THIS ONE (song)


This One (song) – 1989

“This One” is a single from Paul McCartney’s 1989 album, Flowers in the Dirt. The song reached number 18 on the UK singles chart. It also reached number 8 on the Ö3 Austria Top 40 in Austria, number 31 in the Dutch Top 40 in the Netherlands and number 40 on the Media Control Charts in Germany.

The single includes two songs recorded during the sessions for CHOBA B CCCP album: “I Wanna Cry” and “I’m In Love Again”. The later appeared in a slightly edited form than the version released on 1991 international edition of CHOBA B CCCP

Like other songs from Flowers in the Dirt, despite the song’s modest chart success, to date it has not been included on any McCartney compilation album.

Allmusic called the song “lovely”. Rolling Stone opined:”This One,” likewise, extends its cute, lyrical conceit for too long and winds up taxing the listener’s patience.

Track listings

This song was released as a 7″ single, a 12″ maxi-single, and a CD single. All songs written by Paul McCartney exept where noted

7″ single

“This One” – 4:10
“The First Stone” – 4:03 (McCartney/Hamish Stuart)

12″ single
“This One” – 4:10
“The First Stone”- 4:03 (McCartney/Hamish Stuart)
“Good Sign” – 6:52
CD single
“This One” – 4:10
“The First Stone”- 4:03 (McCartney/Hamish Stuart)
“I Wanna Cry” – 2:40
“I’m In Love Again” – 2:40 (Fats Domino/Dave Bartholomew)