in the 80s and 90s
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
The Australian actor and musician, Craig McLachlan, achieved success with four Top 40 singles during the early 1990s, although not all of them were with Check 1-2. The most successful was Mona, a cover of the B-side of Hey! Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley which was released in 1957.
The song has also been covered by The Rolling Stones (on their debut album) and Buddy Holly (not released as a single), but Craig's version was the most successful, reaching #2 in the UK in July 1990.
The song was lifted from the imaginatively-titled debut album Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2. Two more singles were released from the same album; the self-penned Amanda which peaked at #19 and I Almost Felt Like Crying which stalled at #50.
Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2
1989 Rock The Rock #36 (Australia)
1990 Mona #3 (Aus) #2 (UK)
1990 Amanda #24 (Aus) #19 (UK)
1990 I Almost Felt Like Crying #103 (Aus) #50 (UK)
1991 On My Own #23 (Aus) #59 (UK)
1992 One Reason Why #57 (Aus) #29 (UK)
1992 I Hear You Knocking #90 (Aus)
1992 Time Warp (with Australian Cast of Rocky Horror Show)
1993 You're The One That I Want (with Debbie Gibson) #13 (UK)
1993 Grease #44 (with Grease cast) (UK)
Craig McLachlan & The Culprits
1995 If We Were Angels
1995 Everyday #65 (UK)
1996 Hear The World Cry
"You're The One That I Want (with Deborah Gibson)" 1993
WHERE IS CRAIG MCLACHLAN NOW?
Craig McLachlan with Vanessa Scammel in March 2016