World Party – She’s The One

I heard this song in a movie called The Matchmaker and I liked the song better than the movie. A great song that was a hit but not for World Party, unfortunately. When I listen to the song I think of Jeff Lynn.

World Party began as an outlet for the pop of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Karl Wallinger, previously best known for his tenure with the Waterboys. He grew up with the Beatles and Motown as influences.  World Party released this song in 1997 on their Egyptology album.

Robbie Willams covered the song in 1998 and took it to number 1 in 1999 in the UK charts. The song’s producer, Guy Chambers, used World Party’s touring band to perform the backing track for Williams, resulting in an identical sounding cover.

World Party’s frontman and songwriter Karl Wallinger was not made aware that a soundalike cover was going to be released using his own band. When the song became a hit, Wallinger stated that he experienced “ongoing bitterness”, going on to state, “The song had a much better time than me, popping off to the Brits while I was at home eating crackers dipped in water”

Williams often claims it is one of the best songs he’s ever written, despite not actually having written the song. This culminated in a telephone outburst from the song’s actual writer, Wallinger, to Chambers, stating “Your fucking friend Robbie Williams. Tell him from me that he’s a c**t”

 

She’s The One

I was her
She was me
We were one
We were free
And if there’s somebody calling me on
She’s the one
If there’s somebody calling me on
She’s the one

We were young
We were wrong
We were fun
All along
And If there’s somebody calling me on
She’s the one

When you get to where you want to go
And you know the things you want to know
You’re smiling
When you said what you want to say
And you know the way you want to play it
You’ll be so high you’ll be flying.

Tho’ the sea
Will be strong
I know we’ll
Carry on
Cos if there’s somebody calling me on
She’s the one
If there’s somebody calling me on
She’s the one

When you get to where you want to go
And you know the things you want to know
You’re smiling
When you said what you want to say
And you know the way you want to play it
You’ll be so high you’ll be flying.

I was her
She was me
We were one
We were free
And if there’s somebody calling me on
She’s the one
If there’s somebody calling me on
She’s the one
If there’s somebody calling me on
She’s the one
She’s the one
If there’s somebody calling me on
She’s the one
She’s the one
If there’s somebody calling me on
She’s the one
She’s the one
If there’s somebody calling me on
She’s the one
She’s the one
If there’s somebody calling me on
She’s the one
She’s the one
If there’s sombody calling me on
She’s the one

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She%27s_the_One_(World_Party_song)

 

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

25 thoughts on “World Party – She’s The One”

  1. I don’t really know that one, but it’s good, as is almost all of the World Party catalog. quite Beatle-esque, which also isn’t unusual for him (or them- really World Party IS Karl Wallinger to me)

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    1. I said Jeff Lynn…It’s not exactly but I could hear him singing it.

      btw….Jennifer made a few…She cleared Bailey and I out of the way lol…she took them down there and she plans to make some more this weekend.

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      1. I can definitely hear a Jeff Lynn likeness in there.

        Congrats to Jennifer on the mask production. Loling at you and Bailey being relieved of your duties. Right now I think the goal is to get everyone a mask who needs a mask,…and everyone needs a mask. Then, I think the need for masks will continue to be steady for months. I’m betting we’re still wearing them at Christmas time. Hopefully we’ll be able to gather in groups by then though.

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      2. I totally agree with you about wearing them around Christmas. I was looking through our cabinets when all of this started and I found a small box of masks…from when we had some construction….so we are using those…I want to wear the other one over it…the construction masks are ok but not great…but I’m thankful to have them.

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  2. Wallinger is a gifted songwriter who has released great tunes as World Party. This is one of them. I can also see some Jeff Lynne in here. I guess my favorite World Party song is “Ship of Fools,” which is probably their best known one.

    Wallinger had some serious health issues in the early 2000s stemming from a brain aneurysm. It’s a miracle he’s still around, though I’m not sure he has released any new music since his return in 2006.

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    1. I need to check out the Waterboys more. He has a great knack of writing wonderful pop melodies. I like Ship of Fools also.

      Wow I’m glad he made it and is still around.

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