One Bad Apple

The Osmonds

About One Bad Apple

"One Bad Apple" was a No. 1 hit single released by The Osmonds on November 14, 1970. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 2, 1971. It hit the top of the chart on February 13, 1971 and stayed there for five weeks. It also reached No. 6 on the R&B chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 4 song for 1971. Both "One Bad Apple" and the Donny Osmond-credited single "Sweet and Innocent" are on the 1970 album Osmonds. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on February 4, 1971. The song was written by George Jackson, who originally had the Jackson 5 in mind when he wrote it. According to Donny Osmond, Michael Jackson later told him that the Jackson 5 almost recorded this song first, but chose to record "ABC" instead."One Bad Apple" was also used as the theme to The Osmonds cartoon show on ABC-TV. 


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2002
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I can tell you've been hurt
By that look on your face, girl.
Some guy brought sad into your happy world.
You need love, but you're afraid that if you give in,
Someone else will come along
And sock it to ya again.

One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl.
Oh, give it one more try before you give up on love.
One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch girl.
Oh, I don't care what they say,
I don't care what you heard.

I could make you happy, baby,
Satisfy you, too.
But how can I if you won't give me a chance
To prove my love to you?
Won't you just give me one chance?
I'll give you my guarantee that you won't be hurt again.

One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl.
Oh, give it one more try
Before you give up on love.
One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl.
Oh, I don't care what they say,
I don't care what you heard now. 

I've been noticing you, baby,
For a long, long time.
And I'm not ashamed to tell the world
That you really messed up my mind.
Girl, to me you're like a dream come true.
I'd rather hurt myself than to ever hurt you.

One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl.
Oh, give it one more try
Before you give up on love, girl.
One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl.
Oh, I don't care what they say,
I don't care what you heard now.
One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl....

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The Osmonds

The Osmonds are an American family music group with a long and varied career—a career that took them from singing barbershop music as children, to achieving success as teen-music idols, to producing a hit television show, and to continued success as solo and group performers. The Osmonds are devout members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and their religious values have influenced their careers. more »

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