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Aimee Mann — One
Album: Magnolia Soundtrack
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Released: 1999
Length: 2:51
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One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
Two can be as bad as one
It's the loneliest number since the number one

"No" is the saddest experience you'll ever know
Yes, it's the saddest experience you'll ever know
Because one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever know

It's just no good anymore since you went away
Now I spend my time just making rhymes of yesterday

Because one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever know
One is the loneliest number
One is the loneliest number
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do

One is the loneliest number, much much worse than two
One is the number divided by two

(repeat)
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It's one of the best albums ever. Aimee Mann has a wonderful voice and it suits so well with the music she is performing...Save me was the first track I heard from her and since that I have loved her creation. And I love the fact that Bill is playing her music every day :)
Actaully this version first appeared on a Nilsson tribute album, at least five years ago, Nilssen Schmilshen, (forgive spelling) that featured a wide range of artists giving a different spin to some of his hits/misses.
BIG Aimee fan here. Her version's OK. The original, IMHO, is second only to "Benny the Whale" in awfulness.
veegez wrote:
Lost In Space is brilliant...
Yeah, Dr. Smith MADE that show, I say. Screw the robot.
STEAL THIS SONG! :lol:
The Magnolia soundtrack is a terrific effort by Aimee and Lost in Space is an excellent continuation. The Magnolia stuff had to be low and melancholic, but the LIS album provides for more introspection rather than depression. Good stuff!
red wrote:
it sucked the first time around (3 dog night) and still sucks.
1st time around was Harry Nilsson, actually. And it was great, thank you very much. :P
Maybe because the director of the movie has a thing for Aimee Mann (do you suppose Michael Penn knows? I wouldn't mess with the Penn brothers...) and was inspired by her music to create Magnolia. At least that's what it says in the liner notes of the soundtrack. Magnolia (and bachelor no.2) changed my life...not very many movies have struck such a chord. basstooner wrote:
This is a great version of this song and it fits the movie perfectly.
It sounds like she's trying to sound "melancholoy". But she comes off sounding bored, and now so am I.
My first Sucko-Barfo rating.
charlesryder wrote:
Aimee's version of this will always be associated in my mind with "Magnolia" in which her songs play the role of a Greek chorus commenting on the action. Fans of this fine singer/songwriter should check out the film. :cry:
loved the movie. love the soundtrack.
Aimee's version of this will always be associated in my mind with "Magnolia" in which her songs play the role of a Greek chorus commenting on the action. Fans of this fine singer/songwriter should check out the film. :cry:
TreborG2 wrote:
Incredible artist and has come so far from the 'Til Tuesday scene. Very Cool hearing her on RP!!
She came a long way DURING her Til Tuesday scene. Just listen to anything from their 2nd and 3rd albums. Despite what a lot of people say here, Aimee is a great songwriter AND singer. Lost In Space is brilliant, as is Bachelor No 2. Aimee, you go girl. :clap:
the_jake wrote:
Who ever produced this should have tried to convince the artist that she has an "understated emotive" voice - even with back-ups - doesn't carry this tune well.
and couldn't carry it in a bucket if you paid her.
Originally Posted by ksb: Aimee Mann is a living example that young whiney singers can mature into someone with something meaningfull to say, in a novel and intersting way. Damn, I wish that wasn't so rare!
It helps when the meaningful something came from somewhere else, i.e. performed by Three Dog Night, and written by Harry Nilsson (remember him?). Still, a very good interpratation.
Originally Posted by red: it sucked the first time around (3 dog night) and still sucks.
exactly.
Aimee Mann is a living example that young whiney singers can mature into someone with something meaningfull to say, in a novel and intersting way. Damn, I wish that wasn\'t so rare!
Nice to be reminded of Three Dog Night. Where ever did they go? Will have to check out Magnolia again just to listen to the sound track. How about a set completely of interesting covers?
Was totally blown over by the movie. The song, and others from the soundtrack fit great with it. Dont think I would have liked the song as much if it were not for the movie though...
This is a great version of this song and it fits the movie perfectly.
Originally Posted by the_jake: Who ever produced this should have tried to convince the artist that she has an "understated emotive" voice - even with back-ups - doesn't carry this tune well.
I wonder however if this fit the movie - my memory is that it did although it's been quite awhile. Sometimes songs from soundtracks don't stand alone as well.
Originally Posted by htrdlincoln: gee the neighbors dog howls better than this!
Wow! Some dog!
Originally Posted by Mot: I LOVE Aimee Mann, but whoa! This isn't up to standards!
Who ever produced this should have tried to convince the artist that she has an "understated emotive" voice - even with back-ups - doesn't carry this tune well.
She does nothing for this song. There is no point in doing a remake if you can\'t add anything to the original! :roll:
Why Bill?
gee the neighbors dog howls better than this!
Never thought much of this song (or anything else by Aimee Mann, for that matter) until I saw \"Magnolia\" and was BLOWN AWAY. I heard that she did the music first and that many of the scenes were written/arranged around her songs. The movie is absolutely captivating and the songs conjur it up perfectly.
Incredible artist and has come so far from the \'Til Tuesday scene. Very Cool hearing her on RP!!
The entire Magnolia Soundtrack (most of which is Aimee Mann\'s work) is quite exceptional. I hope to hear more tracks off of it on RP!
it sucked the first time around (3 dog night) and still sucks.
Originally Posted by Myrrh: Interesting cover. I wonder who produced it?
Jon Brion, who in my mind remains one of the most talented producers today. He also scored Magnolia, the film which this was taken from.
I\'ma Aimee Mann fan, man. I like her laid back voice and her songwriting. This is a good song, which I have never heard covered before.
I LOVE Aimee Mann, but whoa! This isn't up to standards!
Interesting cover. I wonder who produced it?