One (Sky Ferreira song)

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Sky Ferreira One.jpg
Single by Sky Ferreira
Released August 20, 2010 (2010-08-20)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Length 3:33
Label Parlophone
Producer(s) Bloodshy & Avant
Sky Ferreira singles chronology

"One" is a song by American recording artist Sky Ferreira. The song was written by Ferreira, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Magnus Lidehäll, Marit Bergman, and Pontus Winnberg, and produced by Bloodshy & Avant. It was released as a single on August 20, 2010.


"One" is a synthpop and Europop song.[1][2] It was written by Ferreira and Marit Bergman in less than thirty minutes,[3] and was produced by Bloodshy & Avant, who were responsible for some of Britney Spears' singles such as "Toxic", "Piece of Me", and "Radar".[4] Ferreira stated the song is about "being numb and wanting to feel love, happiness, sadness—anything, really. It's kind of like the Tin Man wanting a heart."[3] In an interview with Digital Spy, Ferreira elaborated on the meaning behind "One":

"It's about that point where you don't feel anything—you don't feel happy, you don't feel sad but you want to feel something. It's a situation I was in and I think everyone's been in. There's always someone in a relationship who wants more attention and starts trying too hard to please the other person. The thing is, the more you try to please that person, the less effort they make because they know you'll do anything they want. It's that stage I'm singing about on 'One'."[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

"One" entered the UK Singles Chart at number sixty-four for the week of August 29, 2010.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by photographer Rankin,[7] was released to Parlophone's YouTube channel on July 2, 2010. It consists mostly of close-ups of Ferreira in a red outfit on a flashing floor, singing into a shadeless lamp in a white room, jumping in slow motion, and pulling on a white parachute.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital EP[9]
  1. "One" – 3:33
  2. "One" (Logistics Remix) – 4:58
  3. "One" (BAR9 Remix) – 5:33
  4. "One" (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) – 4:32
  5. "One" (Style of Eye Remix) – 8:13
  6. "One" (video) – 3:00


Chart (2010) Peak
UK Singles Chart[6] 64


  1. ^ Ritchie, Kevin (October 25 – November 1, 2012). "Sky Ferreira – Ghost". Now. 32 (8). Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (March 7, 2011). "House Playlist: Sky Ferreira, Gold Panda, and Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx". Slant Magazine. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Catarinella, Alex (June 29, 2010). "Almost Famous Person Sky Ferreira Calls Famous People a Drag". BlackBook. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ Bain, Becky (June 1, 2010). "Sky Ferreira Releases "One" Awesome Track From Her Debut Album". Idolator. Spin Media. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ Levine, Nick (August 14, 2010). "Sky Ferreira". Digital Spy. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "SKY FERREIRA". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sky Ferreira premieres "One" music video.". The Prophet Blog. July 2, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sky Ferreira – One". Parlophone. YouTube. July 2, 2010. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ "One – EP by Sky Ferreira". iTunes Store US. Apple. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 

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