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One Time


"One Time" is the debut song of Justin Bieber. It is the first single released from his debut EP, My World. It was first solicited to mainstream and rhythmic radio on May 18, 2009. It was released via digital download in the United States and Canada on July 7, 2009, and was released in several other countries during autumn 2009.

The song has multiple acoustic versions. A free acoustic version of One Time was released on MTV's Discover and Download page.[1] Another acoustic version of the song, called the "My Heart Edition" was released to iTunes on December 22, 2009. Justin released an acoustic album My Worlds Acoustic which had a more mature acoustic version and released on November 26, 2010

Background Edit

Justin Bieber recorded the song at RedZone's Triangle Sound Studios in Savannah, Georgia a few hours away from Bieber's then current home of Atlanta, Georgia. Bieber also recorded some of the track at The Boom Boom Room in Burbank, California. Mixing was done in Atlanta at Silent Sound Studios by Jaycen-Joshua Fowler and Dave Pensado.

Music video Edit

One Time
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General information
Shot April 26, 2009
Director(s) Vashtie Kola
Length 4:02
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The music video, directed by Vashtie Kola, was posted by Bieber on his YouTube channel on June 13, 2009, almost a month before the single was released to iTunes.[2] Bieber's mentor, Usher and one of his closest friends, Ryan Butler make appearances in the video. Bieber made a comment stating "It was really cool going from my webcam to professional videos".[3]


In the music video, Usher, Bieber and Butler all portray themselves as the latter two are at Usher's house playing video games. Bieber receives a phone call from Usher, in which he asks him if could he watch the house until he gets back. After agreeing, Bieber holds a house party and tries to get close to one girl in particular, played by Kristen Rodeheaver, but is disappointed because he thought they were bonding but at the end of the video when they are sitting together at the pool, she kisses him on the cheek, then leaves. Originally, Rodeheaver and Bieber were supposed to hold hands and jump into the pool, but it was too cold. He then stands up and gets caught by Usher.

Performances Edit

My Heart EditionEdit

One Time (My Heart Edition)
Originally, an acoustic version of "One Time" was set to be released on iTunes on October 27, 2009. However plans were changed, and a week before the release, Bieber announced that a new song, "Love Me" would be released. Bieber later on announced on December 19, 2009, that an "exclusive unplugged Christmas version" of "One Time" would be released to iTunes the following Tuesday.[4] The song was released a day early on December 21, 2009. The cover art for the single features a still from the music video from "One Less Lonely Girl". Kyle Anderson of MTV stated that the song "strips away the original track's synths and technology and leaves only Bieber's able voice". Bieber performed the acoustic version of the song when he guest starred on True Jackson, VP, during a live session with MTV, and on Blue Peter. It is featured on the Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 12 album.

Acoustic VersionEdit

An acoustic version of "One Time" appeared on Justin's album, My Worlds Acoustic.

J-Stax Remix Edit

This song appears on the Japanese edition of the album Never Say Never: The Remixes.

LyricsEdit

[Intro]
Aye, aye, aye, aye, aye, aye, aye, aye
Me plus you (I'ma tell you one time)
Me plus you (one time, I'ma tell you one time)
Me plus you (one time, I'ma tell you one time)
One time (one time)
One time

[Verse 1]
When I met you girl my heart went knock, knock
Now them butterflies in my stomach won't stop, stop
And even though it's a struggle, love is all we got
So we gon' keep keep climbin' till the mountain top

[Pre-Chorus]
Your world is my world
And my fight is your fight
And my breath is your breath
When you're hurt, I'm not right

[Chorus]
And girl you're my one love
My one heart, my one life for sure
Let me tell you one time (girl I love, girl I love you)
I'ma tell you one time (girl I love, girl I love you)
And I'ma be your one guy
You'll be my number one girl
Always making time for you
I'ma tell you one time (girl I love, girl I love you)
I'ma tell you one time (girl I love, girl I love you)

[Verse 2]
Your love's so deep, you know that it humbles me
You by my side, them troubles them not trouble me
Many have called but the chosen is you
Whatever you want shawty I'll give it to you

[Pre-Chorus]
Your world (your world) is my world
And my fight (my fight) is your fight
And my breath is your breath
When you're hurt, I'm not right

[Chorus]
And girl you're my one love
My one heart, my one life for sure
Let me tell you one time (girl I love, girl I love you)
I'ma tell you one time (girl I love, girl I love you)
And I'ma be your one guy
You'll be my number one girl
Always making time for you
I'ma tell you one time (girl I love, girl I love you)
I'ma tell you one time (girl I love, girl I love you)

[Bridge]
Shawty right there
She's got everything I need and I'ma tell her one time (one time, one time)
Give you everything you need, down to my last dime
She makes me happy, I know where I'll be
Right by your side 'cause she is the one for me, yeah

[Chorus]
And girl you're my one love
My one heart, my one life for sure
Let me tell you one time (girl I love, girl I love you)
I'ma tell you one time (girl I love, girl I love you)
And I'ma be your one guy
You'll be my number one girl
Always making time for you
I'ma tell you one time (one time)
I'ma tell you one time (one time)

[Outro]
Me plus you (I'ma tell you one time)
Me plus you (one time, I'ma tell you one time)
Me plus you (one time, I'ma tell you one time)
One time (one time)
One time


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