THE ONE I LOVE
Eddy McManus’ love for R.E.M.’s “The One I Love” is evident in his adoring treatment of the song. Released in 1987 on the band’s fifth studio album, Document, and also as a 7-inch vinyl single, “The One I Love” became R.E.M.’s first hit single, reaching #9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and later peaking at #16 on the UK singles chart when it was released in the UK in 1991.
Eddy’s interpretation of the song is truly powerful, as he delivers the lyrics with emotion and depth. The song’s memorable refrain, “This one goes out to the one I love,” takes on new meaning in Eddy’s hands, as he infuses it with his own feelings and experiences.
It’s clear that “The One I Love” holds a special place in Eddy’s heart, and it’s easy to understand why. The song’s powerful and emotive lyrics, combined with Eddy’s dynamic vocal style, make for a truly memorable listening experience. It’s no wonder that the song has become a popular radio dedication to loved ones, relying on a misinterpretation of its refrain.
Overall, Eddy McManus’ performance of “The One I Love” is a testament to his love for this classic song and his skill as a performer. His emotive and powerful vocal style, combined with the song’s memorable lyrics, make for a truly adoring and heartfelt listening experience. Eddy’s passion for the music of R.E.M. shines through in every note he sings, and it’s clear that “The One I Love” holds a special place in his heart.
It’s this love and passion for the music that truly sets Eddy McManus apart as an artist. He has a deep appreciation for the songs he performs and is able to bring his own unique style and personality to them, creating truly memorable and heartfelt performances. His singing of “The One I Love” is a perfect example of this, and it’s easy to see why it’s one of his favorite songs to perform.