Personalities | Joan Osborne | One-Hit Wonders | Rock

‘One Of Us’, 1995

‘One Of Us’ was a popular radio-friendly hit that Osbourne followed with a few minor singles, though she has never replicated its popularity. Questioning what would happen if God were ‘one of us’, it earned Osbourne a mid-1990s supporting slot for Bob Dylan, while Prince would later take to covering the song in concert. It took until 2000 for Osbourne to release the follow up to Relish (the album from which ‘One Of Us’ came), by which time her popularity had worn off.

Personalities | The Rembrandts | One-Hit Wonders | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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