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Sophie Ellis-Bextor Re-Enters Top10

Following its feature in the comedy/thriller ‘Saltburn,’ Sophie Ellis-Bextor‘s classic ‘Murder On The Dance Floor’ makes its triumphant return to the music charts.

Appearing in the final scene of the November-released film that featured Barry Keoghan’s character, Oliver, dancing butt-naked, the now 44-year old singer/songwriter spoke to BBC News about the song’s sudden resurgence:

“It actually feels really magical. And if I’m honest, I don’t think I’ve completely processed it really,” “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 do it live.”

Peaked at #2 in December of 2001, Bextor is pleased that the composition has garnered the attention of a new generation of listeners thanks to the film.

“But for new people to be discovering it, for it to be making new memories with people is kind of beautiful.” “One of the things I never prepared for is the fact that when you release anything into the world, any new music, it goes off and has its own journey,” she noted. “And you’re along for the ride a bit, it also goes places you’re not expecting to go.” “So what’s happened with the song and how it’s got new people who weren’t even alive the first time it came out listening to it, it’s just spectacular.”

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Author: Al Denté

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