In the words of Sophie Ellis-Bextor, you better not kill the groove!
Well, it would be nice to hear some more disco groove on the radio (especially the states) so how about some more Bextor disco-filled euphoria?
‘Murder On The Dancefloor’, one of Bextor’s biggest hits to date, is recognized worldwide in Europe, even today, for being one of the grooviest dance club songs of the 2000’s decade. In fact, it was the most played song of 2002 in all of Europe!
You might also remember ‘Groove Jet’, a collaboration song she did with DJ Spiller, that was certified Platinum in the U.K. for selling units of 600,000. It was even a Hot Dance Club Play star song, where it peaked at number 3.
The light and dainty gal even covered one of Cher’s disco classics, ‘Take Me Home’. Cher’s management (even CHER herself) weren’t too keen on Bextor’s cover/version noting its overly new sexual lyrics. Yikes!
Nonetheless, since Cher didn’t write the song herself and Bextor got the okay from the publishers, she didn’t really care for the negative response. P.S. it became her first solo artist hit where it peaked at number 2 on the U.K. singles chart. It was also certified silver for selling 200,000 + units. No negatives there folks!
Her recent album release, Wanderlust (released January 2014), delved into the indie pop realm away from her usual dance, disco and electro-pop filled world. It may not have been as successful as her first two albums, but it was a new direction for the disco princess and we applaud it!
However, perhaps a compilation album could come sometime soon? Even better how about another Read My Lips -esque album? Or a more better promoted single like ‘Me & My Imagination’?
The possibilities are endless but in conclusion, disco is what we want back from Miss. Bextor.
We’ll be waiting! In the meantime, we’ll just groove away patiently to ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’! x