“ One Kiss ’’ is a song written and produced by the Scottish DJ Calvin Harris with the English singer Dua Lipa and Jessie Reyez. It was released on 6th April 2018 by Columbia Records and Sony Records. The Tropical House/ Euro Dance track is the second single from Harris’ upcoming untitled studio album.
Calvin Harris, the singer/songwriter/ record producer and DJ, is known for his collaborations with many other artists like Katy Perry, Rihanna and Sza to name a few and they’ve all successfully topped charts. The 22 years old singer/songwriter and model is the newly crowned Brit’s pop icon, and fans all over the world highly anticipated the collaboration.
The collaboration peaked at UK Singles Chart after one week of its release on YouTube for digital downloading and streaming and continued to stay on top of the chart for eight consecutive weeks. It became the longest-running Number One by a lead female artist this decade and the second longest running chart-topper of the century by a female artist in the UK.
‘’ One Kiss ’’ became Lipa’s second number one single and Calvin Harris’ ninth on the UK chart and both their longest-running Number One single. It also topped the charts in 26 other countries including the US Dance Club Songs. It reached the US Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at thirty-two, number two at the US Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Song and reached fourteen at the US Billboard mainstream Top Forty.
‘’ One Kiss ’’ is currently certified Gold in four countries- Belgium, Germany, New Zealand and Spain, and went platinum in Australia and UK in its first week of release.
The song is an upbeat, tropical & funk house, Euro dance, Deep House and Dance Pop with Dua Lipa providing the main vocals and the faded echoes behind the instrumentals. The song resonates 90s house and disco music while giving a mellow summery vibe with a tempo of 124 beats per minute.
The music video for ” One Kiss ’’ which was directed by Emil Nava premiered on 1st May 2018 on iTunes and YouTube the day later. It has so far been viewed over 147 million times on YouTube and features Dua Lipa dancing in a retro outfit in front of a bright, 90s disco-inspired tropical background. Calvin also makes an appearance in a sleek suit as a waiter holding a martini. The music video is 3:44 minutes long, stretching by more than a minute over the music.
“ One Kiss ’’ starts off a long dramatic instrumental followed with a muffled echo of Dua Lipa starting with the snappy chorus and slowly bursts into her clear vocals.
The composition of the track by Harris is a simple loop-style beat that blends into blissful deep house music with delicate ‘synths’ and Dua Lipa’s recognisably dreamy vocals.
The chorus has a catchy tune and ear-worming lyrics while the beat is fast-paced and upbeat. The 90s disco beats incorporated to the music is a fresh addition to the two experienced artists’ style, following their separately successful debut albums in different genres before.
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 30
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
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