“I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith

Sam’s “I’m Not the Only One” captures the pain felt by him after discovering that his partner has been cheating on him for some time. Apparently, the two are bound by law, considering the singer mentioning that they vowed to each other; however, he is left disappointed that his partner could defy their vows and cheat.

While the singer is in pain and hoping to put an end to their relationship, he expresses how he had several doubts prior to finding out the secret. The narrator observed that his partner had been withdrawn and unavailable during the time of suspicion.

The most baffling aspect of the situation to the writer is that his partner is either unaware that he knows about his unfaithfulness or simply lying his way through. Either way, the writer appears to be convinced beyond doubt that he is not the only one his partner is in a relationship with. And that is where the song’s title came from.

“I’m Not the Only One” Facts

  • Primary Singer(s): Sam Smith
  • Songwriting Team: Sam and James Napier
  • Production Team: S. Fitzmaurice and J. Napes
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Album/EP: Sam’s “In the Lonely Hour” album

What music genre is “I’m Not the Only One”?

It is a soul tune.

On the Charts

  • United States: 5
  • United Kingdom: 3

Other Versions

  • In 2014, Sam collaborated with American rapper, A$AP Rocky, to release an alternative version of the song.
  • Janani produced a cover of the song in 2016.

Was “I’m Not the Only One” released as a single?

It was the third UK single from the “In the Lonely Hour” album. It however, was the second in the United States. In all, “In the Lonely Hour” was supported by five single releases. Other singles from the album

  • “Money on My Mind”
  • “Like I Can”
  • “Stay with Me”

1 Response

  1. Anonymous says:

    From the video, it seems that the singer is narrating the woman’s perspective, and not the the man’s.

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