Sophie Ellis-Bextor releases “Murder on the Dancefloor” in 45 rounds

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor takes advantage of the viral success of her song in “ Saltburn » to come out « Murder on the Dancefloor “.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor will release her hit “ Murder on the Dancefloor » on vinyl for the first time. The song, which originally appeared on the singer’s debut album, Read My Lips, will be available on a limited edition red 45 rpm, as well as a limited edition red CD, from February 16. Both are available for pre-order now.

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The 2001 song has seen a resurgence in recent weeks thanks to its appearance in the film Saltburn by Emerald Fennell. The song is played during the film’s final scene in which its star, Barry Keoghan, dances naked – a scene which inspired a trend on TikTok, helping to propel the song up the charts and land it at number two in the Kingdom -United.

Ellis-Bextor herself recreated Keoghan’s dance on TikTok in a rainbow sequin outfit and with an antler headdress, while Paris Hilton used the song in a TikTok about her pregnancy. The singer recently spoke to the BBC about the song’s surprise viral success. “ It’s really magical, honestly, I don’t think I quite understand yetshe said. It’s extraordinary. It’s a song I’ve been singing for over 20 years. I still love singing it. I love the way people react when I sing it live. But for new people to discover it, for it to create new memories with people, it’s really beautiful. »

The singer added that when she allowed Fennell to use the song, she could never have imagined that it would become a hit again. “ One of the things I never prepared for was the fact that when you release something into the world, any new music, it goes off and goes its own way. We follow the journey a little, but it also goes where we don’t expect it to go. What happened with that song and the fact that it’s being heard by people who weren’t even alive when it came out is just spectacular. »

This song is part of the trend in recent years of older songs becoming popular again. “ Running Up That Hill » by Kate Bush became ubiquitous four decades after its release thanks to Stranger ThingsAnd ” Push » by Matchbox Twenty benefited from the enthusiasm of barbie last year, almost a quarter of a century after its release.


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