One

Ed Sheeran

About One

"One" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran for his second studio album, x (2014). Sheeran wrote the song immediately after releasing his debut album, + (2011). It marked the last occasion wherein Sheeran wrote about his former girlfriend, who inspired all the romantic compositions on +. "One" was produced by frequent collaborator Jake Gosling and its music was based primarily on acoustic guitar. Critics were generally positive toward the song; it was noted for its guitar-driven sound and Sheeran's use of falsetto. An accompanying video for "One" was shot in an empty Wembley SSE Arena and preceded the song's release on 16 May 2014. It was the first promotional single from x and its release was meant to counterbalance "Sing", the album's lead single issued to create hype although it was feared would alienate Sheeran's fan base. In Europe, the song appeared in several charts; it reached number 18 in the United Kingdom, where it was certified Gold for sales of at least 400,000 units on 7 April 2014. 


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2014
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Tell me that you turned down the man
Who asked for your hand
'Cause you're waiting for me
And I know, you're gonna be away a while
But I've got no plans at all to leave
And would you take away my hopes and dreams?
Just stay with me

All my senses come to life
While I'm stumbling home as drunk as I
Have ever been and I'll never leave again
'Cause you are the only one
And all my friends have gone to find
Another place to let their hearts collide
Just promise me, you'll never leave again
'Cause you are the only one

Take my hand and my
Heart and soul, I will
Only have these eyes for you
And you know, everything changes but
We'll be strangers if, we see this through
You could stay within these walls and bleed
But just stay with me

All my senses come to life
While I'm stumbling home as drunk as I
Have ever been and I'll never leave again
'Cause you are the only one
And all my friends have gone to find
Another place to let their hearts collide
Just promise me, you'll always be a friend
'Cause you are the only one

I'm stumbling off drunk, getting myself lost
I am so gone, so tell me the way home
I listen to sad songs, singing about love
And where it goes wrong?

All my senses come to life
While I'm stumbling home as drunk as I
Have ever been and I'll never leave again
Cause you are the only one
And all my friends have gone to find
Another place to let their hearts collide
Just promise me, you'll always be a friend
'Cause you are the only one

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Ed Sheeran

Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Halifax, before moving to Framlingham. He learned to play guitar and started writing songs at a young age. He began recording in 2005 and moved to London in 2008 to pursue a music career. In 2009, he played 312 gigs. In early 2011, Sheeran released an independent extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project which led him to be signed to Asylum / Atlantic Records. Buoyed by the commercial breakthrough of the singles "The A Team" and "Lego House", his debut album + has been certified quintuple platinum in the United Kingdom. In 2012, he won two BRIT Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist, and British Breakthrough of… more »

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Written by: Ed Sheeran

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10 facts about this song

Song Release
"One" was released on May 16, 2014, as the first promotional single from Ed Sheeran's second studio album, titled X (multiply).
Inspiration
This track served as the last love song Sheeran wrote about an old and noteworthy relationship.
Songwriting and Production
Like much of Sheeran's work, he wrote "One" by himself. This song was produced by Jake Gosling, Sheeran's main collaborator for the album.
Recording Location
"One" was recorded in a very unique place; the song was recorded in the middle of the night in a hotel room in Perth, Australia.
Music and Lyrics
The song is a solemn, acoustic guitar-driven ballad with very personal and heartfelt lyrics - the lyrics detail the lingering feelings Sheeran has for an ex-girlfriend.
Music Video
Sheeran’s love for his craft was captured in the official "One" music video. It was filmed at an empty Wembley Arena, showing his solo performance.
Commercial Performance
Despite being a promotional single, "One" peaked at number 18 on the UK Singles Chart. It also reached top 20 positions in Australia, Denmark, and Ireland.
Live Performances
Sheeran has performed "One" in several live performances, including at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Album Success
The album 'X' that "One" featured on was a massive commercial success, reaching number 1 in 15 countries and winning the Brit Award for British Album of the Year in 2015.
Critics Review
Critics lauded "One" as a display of Sheeran's raw talent as a songwriter and vocalist, highlighting both the emotional depth of its lyrics and its minimalistic production.

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