Over (Portishead song)

"Over" is the second single of the album Portishead by the trip hop trio of the same name. It was #25 in the UK Charts at the time of its release. It has been used in numerous TV shows and movies.[citation needed]

Single by Portishead
from the album Portishead
Released10 November 1997
Portishead singles chronology
"All Mine"
"Only You"

The promotional black-and-white music video directed by Chris Bran featured lead singer Beth Gibbons singing to the camera in the middle of the darkness and occasionally running from one spotlight to another.

Track listEdit

Original British CD

  1. "Over"
  2. "Over Remix"
  3. "Over Instrumental"

British CD "Over 2"

  1. "Over"
  2. "Half Day Closing" (NYC)
  3. "Humming" (NYC)


Chart (1997) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 159
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company)[2] 25

Cover versionsEdit

Ecuadorian electronic duo The Bunnies included a live version of the song in their 2016 eponymous EP.[3]

Musician Steve Adey covered the song on his 2017 LP Do Me a Kindness.

The track was sampled by RZA on the track "Kiss of a Black Widow".[4]


  1. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 2015-07-15". Imgur. Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
  2. ^ "Portishead". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  3. ^ "The Bunnies EP, by The Bunnies". The Bunnies. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  4. ^ "RZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard's 'Kiss of a Black Widow' - Discover the Sample Source". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2019-12-01.