“One More Time” by Daft Punk
Daft Punk’s “One More Time” is a song in which the listener is encouraged to “don’t stop the dancing”. The implication is that this individual, as well as the DJ and other party people in the house, have been going at it for an extended period of time.
So it’s almost like the vocalist is saying ‘let’s just get one more dance in’ before shutting down for the night. Or viewed differently, the celebration is still ongoing and apparently is not going to end soon.
But all of that said, we already know with acts like Daft Punk that a song’s meaning, especially when they are of the dance variety, is never intended to be too intricate in the first place. And accordingly the thesis sentiments of this piece are simply to “celebrate and dance so free”.
When did Daft Punk Release “One More Time”?
November 13th, 2000 was the date they released it. And “One More Time” was a single from the their famous “Discovery” album.
“One More Time” was written by Daft Punk in association with “singer/songwriter Anthony Moore. Daft Punk, however, handled the song’s production tasks all by themselves. They therefore receive sole production credits in that regard.
“One More Time” receives Grammy Nomination
At the Grammy Awards in the year 2002, the song got nominated for the award, “Best Dance Recording”. It, however, lost to Janet Jackson’s “All for You” in a category which included the following songs:
- “I Feel Loved” performed Depeche Mode
- “Out of Nowhere” performed by Gloria Estefan
- “Angel” performed by Lionel Richie
The song was listed at number 33 of Rolling Stone’s list of the best songs of the decade. Again, Rolling Stone placed it at number 307 on their iconic list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
Below is how “One More Time” performed on the global charts. It actually reached number 1 in Britain, Canada and Portugal, among other places.
- US (61)
- UK (1)
- Spain (3)
- Scotland (2)
- Portugal (1)
- Poland (6)
- New Zealand (10)
- Italy (5)
- Ireland Dance (1)
- Greece (4)
- Germany (7)
- France (1)
- Finland (8)
- Canada (1)
- Belgium Dance (1)
- Australian Dance (2)
Who is the singer on “One More Time”?
He is the late American singer Romanthony (Anthony Moore). Romanthony also co-wrote “One More Time” along with Daft Punk.
Romanthony unfortunately passed away at the age of 45 in 2013. According to his family, he died from kidney related issues.
Daft Punk’s “Discovery” Album
Virgin Records released Discovery internationally on March 12, 2001. According to Daft Punk, this album was their approach to discovering and exploring musical structures and forms. They also stated that the album reflects how they listened to music in their childhood, thus, in a playful, ignorant, innocent, and open state of mind.
They recorded the album at the Daft house, their residence in Paris. A key activity in the creation of the album was the song sampling technique the duo used. They sampled several old classic songs, and their live instruments play recordings. The duo produced all the fourteen songs on the album.
Discovery earned the duo huge recognitions and high commercial sales. It was number one on the Belgium album chart, the French chart, and Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
It currently has received triple platinum certifications from SNEP (France), double platinum certifications from B.P.I. (United Kingdom), and many gold and platinum status from many album certification organizations of other countries. Discovery has sold over 2 million copies in Europe alone.