Amerie - 1 Thing
country of origin: Black America:Washington, D.C.
Music Genre: Genre: RnB :Style Swing GoGo
1 Thing is the first single from the second album Touch by Amerie released in 2005. The song is influenced by go-go rhythms and features a prominent sample of The Meters' 1970 funk recording of "Oh, Calcutta!
The song was released in 2005, and is the only single from the soundtrack to the 2005 romantic comedy film Hitch. The song charted at number one on the U.S. R&B singles chart. Its digital download and ringtone releases were each certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. 1 Thing received acclaim from critics, and peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number four in the United Kingdom, becoming Amerie's first top ten single and her biggest hit to date.
The song earned Amerie a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 2006 Grammy Awards, and was also nominated for best R&B track at teen choice awards 2005.