One Day (Matisyahu song)

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"One Day"
Single by Matisyahu
from the album Light
Released June 23, 2009
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Reggae fusion, hip hop
Length 3:27 (Album Version)
3:40 (Pop Edit feat. Akon)
3:28 (World Cup Edit feat. Nameless)
Label Epic, JDub Records, Or Music
Writer(s) Bruno Mars, Ari Levine, Matthew Miller and Philip Lawrence
Producer(s) David Kahne, Eric Krasno & Adam Deitch, Prince Ben, Stephen McGregor (Son of Freddie), Fish and Norwood from Fishbone, and Sly & Robbie.
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Matisyahu singles chronology
"Jerusalem"
(2006)
"One Day"
(2009)
"Miracle"
(2010)

"One Day" is a song by Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu, first released in 2009, his first single since Jerusalem (Out of the Darkness Comes Light). The song was also included as a last-minute addition to Matisyahu's album Light. The song expresses a hope for an end to violence and a prayer for a new era of peace and understanding. It appeared on the Modern Rock Chart at number 21 and at number 38 on the US Rock Chart, also in March 2010 it debuted on Billboard Hot 100 at number 90 and reached number 85. The song was featured on the video game NBA 2K10, which was released on October 6, 2009.

In an interview with Matisyahu "'One Day' is the song I've been wanting to make since I started my career," Matisyahu tells Spinner. "It is an anthem of hope with a big beat, the kind of song that makes you bob your head and open your heart at the same time."[1]

Remix[edit]

The official remix for the song features Akon and was released to radio stations in January 2010. A second remix featuring Infected Mushroom was released in February 2010.

There is a version of the song featured on the Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album featuring Nameless.

Uses in other media[edit]

  • On June 4, 2011, Palestinian mixed martial artist Ramsey Nijem used the song as his entrance music for his fight against Tony Ferguson in keeping with the song's universal message of peace and understanding
  • The song was also included in the Playlist Track of the game, NBA 2K10
  • The song plays when Annie arrives in Israel in the third season of Covert Affairs
  • The song was used for the Life Vest Inside Kindness Boomerang, a short film featuring good works and kindness[5]
  • The song was used by SportTV on its coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Video[edit]

The music video shows a number of people hanging and viewing posters of Matisyahu.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009–2010) Peak
position
Israel (Media Forest)[6] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 85
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 21
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 35
U.S. Billboard Rock Songs 38
Japan Hot 100 37

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