One of Us (Joan Osborne song)

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"One of Us" is a song written by Eric Bazilian (of the Hooters) and originally released by Joan Osborne.wikipedia
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Eric Bazilian

Eric Bazillian
"One of Us" is a song written by Eric Bazilian (of the Hooters) and originally released by Joan Osborne.
Eric M. Bazilian (born July 21, 1953), is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, best known for being a founding member of the rock band The Hooters and for writing "One of Us," made famous by Joan Osborne in 1995.

Joan Osborne

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"One of Us" is a song written by Eric Bazilian (of the Hooters) and originally released by Joan Osborne.
She is best known for her recording of the Eric Bazilian song "One of Us", from her debut album Relish.

Rick Chertoff

Released in March 1995 on the album Relish and produced by Rick Chertoff, it became a chart hit in November of that year, peaking at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and earning three Grammy nominations.
Richard E. Chertoff (born March 29, 1950 in New York, NY) is an American five-time Grammy-nominated producer responsible for such hits as Joan Osborne's "One of Us", Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time" and Sophie B. Hawkins' "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover".

Relish (album)

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Released in March 1995 on the album Relish and produced by Rick Chertoff, it became a chart hit in November of that year, peaking at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and earning three Grammy nominations.
In addition, the track "One of Us" was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

The Hooters

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"One of Us" is a song written by Eric Bazilian (of the Hooters) and originally released by Joan Osborne.
4 Billboard hit "One of Us", which Bazilian wrote.

Joan of Arcadia

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The song is the theme song for the American television series Joan of Arcadia.

Rob Hyman

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The EP featured the only official studio recordings by the band of Rob Hyman's "Time After Time" and Bazilian's "One of Us".

Prince (musician)

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Certified Platinum by the RIAA, Emancipation is the first record featuring covers by Prince of songs of other artists: Joan Osborne's top ten hit song of 1995 "One of Us"; "Betcha by Golly Wow!" (written by Thom Bell and Linda Creed); "I Can't Make You Love Me" (written by James Allen Shamblin II and Michael Barry Reid); and "La-La (Means I Love You)" (written by Thom Bell and William Hart).

Emancipation (Prince album)

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Emancipation marked the first album in Prince's career to include cover versions of songs written by other songwriters; Prince claimed that he had wanted to cover songs in the past, but was advised against it by Warner Bros. Four such covers appeared on the album: "Betcha by Golly Wow!" (previously a hit for The Stylistics), "I Can't Make You Love Me" (previously a hit for Bonnie Raitt), "La-La (Means I Love You)" (previously a hit for The Delfonics) retitled "La, La, La Means 👁 Love U", and "One of Us" (written by Eric Bazilian, and previously a hit for Joan Osborne).

Bob Rivers

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Rivers and his colleagues have guessed that his most famous Twisted Tune based on a pop song is "What if God Smoked Cannabis?", based on the 1995 Joan Osborne hit "One of Us".

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List of number-one singles and albums in Sweden

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Grilled Cheesus

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Later, the glee club comes together to sing Joan Osborne's "One of Us".

Billboard Hot 100

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Released in March 1995 on the album Relish and produced by Rick Chertoff, it became a chart hit in November of that year, peaking at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and earning three Grammy nominations.

UK Singles Chart

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The song was also a major success worldwide, topping the charts of Australia, Canada, Flemish Belgium and Sweden, reaching number six on the UK Singles Chart, and becoming a top-twenty hit in at least thirteen other counties.

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Regarding his experience with "One of Us", Bazilian said, "I wrote that song one night — the quickest song I ever wrote — to impress a girl. Which worked, because we're married and have two kids. But we were in the middle of writing Joan's album, which was a group effort with Rick Chertoff and Joan and Rob and I, and I did a demo of 'One of Us,' this wacky little demo which I ended up putting as a hidden track on the CD of my first solo record, and I played [it] for them. And it really hadn't even occurred to me that it was something that Joan might do, but Rick, in his wisdom, asked Joan if she thought she could sing it. And I think it was better that he asked it that way rather than 'Do you want to sing it?' Because the answer to that might not have been yes. But she definitely said she could sing it, and we did a little live demo of a guitar and her singing it. And when I got into my car and popped the cassette in, I started practicing the Grammy speech that I should've gotten to give."

God

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The song deals with various aspects of belief in God by asking questions inviting the listener to consider how one might relate to God, such as "Would you call [God's name] to his face?"

Heaven in Christianity

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or "Would you want to see [God's face] if seeing meant that you would have to believe in things like heaven and in Jesus and the saints and all the prophets?"

Jesus

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or "Would you want to see [God's face] if seeing meant that you would have to believe in things like heaven and in Jesus and the saints and all the prophets?"

Saint

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or "Would you want to see [God's face] if seeing meant that you would have to believe in things like heaven and in Jesus and the saints and all the prophets?"