One of the quietest, gentlest songs this year is Cyprus’ entry, “One Thing I Should Have Done” by John Karayiannis. It’s nice, but it’s not the sort of thing you’d dance to in a nightclub, right? Well, the Euroclub mix of the song has now been released – and it sounds amazing.
The remix by Pepperoni Mohawkx makes John’s lament over his lost love sound a bit more cheerful. He’s down, but he’s not out. Perhaps John has taken the advice of “Golden Boy” Nadav Guedj, whose song recommends using a night out to get over a broken heart. And with the acoustic guitar replaced by bangin’ synths, any resemblance to “More Than Words” is now a distant memory.
The new version of “One Thing I Should Have Done” comes with its own music video, shot on location in Cyprus, the snowy Slovakian capital Bratislava and Oxford Street in London. For much of the video John is standing on a traffic island in the middle of Oxford Street, cheerfully singing along to the song while the grey London streets erupt in colour. We also find him on a London shopping spree, trying on hats, clothes and even a onesie.
The original video for “One Thing I Should Have Done” is a serious affair in black and white, but the Euroclub version lets John show off his cheeky side. He is completely adorable and it seems like he’d be super fun to hang out with!
John Karayiannis – “One Thing I Should Have Done” (OTISHD Euroclub Mix)
What do you think of the remix of “One Thing I Should Have Done”? Would you dance to this? Should Cyprus have sent this version to Vienna instead? Leave your comments below.