"The Only One I Know" was a single from The Charlatans. It was their first top-ten hit, reaching #9 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the highest-charting single from the Some Friendly album. Its best showing in the US was on the Modern Rock chart, where it reached #5 in September 1990. The song was included as a track on the influential compilation album Happy Daze. A funk-styled cover version with vocals by Robbie Williams appeared on Mark Ronson's 2007 album Version.
In 2010, the song was used in a TV advert for Cadbury's chocolate.
The song contained lines directly lifted from The Byrds' 1967 song "Everybody’s Been Burned."...