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THE ONE

"The one", released in December 2002, was meant to be the third commercial single from "Charmbracelet". Later "The one" was replaced by "Boy (I need you)" as a commercial release. The video's original concept was used for the song that was chosen in favor.

Billboard wrote about this song: "While her No. 3 entry on The Billboard 200 proved that Mariah Carey's fans are indeed charmed by 'Charmbracelet', radio showed less zeal for tepid first single 'Through the rain', which failed to triumph on the Hot 100. Follow-up 'The one', another ballad, returns the chanteuse to more dependable R&B waters, featuring an uncredited rap in her bid for street cred.
But behind the rhymes is that characteristic that makes much of the current disc monotonous: Carey never raises her voice above a languid whisper-giving the song no discernable peaks or valleys-and making it a better side dish for Sunday brunch than a main course for the masses. Sorry, but without a hook, this is still not the big fish we know Carey is capable of landing."

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-Single from the UK (2051)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. The one (So So Def Remix feat. Bone Crusher)

5" CD-Single from the USA (1248)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Olivier Jeangout

Tracklisting:
1. The one (Radio Edit)
2. The one (Radio Edit w/o Rap)
3. The one (Instrumental)
4. The one (Call Out Hook)

5" CD-Single from the USA (1181)
ISLR 15774-2
promo in a gatefold card sleeve
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. The one (Radio Edit)
2. The one (Radio Edit w/o Rap)
3. The one (Instrumental)
4. The one (Call Out Hook)

VINYL SINGLES
12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (1239)
ISLR 15774-1
promo
tracks repeated on both sides
collection Eric Shimohata

Tracklisting:
1. The one (Radio Edit)
2. The one (Instrumental)

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