One Bad Apple

Album: The Osmonds (1970)
Charted: 1
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  • I can tell you've been hurt
    By that look on your face, girl
    Some guy brought sad into your happy world
    You need love, but you're afraid that if you give in
    Someone else will come along
    And sock it to ya again

    One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl
    Oh, give it one more try before you give up on love
    One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch girl
    Oh, I don't care what they say
    I don't care what you heard

    I could make you happy, baby
    Satisfy you, too
    But how can I if you won't give me a chance
    To prove my love to you?
    Won't you just give me one chance?
    I'll give you my guarantee that you won't be hurt again

    One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl
    Oh, give it one more try
    Before you give up on love
    One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl
    Oh, I don't care what they say
    I don't care what you heard now

    I've been noticing you, baby
    For a long, long time
    And I'm not ashamed to tell the world
    That you really messed up my mind
    Girl, to me you're like a dream come true
    I'd rather hurt myself than to ever hurt you

    One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl
    Oh, give it one more try
    Before you give up on love, girl
    One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl
    Oh, I don't care what they say
    I don't care what you heard now
    One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl... Writer/s: George Henry Jackson
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Allona from CanadaHow do you guys only have two songs by The Osmonds on here? They had way more hits than that.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 21st 1971, the Osmond Brothers performed "One Bad Apple" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Nine months earlier on December 27th, 1970 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #78; and on February 7th, 1971 it peaked at #1 {for 5 weeks} and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100 {and for 9 of those 15 weeks it was on the Top 10}...
    And on February 27th, 1971 it also reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on the Canadian RPM 100 Singles chart...
    Between 1971 and 1976 the brothers had twelve Top 100 records; with four making the Top 10, their other Top 10 records were "Yo-Yo" {#3 in 1971}, "Down By The Lazy River" {#4 in 1972}, and "Love Me A Reason" {#10 in 1974}...
    Extra fact; "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado was #1 for 10 weeks on Billboard's Best Sellers chart, and it took rock's first #1 record to knock it out of the top spot went Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" became #1 for 8 weeks.
  • Dannie from Los Angeles, CaThis song was written by George Jackson for the Jackson Five who gave it a pass. Merrill Osmond's soulful voice is what you hear as the lead and Donny is singing the refrain. Donny was not the lead singer of the Osmonds or of this song. Merrill was the lead singer. He had a perfectly beautiful soulful voice and deserved more credit for his singing ability than what was given. I was a kid who followed their career and I never understood why Donny became more popular than his brother Merrill for anything other than his youth and cuteness.
  • Mike from Matawan, NjThis song is a very thinly veiled reference to fanny fornication. Some ne'er-do-well obviously gave the young lady a 'dry ride' and did not properly lube her black cherry before sticking in his meat thermometer. "Oh, Give it one more try....", is Donny and the boys plea but(t),"...how can I when you won't give me the chance". I don't know how you could draw any other conclusion.
  • Musicmama from New York, NyDoesn't anybody realize that Satan is trying to sneak his message to impressionable young minds with this song. He's trying to tempt everyone to eat off that tree all over again by saying that one bad apple is no danger. You'll definitely be seeing Adam and Steve or Madam and Eve after hearing this song. LOL
  • Ron from Burtchville, Miactually its merril doing the main lead,,this song was the beginning of donny being the teen idol,,,sweet and innocent was donnys first solo hit..
  • Karl from Akron, , OhI was to understand that originally one of the other Osmond brothers was concidered the lead vocal ( Alan I believe ), but Donny got the credit for being the lead vocal on this song even though he pretty much sang as a back up on it.
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