Saturday, March 3, 2012

This One


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Paul and Linda McCartney in the video for "This One."



"This One" was the second single off of Paul McCartney's album "Flowers in the Dirt" (1989). While "This One" barely made the singles chart in the US, peaking at No. 94, it cracked the Top Twenty in the United Kingdom, hitting No. 18.

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The video for "This One" revisits Paul's days with the Maharishi and he emphasizes eyes as being mystical. The single was accompanied by one of Paul McCartney's more esoteric videos. However, the song itself isn't particularly mystical or Eastern, and packaging it as some kind of Indian-influenced theme seemed a bit misleading. But, of course, one never knows what was in Paul McCartney's head when he drafted "This One."
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Critics were kind of divided about the song, with some noting its lyrical hook, but others complaining that it wasn't anything special and drags on a bit. Of course, as with all Paul songs, there are some listeners who think it's the greatest song ever, and that's all right. Linda McCartney contributes backing vocals and bangs the tambourine, one of her last musical contributions.

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While a nice enough tune, "This One" does not appear to be one of McCartney's favorites. Of course, McCartney has a lot of other songs of his to like, so that's not saying much. However, it is a bit unusual that this single has not been included on any compilation albums to date.


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