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"Back at One" is a song written and performed by American recording artist Brian McKnight, taken from his fifth studio album of the same name. The single was released in August 1999. An English-Brazilian Portuguese version was released in South America on September 12, 2000 featured Brazilian recording artist Ivete Sangalo.

"Back at One"
BackatOnesingle.jpg
Single by Brian McKnight
from the album Back at One
ReleasedAugust 17, 1999 (1999-08-17)
Recorded1999
Genre
Length4:23 (Album version)
3:24 (Radio edit)
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)Brian McKnight
Producer(s)Brian McKnight
Brian McKnight singles chronology
"The Only One for Me"
(1998)
"Back at One"
(1999)
"6, 8, 12"
(2000)

Contents

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Francis Lawrence and was nominated for R&B video of the year in the Music Video Production Association Awards.[1][2]

ChartsEdit

"Back at One" went on to be one of McKnight's biggest successes, reaching in to the top ten in New Zealand, Canada, and the US, where it eventually peaked at number two for eight weeks, but it was kept out of the top spot by "Smooth" by Santana.[3]

Original version

Chart (1999–2000) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 24
Brazil (ABPD)[5] 59
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 47
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 28
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 73
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 2
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[11] 4
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 7
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[13] 2
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[14] 1

Remix featuring Ivete Sangalo

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Brazil (ABPD)[5] 10

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1999) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 82
Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 20

All-time chartsEdit

Chart (1958–2018) Rank
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 545

Mark Wills versionEdit

"Back at One"
 
Single by Mark Wills
from the album Permanently
B-side"Because I Love You"[18]
ReleasedOctober 25, 1999 (1999-10-25)
FormatCD single
Genre
Length4:06
LabelMercury Nashville
Songwriter(s)Brian McKnight
Producer(s)Carson Chamberlain
Mark Wills singles chronology
"She's in Love"
(1999)
"Back at One"
(1999)
"Almost Doesn't Count"
(2000)

Mark Wills, a country music singer, covered "Back at One" on his 2000 album Permanently, also releasing it as that album's first single. Released two months after McKnight's version, Wills' cover peaked at number 2 on the Billboard country singles charts for a week behind "My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw.[19] Despite not reaching the top spot in the US, the song did manage to reach number one on the Canadian RPM country tracks. In addition to his country chart success, Back at One also became his fifth entry on the Hot 100 charts, peaking at number 36 there.

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Jim Hershleder.

ChartsEdit

Chart (1999–2000) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[20] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 36
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[22] 2

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2000) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[23] 22

Other versionsEdit

McKnight also performed the song with Brazilian singer Ivete Sangalo on her album Festa (en: Party).

In 2000, keyboardist Bob Baldwin released a cover of the song from the album BobBaldwin.com.[24][25] Also in 2000, Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer Sanchez recorded a reggae cover version of the song over the "Fi Wi Rock" rhythm produced by King Jammy which became a popular dancehall hit in Jamaica and the US. Irish boy band Westlife duetted with Lulu in 2002.

In 2003, Smooth jazz guitarist and musician Paul Jackson, Jr. covered the song as the closing track from the album Still Small Voice.

Another instrumental rendition of this song has been performed by saxophonist Warren Hill, from his album 2005 PopJazz.[26][27]

In 2006, British pop singer Shayne Ward also performed this song on his debut album Shayne Ward.

Singer Mijares covered it in his 2009 Spanish album Vivir Así.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Production Notes". Billboard. 1999-10-23. p. 94. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  2. ^ Hay, Carla (2000-04-01). "With Eight, Lauryn Hill Tops Nominees for MVPA Awards". Billboard. p. 102. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1999". Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Brian McKnight – Back at One". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ a b "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Brian McKnight – Back at One". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Brian McKnight" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Brian McKnight – Back at One". Top 40 Singles.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Brian McKnight – Back at One". Swiss Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Brian McKnight Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  11. ^ "Brian McKnight Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  12. ^ "Brian McKnight Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  13. ^ "Brian McKnight Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "Brian McKnight Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Archived from the original on 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  16. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Archived from the original on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
  17. ^ "Hot 100 turns 60". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  18. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 470–471. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  19. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2000-03-04/country-songs. Retrieved 2014-10-19. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9716." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 28, 2000. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  21. ^ "Mark Wills Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  22. ^ "Mark Wills Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  23. ^ "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  24. ^ "BobBaldwin.com overview". Allmusic.com.
  25. ^ "Bob Baldwin - BobBaldwin.com". Allaboutjazz.com.
  26. ^ "Warren Hill PopJazz". Allmusic.com.
  27. ^ "Warren Hill - PopJazz". SmoothViews.com.

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