latauslista)[11] 17
France (SNEP)[12] 53
Hungary (Single Top 40)[13] 36
Iceland (RÚV)[14] 19
Russia Airplay (TopHit)[15] 19
Scotland (OCC)[16] 71
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] 49
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 34
UK Singles Downloads (OCC)[19] 75
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 206

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 5 March 2016[2] Digital download State Television Company

Cover versions[edit]

"You Are The Only One" was also recorded and released in 2019 by Nicki French who herself entered the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 for the United Kingdom. French's version appears on the EP "Let's Play That Song Again" with production by Matt Pop.

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 26 April 2019[2] Digital download Energise Records Ltd


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  4. ^ "Eurovision Home Concerts - Episode 3".
  5. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (30 September 2015). "Russia: RTR confirms participation in Eurovision 2016". Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Сергей Лазарев может выступить на "Евровидении-2016" с песней Филиппа Киркорова". Russian News Agency TASS. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
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  12. ^ "Sergey Lazarev – You Are the Only One" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  14. ^ "RÚV - Vinsældalisti Rásar 2". RÚV. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Russia Airplay Chart for 2016-05-30." TopHit. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
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  19. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
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