Sophie Ellis-Bextor reaps the rewards of the "Saltburn effect"

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor finally debuts on the Billboard Hot 100

The success of ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ continues. The subject of Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who has experienced tremendous revival Since its appearance in the acclaimed ‘Saltburn’, it is behaving as if it were a new release… even though the reality is that it was published 23 years ago.

The song plays in one of the key moments of the film: right in the final scene, where Barry Keoghan’s character dances naked to the rhythm of the tune. And, as has become common since the rise of platforms like TikTok, it is enough for an edit or a scene to go viral on social networks for the song that accompanies it to also become viral. Exactly what has ended up happening.

For the first time in her career, the artist has positioned one of her songs within Billboard’s Hot 100, as ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ debuted this week on the most important chart in the United States in position 98. She did so after accumulate 3.8 million views in the North American country in just the last few days.

In an interview with the BBC, Sophie Ellis-Bextor confessed that the situation is “really magical” and that she has not “completely assimilated it.” «It is a song that I have been singing for more than 20 years. I still like to sing it. I love how people react when I sing it live. But for new people to discover it, for it to create new memories for people, is something beautiful,” she says happily.

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