"The One" is the first single from Elton John's 1992 album, also called The One. It reached #9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart and #10 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] It was also a #1 hit on Canada's RPM 100 national singles chart on 5 September 1992.[2]

On bonus footage on his Live in Barcelona DVD, John states that he felt an intense connection to Taupin's lyrics for "The One" in light of his personal circumstances around the time of making the album, in particular the line "For each man in his time is Cain until he walks along the beach."

Elton John performed the song at the 1992 VMAs.


 [hide*1 Track listings

Track listings[edit]Edit

CD maxi
  1. "The One" (edit) — 4:31
  2. "Suit of Wolves" — 5:38
  3. "Fat Boys and Ugly Girls" — 4:12
7" single
  1. "The One" (edit)
  2. "Suit of Wolves"


  • Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
  • Music by Elton John
  • Engineered by David Nicholas
  • Artwork by Gianni Versace
  • Photography by Patrick Demarchelier
  • Produced by Chris Thomas


Peak positions[edit]Edit

Chart (1992) Peak


Australian ARIA Singles Chart[3] 15
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 11
Canadian RPM 100 National Top Singles Chart[4] 1
Dutch Mega Top 100[3] 14
French SNEP Singles Chart[3] 3
German Singles Chart[5] 20
Irish Singles Chart[6] 8
Norwegian Singles Chart[3] 3
Swedish Singles Chart[3] 29
Swiss Singles Chart[3] 5
UK Singles Chart[7] 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[8] 1
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[8] 6


ELTON JOHN - The One (Lyrics)

ELTON JOHN - The One (Lyrics)

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