"One Thing" is a song by British-Irish boy band One Direction taken from their debut studio album, Up All Night (2011). It was released as the album's third single on 6 January 2012, in various european countries and was released 12 February 2012, in the United Kingdom. The song was written by Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk and Savan Kotecha, and produced by Yacoub and Kotecha. "One Thing" is an uptempo pop rock song.
The single peaked at number three on the Irish and UK Singles Chart, becoming One Direction second top ten single in both countries, respectively.
Background and Release
"One Thing" was written by Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk and Savan Kotecha, and produced by Yacoub and Kotecha. The single premiered on BBC Radio 1 on 21 November 2011.The boys confirmed "One Thing" to be released as the third single from Up All Night, 22 November 2011. The single was released digitally in various European countries on 6 January 2012. On 25 January 2012, it was announced One Direction are to release a brand new song called "I Should Have Kissed You" as the B-side to "One Thing".
"One Thing" was sent by Sony Music to Australian contemporary hit radio (CHR) playlists on 30 January 2012. The single was released in Ireland 10 February 2012. It was released in the United Kingdom via digital download on 13 February 2012.