“One Sweet Day” received widespread acclaim from critics, many of whom praised its lyrical content and vocals, as well as calling it a standout track from Daydream. It was ranked first in Rolling Stone’s reader’s poll for the Best Collaboration of All Time. The song spent 16 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, becoming the longest-running number one song in the chart’s history at the time, a record held for 23 years. Subsequently, Billboard ranked it as the ninth best charting single of the 1990s. Internationally, the song topped the charts in Canada and New Zealand and reached the top ten in Australia, Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.