Double-sided hit in Perth and Brisbane with Mr Whippy. Co-charted in Melbourne and Brisbane with the Three Dog Night (USA) version.
Johnny Farnham: enduring Melbourne pop star whose career took off after his first single, the neo-vaudeville novelty Sadie The Cleaning Lady, was skilfully publicised and became the best-selling Australian single of the 60s. He had a run of hits into the first half of the 70s, and branched out into TV and stage drama.
In the early 80s, by then known as John Farnham, he had a further hit with a powered-up version of the Beatles’ Help, and he fronted the Little River Band for a time. His real career revival came in 1986 with the hugely popular contemporary album Whispering Jack and its three hit singles including the #1 You’re The Voice.
Co-charted in Melbourne and Brisbane with Australian version by Johnny Farnham.
From the 1995 tribute album For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson
Later used on the soundtrack of the film Magnolia (1999)
Same title but not the same song as ‘One’ by Johnny Farnham.
Live version, also charted in 1994.
Other charting red herrings:
U2 One (Bono-Adam Clayton-The Edge-Larry Mullen, Jr.), UK 1991, #4 Sydney #10 Adelaide #9 Perth #3 NZ
Mica Paris One (Bono-Adam Clayton-The Edge-Larry Mullen, Jr.), UK 1995, #39 Adelaide