One (Swedish House Mafia song)

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Single by Swedish House Mafia featuring Pharrell
from the album Until One
Released March 22, 2010
Length 5:50 (original instrumental mix)
2:48 (radio edit)
3:23 (album version)
3:03 ('Your Name' album version)
Label Polydor
  • Axwell
  • Sebastian Ingrosso
  • Steve Angello
Swedish House Mafia singles chronology
"Leave the World Behind"
"Miami 2 Ibiza"

"One" is a song by Swedish house group the Swedish House Mafia from their debut album Until One. It was released in the United States on 6 September 2010. A vocal version titled "One (Your Name)", featuring American singer Pharrell Williams, was released in the United Kingdom on 22 March 2010.

The song debuted on BBC Radio 1 with Zane Lowe on 19 February 2010. A month later the vocal version featuring Williams was played. "One" peaked at number two in Belgium (Flanders) and on the UK Dance Chart. It reached number one in the Netherlands, number seven in Ireland and in the United Kingdom on the UK Singles Chart. It also charted in Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Austria and Germany.

The song briefly became popular again in late 2014, with it being named as a favorite song in a Teens React video by the Fine Brothers.

Writing and production[edit]

The Swedish House Mafia's first studio single "One", released in 2010.

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"One" was written and produced by Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso. The lyrics in "One (Your Name)" are written by Pharrell Williams. According to Angello the vocals were recorded in Australia over a year, prior to the release, and were initially intended for another song. He said, "We took that and tried it on One and it worked. Well, it worked after Axwell Melodyne'd the crap out of it! [...] it's kind of old skool, chopping up one vocal and turning it into a whole dance track.".[1]

According to an interview in Future Music magazine (issue 229), the track was composed in Logic using various plug-ins such as LennarDigital Sylenth, Sonic Charge Synplant and Native Instruments Kore (processed with iZotope Ozone). Pharrell's vocals were heavily processed in Melodyne and the final track was mixed and mastered at Metropolis Studios London on an SSL console.

Critical reception[edit]

Nick Levine of Digital Spy gave the song four out of five stars and wrote: "'One (Your Name)' is a booming Eurodance club banger boasting an ear-snaggingly simple synth line, trancey whooshes aplenty and cred-boosting vocals from Neptunes star Pharrell Williams [...] it's neither original nor refined, but boy does it hit the spot."[2]

Music video[edit]

Videos were made for both the Pharrell Williams and the instrumental Version, with little differences. The videos follow the night of an unidentified woman playing a Teenage Engineering OP-1 digital synthesizer at a party. The video depicts various characters—fire breathers, dancers, bodybuilders, and masked people. There is heavy use of alcohol and what appears to be laughing gas, a common recreational drug, as well as graphic sex and violence scenes. A masked man (hypothesized to be David Guetta, given the tattoo on the character's arm reading "F*** ME, IM FAMOUS", the name of Guetta's mix albums) assaults the main character. This could be interpreted as a dig at David Guetta, who people believe plagiarized elements of "One" in his song, "50 Degrees". The video currently has over 40 million views on YouTube. This song is sampled in "All Star" by Tydolla$ign, featuring Joe Moses and Swedish House Mafia.

The music video was directed by the Swedish directors Henrik Hanson and Christian Larson who both have worked for the renown Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund. Hanson, who started his career for Åkerlund at only the age of 15, is now one of the most successfully established young Swedish directors. In 2009 Hanson and Larson directed the documentary film Take One about the Swedish House Mafia.

Track listing[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]


Region Date Format Label
Sweden June 6, 2010[35] Digital download Polydor

"One (Your Name)"[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Sweden[36] June 27, 2010 Digital download Polydor
United Kingdom July 25, 2010[6] Digital download Polydor
July 26, 2010[4] CD single

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Swedish House Mafia on using Pharrell's vocal for One (Your Name)". MusicRadar. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Music - Singles Review - Swedish House Mafia: 'One (Your Name)'". Digital Spy. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
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  8. ^ " – Swedish House Mafia – One" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ " – Swedish House Mafia – One" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "Swedish House Mafia Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Swedish House Mafia. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201041 into search.
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  13. ^ "Swedish House Mafia Featuring Pharrell Album & Song Chart History". Billboard European Hot 100 Singles for Swedish House Mafia Featuring Pharrell. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  14. ^ " – Les charts français" (in French). Les classement de telechargement single.
  15. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Swedish House Mafia > One (your Name) Feat.pharrell –" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  16. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  17. ^ "Chart Track: Week 33, 2010". Irish Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Swedish House Mafia search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  19. ^ "Dance Chart :: Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video" (in Polish). Polish Music Charts. 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  20. ^ Romanian Top 100: April 3 - April 9, 2011
  21. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201043 into search.
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  23. ^ " – Swedish House Mafia – One". Swiss Singles Chart.
  24. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-08-07" UK Dance Chart.
  25. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-08-07" UK Singles Chart.
  26. ^ "Swedish House Mafia Album & Song Chart History". Hot Dance Club Songs for Swedish House Mafia. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  27. ^ " - Dutch charts portal". (in Dutch). Hung Medien / Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  28. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  29. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2011". Ultratop & Hung Medien / 
  30. ^ "Certificeringer - Swedish House Mafia - One" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Italian single certifications – Swedish House Mafia – One" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Swedish House Mafia in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically
  32. ^ "Swedish House Mafia - One" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  33. ^ "British single certifications – Swedish House Mafia and Pharrell – One (Your Name)". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter One (Your Name) in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  34. ^ "Certificeringer - Swedish House Mafia - One" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  35. ^ "CDON". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  36. ^ "Ladda ner: Swedish House Mafia - One (Your Name) [feat. Pharrell] - Download - MP3 - On Demand - CDON.COM". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 

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