One More Time (Daft Punk song)

One More Time (Daft Punk song)
"One More Time"
Single by Daft Punk
from the album Discovery
Released 13 November 2000
Format CD, 12"
Recorded Summer 1998-2000
Genre Disco, house
Length 5:20 (album version/radio edit)
3:55 (short radio edit)
8:00 (club mix)
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Thomas Bangalter
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Anthony Moore
Producer Daft Punk
Daft Punk singles chronology
"Revolution 909"
"One More Time"
Music sample
Daft Punk - "One More Time"

"One More Time" is a song by Daft Punk first released as a single on 13 November 2000[1] and later included in the 2001 album Discovery. The song's vocal performance by Romanthony is heavily auto-tuned and compressed.[2] As part of the album, the track is featured in the introduction to the film Interstella 5555. "One More Time" remains their biggest commercial hit to date. It nearly topped the United Kingdom chart in 2000, instead peaking at #2, and was one of their few charting songs in the United States, reaching #61 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is also featured in the Wii video game Boogie and PlayStation 3's SingStar. Marc Mysterio released a cover version of "One More Time" featuring the vocals of Yardi Don. The song is currently Daft Punk's only #1 single in their home country of France.

The song is listed at #5 on Pitchfork Media's top 500 songs of the 2000s,[3] and #33 on Rolling Stone's top 100 songs of the decade (2000–2009)[4] as well as #307 on Rolling Stone's amended "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list in May 2010.



"One More Time" prominently features a vocal performance written and sung by Romanthony.[5] As stated by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, "we thought the funkiness of his voice fit the funkiness of the music."[6] 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.[7]

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,[8] but this is uncredited in the Discovery liner notes. Bangalter reportedly denied using any samples for the song.[9]

Music video

The music video featured scenes from the later released Japanese anime film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003).

Single track listing

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

  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

Chart positions

It was a surprise hit in Australia, debuting at number 46, and peaking at number 10, becoming Daft Punk's most successful song in Australia. In the UK it nearly topped the chart, peaking at number 2.

Chart (2000–2001)[10][11] Peak
Australian Singles Chart 10
Austrian Singles Chart 7
Canadian Singles Chart 1
Danish Singles Chart 11
Flemish Singles Chart 6
Dutch Singles Chart 14
New Zealand Singles Chart 10
Finnish Singles Chart 8
French Singles Chart 1
Irish Singles Chart 9
Italian Singles Chart 2
Swiss Singles Chart 6
UK Singles Chart 2
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Sales 1
US Billboard Hot 100 61
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


  1. ^ "One More Time" at Discogs
  2. ^ a b c Chris Gill, "ROBOPOP" Remix Magazine Online (May 2001) Interview[dead link]
  3. ^ Pitchfork: Staff Lists: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 20-1
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Anthony Moore (aka Romanthony) received songwriter credit in the liner notes of Discovery (2001) and full lyrical aknowledgement in the end credits of Interstella 5555 (2003).
  6. ^ Michael Hamersly, "Ask the DJ"[dead link] Miami Herald (10 November 2006).
  7. ^ Daft Punk (May 2001)
  8. ^ versions originales samples hip hop et funk 113 113 & intouchable 113 & j.mi sissoko
  9. ^ "Another Daft Punk single..." Retrieved on 10 July 2007.
  10. ^ "One More Time", Australian, Austrian, Danish, Dutch, French, New Zealander, Norwegian, Swedish, Swiss Charts Retrieved 15 December 2007.
  11. ^ Italian Charts Hit parade Italia. Retrieved 1 June 2008.

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