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"I'm the Only One" is a Melissa Etheridge song that appears on her 1993 album Yes I Am. The single itself was released in 1993, and hit number eight on theBillboard Hot 100 and number one on the Adult Contemporary charts in January 1995. This is one of her biggest hits to date.
- 2 Covers
- 3 Tracklist
- 4 Charts
- 5 Credits and personnel
- 6 References
- 7 Sources
- 8 External links
Like many songs on her first album, Melissa Etheridge, "I'm the Only One" deals with non-monogamous relationships. In the verses, the singer tells how much she suffers because her partner told her that she has a crush on someone else. In the chorus, the singer reminds her partner that even if her partner is in a new relationship, that the singer will always be the only one who really loves her .
The song has been covered many times on American Idol. In the Top 4 of season one, it was covered by Nikki McKibbin on 80's/90's week. In the Top 10 of season four, the song was covered by Nadia Turner on 90's week. In the Top 16 of season five, Kellie Pickler covered it, before advancing to the Top 12. In season ten, Lauren Alaina coved the song on Top 12 week, the contestants were to chose one song from the year they were born.
All songs written by Melissa Etheridge.
- "I'm the Only One" – 4:15
- "I'm the Only One" (live) – 5:30
- "Yes I Am" (live) – 5:02
|U.S. BillboardHot 100||8|
|U.S. BillboardMainstream Rock Tracks||10|
|U.S. BillboardHot Adult Contemporary Tracks||1|
|U.S. BillboardPop Songs||5|
|U.S. BillboardHot Adult Top 40 Tracks||28|
|U.S. BillboardTop 40 Mainstream||4|
|Canadian single charts||12|
|Dutch single charts||26|
|End of year chart (1994)||Position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||92|
|End of year chart (1995)||Position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||44|
- vocals and acoustic guitar by Melissa Etheridge
- drums and percussion by Mauricio Fritz Lewak
- Electric guitar by Waddy Wachtel
- keyboards by Scott Thurston
- Bass by Pino Palladino
- Engineer – Hugh Padgham
- Assistant engineers – Greg Goldman, John Aguto, Mike Baumgartner
- Mixed by Hugh Padgham
- Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering