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13 November 2000


Recorded 11 September 1962 – 1 April 1970, EMI, Apple, Olympic and Trident Studios, London; Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris






Rutle Corps

Back cover

The Rutles 1 back cover.jpg

1 was an album released on 13 November 2000. It featured 27 of The Rutles best #1 hits, including Number One, all on one CD/LP. It sold more copies than any other album in the history of music.

David Bowie, famed musician, was bitterly fascinated by the record at release, calling it a "piece of marketing extravagance" in The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch. In the extended interview, he mentioned that he planned to release his own version of the idea, titled 4.




The Rutles 1- DVD trailer

The commercial for 1-.

In 2015, it was announced that the album would be re-released. Titled 1-, it contained a DVD with the music videos and remastered tracks. The re-release sold three times as many copies.

Track listing[]

David Bowie holding the record.

  1. Rut Me Do
  2. From Rut To You
  3. Baby Let Me Be
  4. Hold My Hand
  5. Can't Buy Me Lunch
  6. I Must Be in Love
  7. I Don't Mind
  8. 48 Hours A Day
  9. Ticket to Rut
  10. Ouch!
  11. Scrambled Eggs
  12. Gay Tripper
  13. We Can Rut It Out
  14. Paper-Route Driver
  15. Yellow Submarine Sandwich
  16. Roosevelt Mordecai
  17. Doubleback Alley
  18. Love Life
  19. Hello Get Lost
  20. Lady O'hara
  21. Shangri-La
  22. Get Up and Go
  23. The Ballad of Ron and Chastity
  24. Anything
  25. Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Musik
  26. Let It Rot
  27. The Long a-la mode