Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s “Murder on the Dancefloor” hit No. 2 in the UK following its release in 2001, and it’s back to its peak chart position. Ellis-Bextor’s hit song re-peaked at No. 2 two decades later, following a true renaissance it experienced after being featured in Saltburn.
Originally released as a single from Ellis-Bextor’s 2001 album Read My Lips, “Murder on the Dancefloor” is going stronger than ever over two decades after its originally peaked at No. 2. The song owes its resurgence to Emerald Fennell’s latest film Saltburn, which prominently featured this catchy disco hit in one of its most memorable scenes.
Ellis-Bextor discussed the song’s epic comeback with the Official Charts, and thanked all the fans, both new and old, for streaming the song and helping it reach new heights.
“One thing I’ve always loved about my work is its ability to surprise me. Murder on the Dancefloor is a song I’ve been singing for 20 years, and I’m on really good terms with it. I love singing it, I love performing it and what’s happening at the moment is kind of magical, actually,” said Ellis-Bextor.
In addition to re-peaking at No. 2 in the UK, “Murder on the Dancefloor” became her first song to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, after hitting No. 98 just last week.