I Could Be the One (Avicii and Nicky Romero song)

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"I Could Be the One"
Single by Avicii vs. Nicky Romero
Released December 26, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre
Length 3:28 (radio edit)
7:35 (original mix)
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Avicii
  • Nicky Romero
  • Arash Pournouri
Avicii singles chronology
"Dancing in My Head"
(2012)
"I Could Be the One"
(2012)
"X You"
(2013)
Nicky Romero singles chronology
"Like Home"
(2012)
"I Could Be the One"
(2012)
"Legacy"
(2013)
Music video
"I Could Be the One" on YouTube

"I Could Be the One" is a song by Swedish DJ Avicii and Dutch DJ Nicky Romero, which features uncredited vocals from Swedish singer Noonie Bao.[1] The song was released as a digital download in Sweden and the Netherlands on 26 December 2012. On 10 February 2013, it was released in the United Kingdom, where it topped the UK Singles and Dance Charts.

Background and release[edit]

Before its official release, the track had been undergoing various name changes. Initially without a title, it was first played by Avicii at the Super Glow event in DC Armory, Washington, USA on November 18, 2011. It was later given the working title "Nicktim", which is a combination of both producers' first names (Nick Rotteveel and Tim Bergling). The instrumental track contained a sample from "D.A.N.C.E." by Justice, which was later removed in the final version.

A year later, a vocal version of the track was premiered on November 4, 2012 through Avicii's "LEVELS" podcast, as well as on Nicky Romero's podcast "Protocol Radio" a week later.[2][3] After fully mastering the track, they settled on using the track name "I Could Be the One (Nicktim)" while the artists are stated as Avicii vs Nicky Romero.

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:

The person in question is Dutch house producer Nicky Romero, a man who is slightly better acquainted with the current crop of mainstream club poppers, including Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Bingo Players. As such, 'I Could Be the One' is a battle between Balearic-style EDM and squiggly, chart-friendly breakdowns that hit all the right places. The result, predictably, is a peaceful truce. 3/5 stars.[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

"I Could Be the One" has seen massive success across Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom, where the single debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart on 17 February 2013 ― for the week ending dated 23 February 2013 ― becoming both Avicii and Nicky Romero's first chart-topping single in Britain. On the UK Dance Chart, "I Could Be the One" debuted at number one ahead of Baauer's "Harlem Shake", which entered the chart at number three.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "I Could Be the One" was first released onto YouTube on 24 December 2012 at a total length of four minutes and 46 seconds.[5] It was directed by Peter Huang and won first prize for non-European music video at the Young Director Award 2013 in Cannes.[6]

The video stars Inessa Frantowski[7] as a woman who works in an office. She clearly hates her job, her morning routine and her work colleagues attitudes. Next, she is seen waking up in a room next to a used condom and a man in bed with her. When she opens the doors in her room, it reveals a balcony with a view of a beautiful beach. She finds a "To-Do List" in the room, with the only 'job' being to "not give a fuck". Then there are several shots of her enjoying herself: walking down a beach destroying a little girl's sandcastle (while giving her the finger), eating a selection of foods in a restaurant before kissing the waiter and dancing in a club with a man before having sex with him on a yacht. She then wakes up in her own apartment, and all is revealed to be a dream. She sees a therapist, who does nothing but prescribes her "more pills". Back in her office, she sits at her desk listening to her colleagues' mundane conversations. Finally, she loses it and begins to wreck the office, throwing her paperwork around, destroying a fax machine, insulting and assaulting some of her colleagues before fleeing the office. Bursting out the office door, the final scene shows her on her phone, booking a one-way ticket to Barbados. As she runs across the road to her car, she is hit by a delivery van which is labelled 2Late. It is unknown if she survives the collision.

Track listings[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "I Could Be the One" (Nicktim) (Radio Edit) 3:28
2. "I Could Be the One" (Nicktim) (Instrumental Mix) 7:35
3. "I Could Be the One" (Nicktim) (Original Mix) 7:35
4. "I Could Be the One" (Nicktim) (Audrio Remix) 7:16
5. "I Could Be the One" (Nicktim) (Didrick Remix) 5:40
Digital download - Remixes
No. Title Length
1. "I Could Be the One" (John Christian Remix) 5:28
2. "I Could Be the One" (Dank Remix) 5:02
3. "I Could Be the One" (Bent Collective Remix) 7:32
4. "I Could Be the One" (DubVision Remix) 6:48
Digital download - Noonie Bao Acoustic Mix
No. Title Length
1. "I Could Be the One" (Noonie Bao Acoustic Mix) 3:51
2. "I Could Be the One" (Noonie Bao Acoustic Instrumental Mix) 3:57

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Producers – Avicii, Nicky Romero, Ash Pournouri
  • Lyrics – Linus Wiklund, Jonnali Parmenius, Måns Wredenberg
  • Vocals – Noonie Bao
  • Label – Universal Music Group

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Italy[49] December 14, 2012 Contemporary hit radio Universal Music
Sweden[50] December 26, 2012 Digital download Avicii Music
Netherlands[51]
United Kingdom[52] February 10, 2013 Universal Music
United States[53] March 12, 2013 Contemporary hit radio
Sweden[54] March 15, 2013 Digital download (remixes) Avicii Music
Netherlands[55]
United Kingdom[56] March 17, 2013 Universal Music
United States[57][58] April 15, 2013 Digital download Avicii Music

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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