Back At One

Album: Back At One (1999)
Charted: 2


  • This song is about the feeling of falling in love with a girl, and knowing you need to do everything you can because she is right for you. The chorus is a list of reasons why she is right, and the fourth step is to make her fall in love with you. McKnight wrote it himself. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Landon - Winchester, OH
  • McKnight performed this on a season 2 episode of the ABC TV show My Wife And Kids.
  • Later in 1999, Mark Wills turned this into a Country ballad for his album Permanently. His version hit # on the Country charts.

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1999 {November 14th} "Back At One" by Brian McKnight peaked at #2 {for 8 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100* chart, for the eight weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those eight weeks was "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas...
    "Back at One" reached #7 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart...
    Between 1993 and 2002 the Buffalo, NY native had twelve records on the Top 100 chart, two made the Top 10, with the above "Back At One" being his biggest hit...
    Besides "Back At One", his other Top 10 record was "Love Is" {a duet with Vanessa Williams}, it peaked at #3 for one week in May of 1993...
    Six of his twelve charted records were duets, one each with Vanessa Williams, Mase, Jermaine Dupre, Boys II Men, Ill Al Skratch, and Will Smith...
    Plus he charted as a member of a trio with Tone and Kobe Bryant, "Hold Me", it reached #35 in 1998...
    Brian Kelly McKnight celebrated his 51st birthday five months ago on June 5th, 2020...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of Billboard's Top 10 on November 14th, 1999:
    At #3. "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" by Lou Bega
    #4. "I Need To Know" by Marc Anthony
    #5. "Heartbreaker" by Mariah Carey Featuring Jay-Z
    #6. "Satisfy You" by Puff Daddy Featuring R. Kelly
    #7. "Unpretty" by TLC
    #8. "My Love Is Your Love" by Whitney Houston
    #9. "I Wanna Love You Forever" by Jessica Simpson
    #10. "Steal My Sunshine" by Len
  • Charissa Stumpf from BaltimoreHe wrote the song while putting an entertainment center together it is about the steps if one-five fail you start back at one. lmao
  • Jim from Hershey, PaWhen you find the love of your life, this song says it all.

    You are love and are in love with this person.

    Every day is a blessing and joy.
  • Tiffani from Huntsville, Althis is the best song ever.
    i cant watch the video without crying.
    cause of the end.
    im a softie.
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