Think back to January 5th 2005, Amerie‘s “1 Thing” was released and instantly became a favorite. The song was co-written by the singer and songwriter for her second studio album, Touch. “1 Thing” was heavily influenced by go-go rhythms and features a prominent sample of The Meters’ 1970 funk recording of “Oh, Calcutta!”
In addition to it’s many accolades it was the only single released from the soundtrack to the 2005 romantic comedy film Hitch. “1 Thing” is a true testament to that unidentified “thing” that fuels a romantic attraction.
Take a trip down memory lane and watch the video above.