One by One

Cher

About One by One

"One by One" is the first American and second European single by American singer-actress Cher from her twenty first studio album, It's a Man's World. It was released on January 5, 1996, by Reprise Records and WEA. It was written by Anthony Griffiths of The Real People and had been released by Irish singer Johnny Logan in 1990. Cher is credited as composer on the US edition of It's a Man's World. The song received warm chart reception, reaching the top 40 in Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom.  


Year:
1999
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When you pray with every breath 
You know that is free as the love you have 
Where does it end It's too much for me to take 
There's no peace, you close your eyes
I'm all out of truth, I'm outta alibis 
Where does it end 
It's too much for me to take

[Chorus] 
We're gonna love one another 'til morning comes 
Seek the sweet salvation for what we've done 
Give up resisting one by one 
One by one 
He gives a new kinda meaning to what I am
I know that I could never love any other man 
One of these days you'll understand 
Understand

And his face his heaven sent 
He makes me believe there must be something else 
Where does it end It's too much for me to take
I can feel the need in you 
There isn't a thing, I want you do 
Where does it end It's too much for me to take

[Chorus: x2] 

We're gonna love one another 'til morning comes 
Sweet salvation for what we've done 
Give up resisting one by one 
One by one

We're gonna love one another

We're gonna love one another 
Give up resisting one by one 
One by one

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Cher

Cher ( /ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. A major figure for over five decades in popular culture, she is often referred to as the Goddess of Pop for having first brought the sense of female autonomy and self-actualization into the entertainment industry. She is known for her distinctive contralto and for having worked in various areas of entertainment, as well as for continuously reinventing both her music and image, the latter of which has caused controversy. more »

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Written by: CHER, ANTHONY GRIFFITHS

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9 facts about this song

Release and Ranking
"One By One" was released as a single in 1996 and it was off of Cher's 22nd album, "It's a Man's World". The song reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart and peaked in the top 20 in several other countries, including Iceland, Scotland, and Hungary.
Composition
"One by One" is a pop song written by Anthony Griffiths, a member of the band "The Real People". The song showcases Cher's powerful and raspy vocal range.
Versions
The US version of "One by One" is a slow-tempo ballad while the UK and European version is faster and more of a disco song. This UK version was remixed by Junior Vasquez.
Music Video
The music video for "One By One" is based more on the UK version of the song. It was filmed in New York City and is full of vibrant sci-fi imagery.
Live Performances
Cher performed "One by One" in each of her live tours after the song's release, including "The Believe Tour", "The Farewell Tour", and "Here We Go Again Tour".
Reception
Critics praised "One by One" for its lyrics and Cher's vocal performance. The commercial success of the song also makes it one of Cher's key tracks in her extensive discography.
Cover Versions
A cover version of "One by One" was performed by the cast of the British television urban drama "Hollyoaks" for the program’s first charity album in 1996.
Album Success
Cher's album "It's a Man's World", which features "One by One", is considered one of her most critically acclaimed albums.
Award Recognition
Even though it did not win, "One By One" was nominated for "Best British Single" at the 1997 Brit Awards.

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