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"The One" is the first single from Elton John's 1992 album of the same name. It reached number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100, number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. In Canada, it reached number one on the RPM 100 chart for two weeks and the RPM Adult Contemporary chart for five weeks. In Europe, "The One" peaked within the top ten in Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland and Switzerland, while in Australia, it reached number 15.

"The One"
The one (Elton John).jpg
Single by Elton John
from the album The One
B-side"Suit of Wolves", "Fat Boys and Ugly Girls"
Released25 May 1992 (1992-05-25)
Format
Recorded1991–1992
GenrePop rock
Length4:31 (single version)
5:53 (album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Chris Thomas
Elton John singles chronology
""Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (live)"
(1991)
"The One"
(1992)
"Runaway Train"
(1992)

On bonus footage on his Live in Barcelona DVD, John states that he felt an intense connection to Taupin's lyrics for "The One" in light of his personal circumstances around the time of making the album, in particular the line "For each man in his time is Cain until he walks along the beach."

John performed the song at the 1992 VMAs, and it was nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 1993 Grammy Awards. The music video was directed by Russell Mulcahy.

Contents

Track listingsEdit

CD maxi

  1. "The One" (edit) — 4:31
  2. "Suit of Wolves" — 5:38
  3. "Fat Boys and Ugly Girls" — 4:12

7" single

  1. "The One" (edit)
  2. "Suit of Wolves"

PersonnelEdit

  • Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
  • Music by Elton John
  • Engineered by David Nicholas
  • Artwork by Gianni Versace
  • Photography by Patrick Demarchelier
  • Produced by Chris Thomas

AccoladesEdit

Grammy Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1993 "The One" Best Pop Vocal Performance – Male[1] Nominated

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  15. ^ "Notowanie nr546" (in Polish). LP3. 7 August 1992. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
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  21. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1992" (PDF). RPM. Vol. 56 no. 25. 19 December 1992. p. 8. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
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  24. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1992" (in German). Retrieved 18 March 2019.
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