Be the One (Dua Lipa song)

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"Be the One"
Dua Lipa - Be the One.png
Single by Dua Lipa
from the album Dua Lipa
B-side
Released30 October 2015 (2015-10-30)
Format
Studio
  • TaP / Strongroom 7, London
  • Sony/ATV
GenreSynth-pop
Length3:22
LabelDua Lipa Limited
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Digital Farm Animals
  • Jack Tarrant
Dua Lipa singles chronology
"Be the One"
(2015)
"Last Dance"
(2016)

"Be the One" is a song by English singer Dua Lipa from her eponymous debut studio album (2017). It was written by Lucy Taylor, Digital Farm Animals and Jack Tarrant, and produced by Digital Farm Animals. The song was released on 30 October 2015 as the album's lead single.

The single attained chart success throughout continental Europe and Australia. After being sent to contemporary hit radio stations in the United Kingdom on 30 December 2016, "Be the One" entered the UK Singles Chart for the first time, peaking at number nine. It also became Lipa's second number one on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart in the United States.

Background and composition[edit]

"Be the One" is a synth-pop song.[1] In an interview with Nylon magazine, Lipa stated that the song is about "self belief, perseverance, and fighting for what you want [...] In this instance, it's about a relationship but really, this is an attitude I try to bring into everything in my life."[2]

Music videos[edit]

The first music video for "Be the One" was directed by Nicole Nodland and filmed in the streets of Soho, London.[3] It premiered on 29 October 2015.[2]

A second music video was released on 5 December 2016 on Vevo. It was directed by Daniel Kaufman and features American actor Ansel Elgort.[4][5]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download[6]
No.TitleLength
1."Be the One"3:22
Austrian, German and Swiss digital download – EP[7][8][9]
No.TitleLength
1."Be the One"3:23
2."New Love"3:59
3."Last Dance"3:49
4."Be the One" (With You Remix)5:45
5."Be the One" (Max + Johann Remix)4:06
6."Be the One" (music video)3:25
7."Last Dance" (music video)3:48
Digital download – remixes EP[10]
No.TitleLength
1."Be the One" (Shy Luv Remix)3:28
2."Be the One" (Dillistone Remix)3:47
3."Be the One" (Paul Woolford Remix)6:21
4."Be the One" (Take a Daytrip Remix)4:08
5."Be the One" (Ten Ven Remix)5:24
6."Be the One" (With You Remix)5:45
German CD single[11]
No.TitleLength
1."Be the One"3:23
2."Last Dance"3:49

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Dua Lipa.[12]

Recording

Personnel

  • Dua Lipa – lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Digital Farm Animals – production
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • John Hanes – engineering for mix
  • Lucy Taylor – backing vocals
  • Jack Tarrant – vocal production, guitar
  • Evelyn Yard – recording
  • John Davis – mastering

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[60] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Belgium (BEA)[61] Platinum 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[62] Gold 40,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[63] Gold 45,000^
Germany (BVMI)[64] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[65] 2× Platinum 100,000double-dagger
Netherlands (NVPI)[66] 2× Platinum 40,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[67] Gold 7,500*
Poland (ZPAV)[68] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Sweden (GLF)[69] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[70] Platinum 600,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 30 October 2015 Digital download Dua Lipa Limited [6]
29 January 2016 Digital download – remixes EP [10]
Austria 19 February 2016 Digital download – EP [7]
Germany [8]
Switzerland [9]
Germany 11 March 2016 CD single Vertigo [11]
United Kingdom 30 December 2016 Contemporary hit radio Dua Lipa Limited [71]
United States 21 March 2017 Warner Bros. [72]

See also[edit]

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