Trending Tracks: TikTok Causes a Buzz, Shooting This Song Back up the Charts

Artist: Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Song: Murder on the Dancefloor
Album: Read My Lips
Time: 3:50
Genre: disco, alternative/indie, pop
BPM: 117
Category: warm-up, climb
Available: Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music

Music often circles back in surprising ways. Occasionally, tracks from artists who haven’t launched albums in years resurface on the charts. There are various reasons why a song might regain popularity and climb the charts years after its initial release, with inclusion in movie soundtracks frequently serving as a catalyst for resurgence. Due to the significant time gap between their original release and reintroduction, these songs often find themselves embraced by a new generation of listeners.

The iconic song by Sophie Ellis-Bextor was originally released in 2001 and is making a notable comeback after being showcased in Saltburn, igniting a viral TikTok craze. This song will also be performed at the 2024 BAFTA Awards (British equivalent of the Academy Awards).

“Murder on the Dancefloor” has since seen a major resurgence, climbing the Billboard 100 chart. The surge in streaming numbers triggered a TikTok trend where users imitate actor Barry Keoghan’s actions in the movie’s climactic scene. Ellis-Bextor herself participated in this TikTok trend.

This song is perfect for a slow, hard climb, but also would be fun to use as a first song to warm up, ignoring the beat.


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