Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s “Murder on the Dancefloor” became a viral hit thanks to Saltburn, and its popularity won’t be fading away anytime soon. Ellis-Bextor has been invited to perform her signature hit at the upcoming BAFTA Awards.
“Murder on the Dancefloor” has been embraced by the fans of Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn after being featured in the film’s final scene. Saltburn is coming into this year’s BAFTAs with five nominations, and the mastermind behind this award show decided to invite Ellis-Bextor to hit the iconic Royal Festival Hall stage in London on February 18.
“Murder on the Dancefloor” catapulted Ellis-Bextor back to stardom after being featured in Saltburn. It became her first song to enter the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, re-peaked at No. 2 in the UK, and she even decided to re-release it on vinyl following its newfound success.
Ellis-Bextor said it feels amazing to see people around the world discover this song, over two decades after its initial release in 2001.
“I feel like it’s kind of starting to turn into something where it might mean I go places I haven’t been for a while… Mainly, I think it’s just a really good example of what I’ve always loved about what I do, which is that you have to be open to the unexpected,” she told Forbes.