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November 21, 2011 (UK)
Digital download, CD single
Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk
The song was a top ten hit in 5 countries including Australia and the United Kingdom. One Direction became the second act of 2012 to have two singles simultaneously occupying the Australian chart's top ten when "One Thing" was at number six and "What Makes You Beautiful" at number ten for the chart week ending on April 22, 2012.
"One Thing" was written by Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk and Savan Kotecha, and produced by Rami Yacoub and Savan Kotecha . The single was released digitally in various European countries on January 6, 2012, and was released in the United Kingdom via CD single on February 13, 2012.
The songwriters revealed "One Thing" actually began as two separate songs but worked better when merged into one.
The behind the scenes music video was released on January 27, 2012.
|Released||January 13, 2012|
|Filmed||November 28, 2011|
|VEVO views||489,916,234 (as of September 24, 2016)|
The music video for "One Thing" was released on January 13, 2012.
|December 4||Jingle Bell Ball||England|
|March 12||Today||United States|
|April 7||Saturday Night Live|
|September 6||MTV Video Music Awards|
- During the beginning of the video, the marker reads "One Time", instead of "One Thing".
|One Thing - Single (February 12, 2012)|