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"One Love" is a single released by the British electronic act the Prodigy on 4 October 1993. It was the first single from the album Music for the Jilted Generation, and their sixth single.

"One Love"
One Love(Prodigy single).jpg
Single by the Prodigy
from the album Music for the Jilted Generation
Released4 October 1993
Format
RecordedEssex, England
GenreRave[1]
LabelXL
Songwriter(s)Liam Howlett
Producer(s)Liam Howlett
The Prodigy singles chronology
"Wind It Up (Rewound)"
(1993)
"One Love"
(1993)
"No Good (Start the Dance)"
(1994)

InspirationEdit

Liam Howlett first released the songs "One Love" and "One Love" (Jonny L Remix) as two 12" white labels, called "Earthbound 1" and "Earthbound 2" respectively, in response to growing criticism from the music community about the Prodigy having sold themselves out and become purely commercial. Underground DJs apparently praised the white labels as some of the best of the year, but when it was revealed that Howlett had produced the songs, the DJs shunned the songs.[citation needed] With this act, Howlett had shown that the Prodigy was still capable of making pioneering dance music praised by the underground. This song in particular features rather innovative programming and loop-work in combination with sped-up tribal chants and orchestral strings.

"One Love" was also one of the first Prodigy singles to not receive a US release.

The version that appeared on the Prodigy's second studio album Music for the Jilted Generation was the shorter edit version due to the band having to trim some running time off the album to allow it to fit on the master CD.[2]

Music VideoEdit

The music video was created by Hyperbolic Systems and featured computer generated graphics with occasional images of the band members dancing along tribal figures.

Cover ArtworkEdit

The ring on the cover is made by 'Stussy' and is solid silver (925).

SoundtrackEdit

In 1995, "One Love" (along with Voodoo People) was included in the soundtrack for the movie Hackers, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie.[3]

Track listingEdit

12" vinyl recordEdit

  1. "One Love" (Original Mix) (5:50)
  2. "Rhythm of Life" (Original Mix) (5:05)
  3. "Full Throttle" (Original Mix) (5:28)
  4. "One Love" (Jonny L Remix) (5:10)

Tracks 1,2,3 written by Liam Howlett, track 4 remixed by Jonny L

CD singleEdit

  1. "One Love" (Edit) (3:53)
  2. "Rhythm of Life" (Original Mix) (5:05)
  3. "Full Throttle" (Original Mix) (5:28)
  4. "One Love" (Jonny L Remix) (5:10)

"One Love" (Edit) is named "One Love" (Juliana Mix) on Japanese release.

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australian (ARIA)[4] 225
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 13
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 28
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Telekom (28 August 2016). "25 Early Trance Tracks You Could Hear At A Festival Sometime Soon - Electronic Beats". Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. ^ Liam Howlett in a BBC Radio 1 interview during Zane Lowe's week of 'Masterpieces' (WC - 1st-Dec-2008) in which Music for the Jilted Generation appeared in its full glory
  3. ^ "Various - Hackers". Discogs. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Wayback Machine". 9 November 2015. Archived from the original on 9 November 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – The Prodigy" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  6. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Prodigy – One Love". Singles Top 100.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Prodigy – One Love". Swiss Singles Chart.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 October 1993.

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