The One I Love (R.E.M. song)

1987 single by R.E.M.

"The One I Love" is a 1987 song by alternative rock band R.E.M. and is the lead single from their fifth studio album Document. It went to number 6 in New Zealand, number 9 in the United States, number 11 in Canada, number 17 in South Africa, number 69 in the Netherlands and number 84 in Australia. In 1991, it went to number 5 in Ireland, number 16 in the United Kingdom and number 81 in Germany.

"The One I Love"
Single by R.E.M.
from the album Document
B-side"Maps and Legends" (Live)
ReleasedAugust 24, 1987[1]
RecordedApril 1987
Genre
Length3:17
LabelI.R.S.
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
R.E.M. singles chronology
"Superman"
(1986)
"The One I Love"
(1987)
"It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
(1987)
Music video
"The One I Love" at YouTube

Track listing

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All songs written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe unless otherwise indicated.

  1. "The One I Love" – 3:16
  2. "Maps and Legends" (Live)1 – 3:15

12": IRS / IRS-23792 (US)

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Side one
  1. "The One I Love" – 3:16
Side two
  1. "The One I Love" (Live)1 – 4:06
  2. "Maps and Legends" (Live)1 – 3:15

12": IRS / IRMT 146 (UK)

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Side one
  1. "The One I Love" – 3:16
Side two
  1. "Last Date" (Floyd Cramer) – 2:16
  2. "Disturbance at the Heron House"1 – 3:26

1987 CD: IRS / DIRM 146 (UK)

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  1. "The One I Love" – 3:16
  2. "Last Date" (Floyd Cramer) – 2:16
  3. "Disturbance at the Heron House"1 – 3:26

1988 CD: IRS / DIRM 173 (UK)

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  1. "The One I Love" – 3:16
  2. "Fall on Me" – 2:50
  3. "So. Central Rain" – 3:14

1991 Limited Edition CD: IRS / DIRMT 178 (UK)

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  1. "The One I Love" – 3:16
  2. "This One Goes Out" (Live) – 4:01
  3. "Maps and Legends" (Live) – 3:13

1991 Limited Edition CD: IRS / DIRMX 178 (UK)

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  1. "The One I Love" – 3:15
  2. "Driver Eight" (Live) – 3:27
  3. "Disturbance at the Heron House" (Live) – 3:40
  4. "Crazy" – 3:02

1 Recorded at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, California, May 24, 1987.

Certain releases list the live recording of "The One I Love" as "This One Goes Out" instead.

References

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  1. "R.E.M. Timeline - 1987/88 Concert Chronology". Remtimeline.com. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  2. Sullivan, Denise. "The One I Love - R.E.M. | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  3. Schlansky, Evan (October 8, 2019). "What is the Meaning of R.E.M., "Losing My Religion"". American Songwriter. Retrieved January 6, 2020.[permanent dead link]
  4. "Introvoys Live! in Winnipeg". FilipinoJournal. September 25, 2018.