“One Dance” by Drake (ft. Wizkid and Kyla)

Considering the intensity of the lyrics of “One Dance” and its tone, Drake may not simply be requesting for one “dance” from his lover in the literal sense of the word.

The track begins with him talking about gripping her waist in different motions, possibly referring to dancing, but more likely signifying their intimate moments. The rapper then expresses how his life is filled with danger and people, particularly those on the streets looking to trouble him, yet he is willing to be loyal to his partner.

In the chorus, the narrator tells his partner that he desires another dance with her, while under the influence of alcohol, before he hits the road again. The second verse sees the artist detailing his journey in his music career, while admonishing his partner to stay with him and not waste time arguing. The song ends with several references to dance moves and motions such as wining and backing up, which may simply signify this dance, or something deeper.

“One Dance” Facts

Primary Artist(s): Drake

Writing Team:

  • Drake
  • P. Jefferies
  • Wizkid
  • N. Shebib
  • Kyla
  • L. Reid
  • E. Reid
  • L. Sama
  • C. Johnson

Production Team:

  • P. Jefferies
  • N. Shebib
  • Maphorisa
  • WizKid

On which album does “One Dance” appear?

It was the second single that Drake and his team issued from his “Views” album. Both song and album came out in April of 2016.

What genre is “One Dance”?

It is a dancehall as well as a pop song. Furthermore, it can be classified as an afrobeats tune thanks to the involvement of Nigerian artist Wizkid.

Chart Performance

  • United States: 1
  • United Kingdom: 1

Covers

Different versions of this song have been recorded by a number of artistes including:

  • Zander in 2016
  • William Singe (also in 2016)

Honors

  • Number 7 on Billboard’s list of “100 Best Pop Songs of 2016”.

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