|Single by The Chimes|
|from the album The Chimes|
|Songwriter(s)||Pauline Henry, Mike Peden, James Locke|
|The Chimes singles chronology|
"1-2-3" is the 1989 debut single by British dance trio, The Chimes. Along with the track, "Underestimate", their debut single reached number-one for two weeks on the Billboard dance chart and was also their biggest single. "1-2-3" was The Chimes only Hot 100 hit, peaking at number eighty-six and was also their first of four entry on the soul singles chart, peaking at number forty-one.
Stewart Mason from AllMusic described the song as "meaty acid house". Music & Media commented, "A muscular, square beat, a house-oriented piano and a soulful vocal delivery typify this chart-bound club record." Miranda Sawyer from Smash Hits noted Pauline Henry's "remarkable voice" and described the song as "classy" in her review of The Chimes.
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||41|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||4|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||60|
|US Billboard Hot 100||86|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||1|