One on One (song)


One on One (song)
"One on One"
Single by Hall & Oates
from the album H2O
B-side "Art of Heartbreak"
Released January 29, 1983
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1982
Genre Rock
Length 7" 3:53, LP 4:16
12" single 5:30
Label RCA
Writer(s) Daryl Hall
Producer Daryl Hall, John Oates
Hall & Oates singles chronology
"Maneater"
(1982)
"One on One"
(1983)
"Family Man"
(1983)

"One on One" is a song recorded by American duo Hall & Oates for their 1982 album H2O. It peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in March 1983, with the 1983 Compilation albums called Rock 'n Soul Part 1. It also reached number four on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart and number eight on the U.S. R&B chart.

The song's popularity, along with its inherent basketball reference, led to it being used in NBA commercials in the mid-80s.[1] The commercial featured numerous players, including Laker James Worthy performing a 360-degree slow-motion spin move during the sax solo.[2]

In 1998, saxophonist Warren Hill presented a cover of this song off his album Life Through Rose Coloured Glasses.[3][4]

Later pop culture mentions

  • Was also featured in the American Dad episode "Camp Refoogee". Earlier in the episode, Stan tells Steve that chicks dig Hall & Oates.
  • The Fruit Bats covered One on One for the A.V. Clubs Undercover song series, which was released on March 23, 2010. [1]
  • In 2010, The Bird and the Bee covered One on One for their tribute album Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates.

References

  1. ^ Brian Murphy, Page 2: Welcome to Cooler Day, ESPN.com, May 20, 2003
  2. ^ Bill Simmons, Page 2: All-star diamond in the Emerald City, ESPN.com, Feb. 5, 2007
  3. ^ http://www.answers.com/topic/life-thru-rose-colored-glasses "Life Thru Rose Colored Glasses" from Answers.com
  4. ^ http://www.smoothvibes.com/Vaults/smoothsailing_4_99.html "Smooth Sailing April 1999" from Smoothvibes.com

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