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Music Moment: Yael Naïm – The Only One with video by Readymade FC

December 16, 2009

Yael Naïm – The Only One

You may recognize Yael Naïm’s name, face, voice, or some combination of the three. Her single “New Soul” was featured in an Apple laptop commercial a few years back and for a little bit there she justly blew up. The track went to #7, making her the first Israeli solo artist to have a top ten hit on the USA charts.


Photo art for a poster promoting a January, 2007 concert at Studio d’hermitage in Paris.

Naim sang as a soloist with the [Israeli] air force troupe, starting in 1996. “Even though it was the army, it was pleasant,” she says. During her service, she was sent by the army to sing at a benefit concert in Paris. The organizers noticed her voice and took note of her name.

When she got out of the army, she was sent to another benefit concert in Paris. After performing a few songs at the piano she was approached by French producers who wanted to hear more. “I always had drafts of songs with me,” says Naim. “They just happened to be looking for someone for a musical project and when they heard what I do, they were all excited and offered me a contract.” Israeli recording companies had not been very enthusiastic about the music she made with her band, “The Anti Collision,” but four days after landing in Paris, at the age of 21, Yael Naim had a recording contract with EMI.

Paris was super, super kind to her; her 2007 self-titled album debuted at #11 on the French charts. Get it, girl!


Nobody expects an accordion.

When asked to explain her huge success among the French, she just asks: “Where are all these people coming from?

“It’s not the success that’s making me feel like my life is changing completely. Since I’ve had the opposite experience, when you’ve been told before that radio stations don’t want to play your music, that you should wait a few more months, I could really appreciate the speed and ease with which this record succeeded.


And from that moment, when I suddenly had this feeling of peace, this sense that evidently things are going to be fine, I’ve just felt surprised all the time and am always asking myself: ‘How can this be?'” (“Cinderella Song,” Tidhar Wald, Haaretz, November 2007)


I will be the one, you’ll see I’m the only one
Yeah I’m the only one, we belong together
I will be the one to see you’re the only one
Yeah you’re the only one, now until forever

You will see that we’re meant to be
Our love will grow peacefully
You should stay with me one more day
So how come you still walk away

If you are the only one
You are the only one
And I’m sure you feel the same

You became the one to blame, you’re the only one
Yeah you’re the only one who can make me so mad
I exclaim “where is the flame?”, you’re the only one
Yeah you’re the only one who can hurt me so bad

We will be happy as can be
Our love will grow tenderly
You will say you are here to stay
So how come you still walk away

If you are the only one
I am the only one
who can make you see that, yourself

You’re a star, let me take you far
I can really feel who you are
We will share everything that’s rare
So how come you still do not care

To know you’re the only one
Yeah you’re the only one
But it’s so unfair, I’m the only one
Yeah I’m the only one to see

It’s insane, now I remain, I’m the only one
You are the only one who can make me so sad
Can you see how fast I ran?

Yeah I’m the number one, two, three
You’re the only one who can play this game
I’m the only one, and I’m so glad you came

Give her official site, yaelweb.com, a spin to learn what Yael Naïm has been up to recently and order her 2001 and 2007 albums. This song is also a video with Readymade FC.