The One and Only (song)

The One and Only (song)

Infobox Single
Name = The One and Only

Artist = Chesney Hawkes
from Album = The Buddy's Song Soundtrack
Released = March 1991
Format =
Recorded =
Genre =
Length =
Label =
Writer = Nik Kershaw
Producer = Alan Shacklock and Nik Kershaw
Certification =
Chart position = * #1 (UK Singles Chart)
Last single = —
This single = "The One and Only"
Next single = "Man Not A Boy"
Misc =
"The One and Only" is a popular song written by Nik Kershaw and recorded by Chesney Hawkes. Produced by Kershaw and Alan Shacklock, Hawkes's recording was featured in the film "Buddy's Song" which starred Hawkes as the eponymous Buddy and Roger Daltrey as his father. The film performed moderately well at the UK box office, but the song was a massive hit in the UK, spending five weeks at number one on the UK singles chart in March 1991.

The song was later featured in the film "Doc Hollywood" (starring Michael J. Fox) and became a hit in the USA, peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in May 1991.

However, as Hawkes was unable to follow up on this success, the song has since become synonomous with one hit wonder singles; the song's title is, with hindsight, ironic as it was to be Hawkes' one and only successful single as a performer.


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