Music Gets the Best of Me

"Music Gets the Best of Me" is a song by British singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor, released as the fourth and final single from her debut solo album, Read My Lips. The single was one of two new tracks which appeared on the re-issue of the album in 2002. It peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart and number 15 in Italy and Romania. Two music videos were made for the song.

"Music Gets the Best of Me"
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Single by Sophie Ellis-Bextor
from the album Read My Lips
Released4 November 2002
FormatCD single, cassette single
Recorded2002
GenreDance-pop, house
Length3:45
LabelUniversal Music Group
Songwriter(s)Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Gregg Alexander, Matt Rowe
Producer(s)Gregg Alexander
Sophie Ellis-Bextor singles chronology
"Get Over You / Move This Mountain"
(2002)
"Music Gets the Best of Me"
(2002)
"Mixed Up World"
(2003)

Music videoEdit

There are two different music videos for the song. Both are directed by Sophie Muller. The first shows Ellis-Bextor in a tropical seaside setting, singing, playing, and dancing in daylight, both on the beach and in the water; at the end, she is at a night carnival. In much of the video, she wears headphones, as if listening to music. This video was the one released for television. The second video shows Ellis-Bextor going in to a dinner party uninvited; she puts on a CD and begins to perform, going from room to room; and ends by claiming that she had fun and leaving. This version was featured as an extra on her home video Watch My Lips.

Track listingsEdit

UK CD1

  1. "Music Gets the Best of Me" (single version) – 3:31
  2. "Music Gets the Best of Me" (Flip 'N' Fill Remix) – 6:08
  3. "Is It Any Wonder" (Jay's Bluesix Radio Edit) – 4:06

UK CD2

  1. "Music Gets the Best of Me" (single version) – 3:31
  2. "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" (live version) – 4:01
  3. "Everything Falls Into Place" (Busface Remix) – 5:07

Cassette single

  1. "Music Gets the Best of Me" (single version) – 3:31
  2. "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" (live version) – 4:01

12" vinyl

  1. "Music Gets the Best of Me" (single version) – 3:31
  2. "Music Gets the Best of Me" (Flip 'N' Fill Remix) – 6:08
  3. "Is It Any Wonder" (Jay's Bluesix Radio Edit) – 4:06

Australian single

  1. "Music Gets the Best of Me" (single version) – 3:31
  2. "Music Gets the Best of Me" (Flip 'N' Fill Remix) – 6:08
  3. "Get Over You" (Almighty Pop'd Up Mix) – 7:17
  4. "Murder on the Dancefloor" (Twin Murder Club Mix) – 7:13
  5. "Is It Any Wonder" (Jay's Bluesix Radio Edit) – 4:06
  6. "Everything Falls Into Place" (Busface Remix) – 5:07

ChartsEdit

Chart (2002–2003) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 28
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[2] 4
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[3] 4
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[4] 50
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 25
Italy (FIMI)[6] 15
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 76
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 25
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[9] 15
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 15
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 53
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Music Gets the Best of Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Music Gets the Best of Me" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Music Gets the Best of Me" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 20 no. 48. 23 November 2002. p. 9. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Music Gets the Best of Me". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Music Gets the Best of Me". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Music Gets the Best of Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Music Gets the Best of Me". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Romanian Top 100 – Issue nr: 17/2003". Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on 12 October 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2003.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Music Gets the Best of Me". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 January 2020.

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