Song

One: JOHNNY FARNHAM

Australian singles chart:
One entered the Kent charts on 19 July 1969 and peaked at #4. It was #18 on the Top 100 of 1969.

Album:
The song is on Looking Through a Tear which entered the Kent album charts on 29 July 1970 and peaked at #11.

BONUS CLIP BELOW – original version by Harry Nilsson

Wikipedia:
In 1969, Johnny released a cover of Harry Nilsson’s One; Farnham’s version peaked at #4. When TV Week sponsored the King of Pop awards, readers would forward their votes from coupons; Farnham won the most popular male award and was crowned King of Pop five consecutive times from 1969 to 1973.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Farnham#1967-79:_Teen_pop_idol

Milesago:
John Farnham has been praised one of the finest singers in popular music — and when people of the calibre of Stevie Wonder and Tom Jones are saying so, you can be pretty sure it’s true! His talent is reflected in his extraordinary career achievements and he is acknowledged the most successful solo singer in the history of Australian music.
Read more: www.milesago.com/artists/farnham.htm

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BONUS CLIP
One was written and originally recorded in 1968 by Harry Nilsson

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