One Word


One Word
"One Word"
Single by Kelly Osbourne
from the album Sleeping in the Nothing
Released April 19, 2005
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2004
Genre Synthpop
Length 4:03
Label Sanctuary Records
Writer(s) Linda Perry
Producer Linda Perry
Kelly Osbourne singles chronology
"Changes"
(2004)
"One Word"
(2005)

"One Word" is the first single from Kelly Osbourne's second album Sleeping in the Nothing. Unlike the pop/punk sound Kelly sported in the past, "One Word" was a synthpop song that showed Kelly embracing dance music. The single sounded very reminiscent of the 1980s Visage song "Fade to Grey", which caused some controversy over copyright issues, which was finally settled out of court when Osbourne's writing team agreed to give Visage a share of the royalties.

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Reception

The song received a positive reaction from music fans and even some of Osbourne's harshest critics. On the track, Billboard said "she glides through the space-age number like she's the princess of the new wave dancefloor."[1] Similarly, Malinda Lo said the track "eases you in with a spacey, synthesized intro" and "makes use of computer assistance in the best possible way".[2] Brian Hiatt with Rolling Stone remarked, "Turns out her affectless vocals are better suited to...Eurythmics-biting synth-pop."[3] While the single wasn't a hit on the US Hot 100, it was extremely successful in the US dance charts and was consistently played at nightclubs across the nation thanks in part to a remix by acclaimed DJ Chris Cox. In the UK, the original track reached #9.

Music video

The music video to the song, directed by Chris Applebaum, is shot in black and white and are based on several themes and scenes from the 1965 French cult sci-fi movie Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (Alphaville: Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution, mostly known simply as Alphaville) by Jean-Luc Godard.

Track listing

  1. "One Word" (Chris Cox Remix) – 7:56
  2. "One Word" – 4:03
  3. "One Word" (Favela Funk Remix) – 4:16
  4. "One Word" (Instrumental) – 4:05
  5. "Sound of the Crowd" (Human League Cover) – 3:55
  1. "One Word" (Chris Cox Club Remix) – 7:57
  2. "One Word" (Album Version) – 4:03
  3. "One Word" (Favela Funk Remix) – 4:16
  4. "One Word" (Album Instrumental) – 4:05
  5. "Sound of the Crowd" (Human League Cover) – 3:55
  • One Word Pt. 1[6]
  1. "One Word" (Radio Edit)
  2. "One Word" (Chris Cox's Radio Edit)
  • One Word Pt. 2[7]
  1. "One Word" (Album Version) – 4:03
  2. "Sound of the Crowd" – 3:55
  3. "One Word" (Chris Cox's Club Remix) – 7:57
  4. "One Word" (Music Video)

Charts

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Hot Dance Airplay 1
US Pop 100 82
UK Singles Chart 9
Spanish Singles Chart 9
Portuguese Singles Chart 12
Canadian Singles Chart 17
Irish Singles Chart 19
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 38
Swedish Singles Chart[8] 48
Dutch Singles Chart[9] 83

References

  1. ^ Caulfield, Keith; Paoletta, Michael (2005-03-26), "One Word". Billboard. 117 (13):29
  2. ^ Lo, Malinda (June 2005), "Sleeping in the Nothing". Lesbian News. 30 (11):36
  3. ^ Hiatt, Brian (2005-04-21), "Kelly Osbourne: 'One Word'". Rolling Stone. (972):119
  4. ^ "(iTunes) One Word - EP" (in English). iTunes. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-word-ep/id361776309. Retrieved 11-2-11. 
  5. ^ "(Amazon) One Word - CD" (in English). Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/One-Word-Kelly-Osbourne/dp/B0007Z9QSK/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1320219298&sr=1-1. Retrieved 11-2-11. 
  6. ^ "(Amazon) One Word – Pt. 1" (in English). Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/One-Word-Pt-1-Kelly-Osbourne/dp/B0008G2FVI/ref=sr_1_7?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1320219298&sr=1-7. Retrieved 11-2-11. 
  7. ^ "(Amazon) One Word – Pt. 2" (in English). Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/One-Word-Pt-2-Kelly-Osbourne/dp/B0008G2FUY/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1320219298&sr=1-3. Retrieved 11-2-11. 
  8. ^ Swedish Music Chart
  9. ^ Dutch Music Chart
Preceded by
"Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson
Billboard Hot Dance Airplay number-one single
May 15, 2005 - June 20, 2005
Succeeded by
"Listen to Your Heart" by D.H.T.

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