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I Could Be The One

Avicii vs. Nicky Romero

Album Released as a single

Story of Song

‘I Could Be the One’ was initially named ‘Nicktim’, which is a combination of the producers’ names, Nick Rotteveel and Tim Bergling. A year after, the vocals were added, and when they fully mastered the track they named it ‘I Could Be the One’. The video is about a desperate woman who hates her life and everyday routine. Then the woman wakes up in a hotel room with a guy lying next to her, looking out to a balcony with a beach view. She then goes on to enjoy her life by walking on the beach, dancing, and having sex on a yacht. She later wakes up in her apartment to find out it was just a dream. She moves on with her life and becomes even more desperate, starting to destroy her office. Later, she buys a one-way ticket to Barbados, but as she’s crossing the street, she’s hit by a delivery van which is labeled 2Late.

Release date

Released on December 26, 2012


Nick Rotteveel – Arash Poumouri – Tim Bergling – Linus Wiklund – Jonnali Parmenius – Mans Wredenberg.


LE7ELS – Universal Music

Chart Rankings

US – 1

UK – 1


In the UK, ‘I Could Be the One’ topped the UK Singles Charts, becoming Avicii and Romero’s first number 1 single there. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Gold. In the US, the single peaked at number 1 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and Dance Club Songs. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Gold for sales over half a million copies. It also peaked at number 1 in Hungary, Poland and Scotland. The single reached the top 10 charts in several countries including Australia, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, and Sweden. It was certified Triple Platinum in Australia, Platinum in Italy and Venezuela, and Gold in Belgium and New Zealand. The single was streamed 3.6 million times in Denmark and was certified Double Platinum.

Artist’s age on release date

Avicii and Nicky Romero were both 23 years old.

Cover Versions

Beth – amateur artists covered this song on YouTube.

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