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The One (Foo Fighters song)

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B-side  "Win or Lose"
Format  CD single
Length  2:44
Released  March 18, 2002
Recorded  2001
Label  RCA

"The One" is a song by the Foo Fighters, released as a single in 2002. It appeared on the movie soundtrack album for Orange County. The retail single itself was only released in Australia and New Zealand. However, it was made available by import in the US and UK, and promotional singles for radio airplay were sent out to a number of countries including Canada, the UK and the US.

The song was also released as a B-side to the CD2 version of the single "All My Life" and in the Limited Edition Bonus DVD of certain copies of the One by One album. In the UK one copy each of six different versions of the single were released - 3" CD, CD, MiniDisc, cassette, 12" vinyl and 7" vinyl, they were given away as prizes. As such they have become the most highly sought after Foo Fighters collectibles.

The cover art resembles the cover art of Fame. The video for the song (directed by Jesse Peretz) is loosely based on the movie, seeing the band members attending several art courses, namely, Dave Grohl studies acting, Nate Mendel studies to be a mime, Taylor Hawkins studies violin and Chris Shiflett attempts ballet. In the video Dave tries unsuccessfully to get the attention of a classmate.

When it aired on MTV, the chorus was slightly altered. The unedited version goes, "You're not the one, but you're the only one who can make me feel like this / You're not the one, but you're the only one who can make me feel like shit!" The edited version simply repeats the first line twice so as to avoid the climactic expletive.

This song was featured on the 8th season of MTV series Making the Video.

Track listing

  1. "The One"
  2. "Win or Lose" "Win or Lose" is a reworked version of an older song, "Make a Bet" (from Learn to Fly Disc 2)
  3. Enhanced section that includes "The One" music video.

References

The One (Foo Fighters song) Wikipedia


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