One More Time (Daft Punk song)
|"One More Time"|
|Single by Daft Punk featuring Romanthony|
|from the album Discovery|
|Released||30 November 2000|
|Daft Punk singles chronology|
Daft Punk – "One More Time"
"One More Time" is a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, first released as a single on 30 November 2000 and later included in the 2001 album Discovery. It is a French house song featuring a vocal performance by Romanthony that is stylistically Auto-Tuned. The music video of the song forms part of the 2003 animated film, Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.
"One More Time" was a moderate commercial success, charting at number one on the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique, number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, and is one of the duo's few charting songs in the United States, reaching number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In addition to commercial success, "One More Time" was also a critical hit. The song has also received multiple accolades. The song is listed at number 5 on Pitchfork's top 500 songs of the 2000s. Rolling Stone listed it at number 33 of their top 100 songs of the decade (2000–2009) as well as number 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. Also, "One More Time" was ranked at number 11 on the prestigious The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop annual year-end critics' poll.
"One More Time" was completed as early as 1998, where it remained "sitting on a shelf" until its eventual release in 2000. It prominently features a vocal performance written and sung by Romanthony. As stated by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, "we thought the funkiness of his voice fit the funkiness of the music." The song was considered an example of French house's frequent use of audio filters, featuring heavily processed and auto-tuned vocals. The album version of the track includes a two-minute breakdown. 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." 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." 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.||”|
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, but this is uncredited in the Discovery liner notes. Bangalter reportedly denied using any samples for the song. A later report however indicated that sampling "More Spell on You" had been officially approved.
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" and the UPN/CW television mystery-drama Veronica Mars second season episode "I Am God". 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".
The music video features scenes which would later form part of Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, a 2003 anime film that acts as a visual realization of Discovery. The video features a pop band of humanoid 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.
CD-maxi single (Virgin – 724389721126):
|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 ends with a fade out.
In both Daft Punk's native France and Canada, "One More Time" topped the national singles charts. In the United States, "One More Time" peaked at number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100 (tying with previous Daft Punk hit, "Around the World"); by June 2013 it had sold 1,052,000 digital copies there, and became Daft Punk's first million-seller. "One More Time" peaked at number one on the dance chart in the same country. On the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles chart, the song debuted at number one, one of the few songs to do so.
In the United Kingdom, "One More Time" peaked at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, Daft Punk's highest-charting single in the country until "Get Lucky" reached number one in 2013; the song also topped the dance chart. It was also a hit in Australia, debuting at number 46 and peaking at number 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
"Les Rois du monde" by Philippe d'Avilla, Damien Sargue and Grégory Baquet
|French (SNEP) number-one single
18 November 2000
"Les Rois du monde" by Philippe d'Avilla, Damien Sargue and Grégory Baquet
"Livin' for Love" by Natalie Cole
|Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
30 December 2000 – 6 January 2001
"The Underground" by Celeda
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