“One Dance” gave Drake his very first No. 1 on the Hot 100 as a solo artist. After briefly ceding the top spot to Justin Timberlake, “One Dance” regained command of the chart for two more weeks. It’s easy to imagine it staying on the upper reaches of the Hot 100 for months – listeners gravitate to fluttery singles just like this one.
Remixing another singer’s hit is an easy way for artists to show their chops and gain a little bit of extra attention. Below, listen to some of the best ‘One Dance’ remixes and covers.
Fuego – “Un Baile”
Fuego’s reworking of “One Dance” was one of the first versions to get attention, and it remains one of the most compelling. If you remix one Drake song, odds are that you’ll remix another — Fuego also took a crack at “Hotline Bling” last year.
Stylo G – Dancehall Remix
The singer Mr. Vegas recently criticized Drake for borrowing from dancehall without properly crediting the genre’s artists. The English reggae singer Stylo G took a different approach, highlighting “One Dance” with this remix.
Koni Remix featuring Casey Malone
The Koni version of “One Dance” pushes the song towards the sound of Kygo, organizing the single around a blocky beat and arranging the melody in waves that rise and fall.
Conor Maynard x Drake – One Dance (Iulian Florea Remix)
Conor Maynard recorded his own version of “One Dance” that transformed Drake’s hit into a piano ballad. In an interesting twist, Iulian Florea then took that spare, beat-less version and scaled it back up with help from a rubbery rhythm.
Solidisco – One Dance (ft Gayatri Nair)
The Solidisco rendition of the track adds pleasing hand percussion and firm squirts of bass.
Shawn Mendes Acoustic Cover
As “Hotline Bling” climbed the charts, it attracted remixes and covers from a lot of big names. So far, fewer established artists have paid tribute to “One Dance,” but Shawn Mendes smoothly segued between a rendition of “Marvin’s Room” and “One Dance” during a recent acoustic performance.
Justin Bieber Snippet
Justin x drake remix!!! Ahh pic.twitter.com/UYNNWwtM0m
— jb (@Jelysandra) May 29, 2016
A small bit of a version of “One Dance” featuring Justin Bieber surfaced on the internet earlier this week. This combination is a no-brainer. Bieber showed his knack for light, dance-friendly fare on “What Do You Mean” and “Sorry;” he also showed his appreciation for “Hotline Bling.”
Gorgon City Cover
North London based duo Gorgon City reinvent Drake’s tropical “One Dance” as a smooth house track in a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance.