One More Time

Album: Discovery (2000)
Charted: 2 61
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Songfacts®:

  • The singer on this track is New Jersey-born house producer Anthony Moore (aka Romanthony), whose vocals were heavily Auto-Tuned and compressed. Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter stated to Remix Magazine Online: "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."
  • The song's message of defying exhaustion and just keep on dancing is a house update of the Depression-era dance marathon book and movie, They Shoot Horses Don't They? The track's meaning is emphasized in its two minute breakdown when Romananthony gasps: "Celebrate... don't wait too late... mmm, no... you can't stop."
  • The song is believed to sample "More Spell On You" by Eddie Johns, but for some reason it wasn't credited in the Discovery liner notes. Bangalter reportedly denied using any samples for the tune.
  • This was voted by Mixmag readers in February 2013 as their Greatest Dance Track Of All Time. The magazine said the extended breakdown is "so soon into the track that it's almost the track itself, a confident inversion of the usual template that contributes to 'One More Time' being one of the single most suspenseful, dramatic slices of dance music ever made."

    The song was also listed at #5 on Pitchfork Media's top 500 songs of the 2000s and #33 on Rolling Stone's top 100 songs of the decade.
  • The song topped the charts in several countries including Canada and Daft Punk's native France.

Comments: 1

  • Romanong Kurong from PhilippinesI play this everytime I want to relax after a day's work. It does not fail to transport me from the Earth to outer space and back.
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