Be The One

Album: We Started Nothing (2008)
Charted: 28


  • Ting Ting Jules De Martino told Rhapsody about this song: "'Be the One' is my favorite track on the album. The sound of it is probably the closest song we've got to sounding like a Manchester band. It just has a very poignant, simple lyric and structure to it. I can play this tune any time of the day and it just sets me into its own mood immediately. In Manchester, at the time, Katie (White) and I were going to a lot of exhibits and galleries and every time we'd go out, we'd hear 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' by Joy Division. It seemed to be following us around. We went to an exhibition and someone exhibited their work with this track backing their performance. There were people busking it in the streets. Every time we went to a club, it was being played. Every time we turned on the radio, it would be playing. It was constant. I think when we got in the studio it really drove the sound of this song."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Al Jourgensen of Ministry

Al Jourgensen of MinistrySongwriter Interviews

In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.

Women Who Rock

Women Who RockSong Writing

Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.

Rick Springfield

Rick SpringfieldSongwriter Interviews

Rick has a surprising dark side, a strong feminine side and, in a certain TV show, a naked backside. But he still hasn't found Jessie's Girl.

John Parr

John ParrSongwriter Interviews

John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo Lyric

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo LyricMusic Quiz

In this quiz, spot the artist who put Romeo into a song lyric.

Actors With Hit Songs

Actors With Hit SongsMusic Quiz

Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?