Friday, April 12, 2024

UPDATE “Saltburn” Retro Disco Hit “Murder on the Dance Floor” Goes Top 20 on iTunes, Number 1 Spotify Viral


Sophie Ellis Bexter is turning into the Kate Bush of 2024.

The Brit disco singer has hit number 1 on Spotify’s viral US singles chart with “Murder on the Dance Floor.” The song is featured at the end of the movie “Saltburn,” when star Barry Keogh dances naked through a castle he’s inherited by killing all of the family that owned it.

“Murder on the Dance Floor” has also hit number 19 on iTunes singles chart, a fact that may convince radio programmers to start adding it to their top 40. The people have spoken!

The song was originally released in 2002 and was a modest hit in the US, and much bigger in the UK. Producers of this year’s Oscars show should consider getting Ellis-Bexter to come perform the number to some montage or clip package, and have Keoghan do a little dance in his tuxedo.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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