One Day at a Time

Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Euphoria, which is Latin singer Enrique Iglesias' first bilingual album. The song features Senegalese-American R&B singer-songwriter Akon, who also co-wrote the tune along with Iglesias, producer RedOne and Frankie Storm.
  • Akon entered the mix after he stopped by the studio to visit and asked if he could record vocals. Iglesias told MTV News: "The Akon thing was spontaneous. He was like, 'Can I jump on ["One Day at a Time"]?' "
  • Iglesias confessed to Sigal Ratner-Arias of the Associated Press: "It was one of the most difficult for me. It is a song that I wrote with RedOne a few times because I wasn't happy with the melody. I didn't get it right until the third time!"

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Annie Haslam of Renaissance

Annie Haslam of RenaissanceSongwriter Interviews

The 5-octave voice of the classical rock band Renaissance, Annie is big on creative expression. In this talk, she covers Roy Wood, the history of the band, and where all the money went in the '70s.

Bible Lyrics

Bible LyricsMusic Quiz

Rockers, rappers and pop stars have been known to quote the Bible in their songs. See if you match the artist to the biblical lyric.

Keith Reid of Procol Harum

Keith Reid of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

As Procol Harum's lyricist, Keith wrote the words to "A Whiter Shade Of Pale." We delve into that song and find out how you can form a band when you don't sing or play an instrument.

David Paich of Toto

David Paich of TotoSongwriter Interviews

Toto's keyboard player explains the true meaning of "Africa" and talks about working on the Thriller album.

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary MachineSong Writing

Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.

Facebook, Bromance and Email - The First Songs To Use New Words

Facebook, Bromance and Email - The First Songs To Use New WordsSong Writing

Do you remember the first time you heard "email" in a song? How about "hater" or "Facebook"? Here are the songs where they first showed up.