One More Time (Daft Punk song)

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"One More Time"
Single by Daft Punk featuring Romanthony
from the album Discovery
Released 13 November 2000
Format CD single, 12-inch single
Recorded 1998
Length 5:20
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Thomas Bangalter
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Anthony Moore
Producer(s) Daft Punk
Daft Punk singles chronology
"Revolution 909"
"One More Time"
Music sample
Music video
"One More Time" on YouTube

"One More Time" is a song by electronic music duo Daft Punk, first released as a single on 13 November 2000[1] and later included in the 2001 album Discovery. It is a French house song featuring a vocal performance by Romanthony that is heavily auto-tuned and compressed.[2] "One More Time" peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart in 2000, and is one of the duo's few charting songs in the United States, reaching number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video of the song forms part of the 2003 animated film, Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.

The song is listed at #5 on Pitchfork Media's top 500 songs of the 2000s.[3] Rolling Stone listed it at #33 of their top 100 songs of the decade (2000–2009)[4] as well as #307 on its amended "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list in May 2010. It was voted by Mixmag readers as the greatest dance record of all time.[5]


"One More Time" was completed as early as 1998, where it remained "sitting on a shelf" until its eventual release.[6] It prominently features a vocal performance written and sung by Romanthony.[7] As stated by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, "we thought the funkiness of his voice fit the funkiness of the music."[8] The song's vocal features heavy processing and auto-tuning. When questioned on the effects, Thomas Bangalter stated "A lot of people complain about musicians using Auto-Tune. It reminds me of the late '70s when musicians in France tried to ban the synthesizer... What they didn't see was that you could use those tools in a new way instead of just for replacing the instruments that came before."[2] According to Bangalter, Romanthony enjoyed the alterations to his vocal on the track. "He has done a lot of different things and he always tries to innovate, which is what we like to do on our records. He never had his voice treated like an instrument like that."[2] He also elaborated:

We care less now than we used to about what critics say about our music. We liked the track, Romanthony liked it, we can be disappointed about what they said about the song, but still we liked it. It's just music, it's just entertainment, and as long as we believe in it that's what is important. It's what we wanted to do. We love to be able to use instruments the way we want to. Criticizing the Vocoder is like asking bands in the '60s, 'Why do you use the electric guitar?' It's just a tool... no big deal. Creation is interaction. The healthy thing is that people either loved it or hated it. At least people were not neutral. The worst thing when you make art is for people to not even be moved by it. Love and hate are interesting because it's deep and intense. It's one side of our music that people might be sensitive to and others might not.[9]

The single contains an eight-minute version of "One More Time" featuring extended vocals absent from the album version. An "unplugged" version was also released in the remix album Daft Club. The remix album also contains a remix of "Aerodynamic" by Daft Punk featuring elements of "One More Time". The "short radio edit" of "One More Time" from the single was later included in the compilation album Musique Vol. 1 1993–2005. A live version of "One More Time" coupled with "Aerodynamic" is featured in the album Alive 2007.

"One More Time" is believed to contain a sample of "More Spell on You" by Eddie Johns,[10] but this is uncredited in the Discovery liner notes. Bangalter reportedly denied using any samples for the song.[11] A later report however indicated that sampling "More Spell on You" had been officially approved.[10]

The song is featured in the Wii video game Boogie and PlayStation 3's SingStar. It also appeared in the MTV animated series Daria in the fifth season episode "Aunt Nauseam". Marc Mysterio released a cover version of "One More Time" featuring the vocals of Yardi Don. Bartouze and Crazibiza released a cover version of "One More Time" featuring parts of "More Spell on You".[12]

Music video[edit]

The music video features scenes which would later form part of Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, a 2003 Japanese anime film that acts as a visual realization of Discovery. The video features a pop band of blue-skinned aliens performing the song to a crowd on their home planet while a mysterious force approaches it. Like the rest of the feature film, it was directed by Kazuhisa Takenouchi under the visual supervision of Leiji Matsumoto.

Track listing[edit]

  • CD-maxi single (Virgin 8972112)
  1. "One More Time" (short radio edit) — 3:55
  2. "One More Time" (radio edit) — 5:20
  3. "One More Time" (club mix) — 8:00

Note: The length of the radio edit is identical to that of the album version, but it is structured differently.

Chart performance[edit]

In the United States, "One More Time" peaked at No. 67 in the Billboard chart; by June 2013 it had sold 1,052,000 digital copies there, and became Daft Punk's first million-seller.[13]

The song reached No. 2 in the UK chart. It was also a hit in Australia, debuting at No.46 and peaking at No. 10. It thus became Daft Punk's most successful song in Australia until "Get Lucky", the first single from their 2013 album Random Access Memories, topped the ARIA chart in 2013.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Les Rois du monde" by Philippe d'Avilla, Damien Sargue and Grégory Baquet
French (SNEP) number-one single
18 November 2000
Succeeded by
"Les Rois du monde" by Philippe d'Avilla, Damien Sargue and Grégory Baquet
Preceded by
"Livin' for Love" by Natalie Cole
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
30 December 2000 – 6 January 2001
Succeeded by
"The Underground" by Celeda


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