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According to the One Songfacts, this was written by Harry Nilsson, who was inspired by the rhythm of a telephone busy signal.

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  • tuuune!
  • Nilsson was inspired to write this song from the rhythm of a telephone busy signal that he kept hearing. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2400
  • Three dogs ? This cat is out of here.
  • I have this on 8 track somewhere around here.....Great song !
  • LOVE Aimee Mann's version too :)
  • what I'm a one !!!! I'm not lonely!!!!
  • "One" great tune
  • Gem dandy.
  • I haven't heard this for a while. It is such a brilliant tune :)
  • Spank! I love this tune! Whoooooooo!

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