“Young Blood” is a song by English recording artist Sophie Ellis-Bextor from her fifth studio album Wanderlust (2014). The song was released as the album’s lead single on 21 November 2013. It was co-written by Ed Harcourt and Ellis-Bextor; the former also produced it. The song is a chamber pop piano ballad, which features instrumentation from subdued drums and various string instruments. In the track, Ellis-Bextor sings with restrain, incorporating a low register in the verses and hitting her highest note in the chorus. A demo version of the track was offered online in March 2013.
“Young Blood” received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who complimented Ellis-Bextor’s vocals and the song’s tenderness. The song became her first single to enter the UK Singles Chart since her 2011 single “Bittersweet”. On its component UK Indie chart, the track peaked within the top five. Sophie Muller was commissioned to direct its video, which shows Ellis-Bextor on a pier and inside a living room. The song was performed on some television programmes in the United Kingdom.
“Today the Sun’s on Us” is a song by the English recording artist Sophie Ellis-Bextor from her third studio album Trip the Light Fantastic (2007). It was written by Ellis-Bextor alongside Steve Robson and Nina Woodford, while production was helmed by Jeremy Wheatley and Brio Taliaferro. A pop ballad, it contains electric and bass guitar; its melancholic lyrics address living the “good times”. The track served as the third single from the album, and was released on 6 August 2007 as a CD single.
Critical response to “Today the Sun’s on Us” was mixed—some appreciated the overall tone of the song, and others criticized Ellis-Bextor’s vocal performance. Commercially, the song had very limited success, peaking at number 64 on the UK Singles Chart. An accompanying music video was filmed in Iceland, and features Ellis-Bextor and her boyfriend stealing a couple.
“Take Me Home” is a song by American singer Cher from her 1979 fifteenth album of the same name. A disco song, it was conceived after Cher was recommended to venture into said genre, after the commercial failure of her previous albums. The lyrics center around the request of a woman to be taken home by her lover. It was released as the album’s lead single in January 1979 by Casablanca Records, pressed as a 12″ single.
Music critics gave positive reviews of “Take Me Home”, who highlighted its sound and melody. The single fared well in the United States charts, peaking at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and entering three of its component charts. In Oceania, it entered the singles chart of New Zealand at #49. It was also a hit in Canada, reaching the Top 10 of the singles chart.
In 2001, English singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor covered the song for her debut studio album Read My Lips. It served as her debut solo single after being signed by Polydor Records. Her version contains new lyrics and a disco-tinged instrumental, and elicited a mostly positive response from critics; it also enjoyed commercial success. However, Cher’s management was reportedly critical of this version.
“Starlight” is a pop song released by British singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor as the sixth overall single from her fourth studio album, Make a Scene. It was released on 5 June 2011, in the United Kingdom as a digital download, a week before the release of the album. Ellis-Bextor appeared on various talk shows to promote the single prior to its release. The song also served as the lead single in Australia and Italy, released on 23 September 2011 a week ahead of the album release there. It’s her first single as an independent artist with her label EBGB’s.
“Not Giving Up on Love” is a collaboration between Dutch music producer and DJ Armin van Buuren and English singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor. It was released on 20 August 2010 as the second single from van Buuren’s fourth studio album, Mirage, and the fourth single from Ellis-Bextor’s fourth studio album, Make a Scene.
The song was written by Australian songwriters Olivia Nervo and Miriam Nervo and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. It premiered on BBC Radio 2’s The Dermot O’Leary Show on 11 July 2010 when it was performed in an acoustic version by Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The extended version debuted on Armin van Buuren’s radio show A State of Trance on 12 August 2010. On 5 December 2010 it was announced that the song entered the 2010 edition of the Q Top 1000 of all time, compiled by listeners of Dutch radio station Q-Music, on number 545. In the 2011 edition of the Q Top 1000 of all time, the song landed at number 409. The song was nominated at the “2011 International Dance Music Awards” in the category of “Best Commercial Dance Track” and “Best Trance Track”, for which it won the award.
“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 #14 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also had two different music videos.
There are two different music videos for the song. Both are directed by Sophie Muller. The first shows Ellis-Bextor in a typical British 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 her headphones 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.
“Murder on the Dancefloor” is a song written by Gregg Alexander and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, produced by Alexander and Matt Rowe for Ellis-Bextor’s first album Read My Lips. After the release of “Take Me Home” in August 2001, Ellis-Bextor released her best-selling single to date in December 2001.
The song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, stayed on the charts for twenty-three weeks, and became the most played song of 2002 in all of Europe, becoming a top ten hit all around the world, except in the United States, where the song was not published as a physical single.
“Get Over You” and “Move This Mountain” are two songs recorded by British pop singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The two tracks were both released as a double A-side single on 10 June 2002. The former track was taken off the Read My Lips album reissue, while the latter was an album track in the original album release.
The single was Ellis-Bextor’s third top 3 hit, peaking at number three on the UK Singles Chart.
“Mixed Up World” is a song by British singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor, released in 2003 as the first single from her second studio album, Shoot from the Hip. It peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart. It was considered somewhat of a success. The single includes an easy-listening, chillout B-side, called “The Earth Shook the Devil’s Hand”. The video for the song features various dancers wearing a mix of bright and dark colours. It also features men in bowler hats as Sophie moves between giant black and white punctuation marks. It was directed by Rupert Jones. It was the first video that shows Sophie’s blonde hairstyle. A short clip from the video was featured in an ad on Australia’s VH1 channel in June 2006. “Mixed Up World” sold 35,000 copies in the United Kingdom.
“Me and My Imagination” is a song by British recording artist Sophie Ellis-Bextor for her third studio album, Trip the Light Fantastic (2007). It was written by Ellis-Bextor, Hannah Robinson and co-written and produced by Matt Prime. It is a dance-pop, disco song and its lyrics advise an overeager suitor to play harder to get. Some critics noted that it recalls the songs from her first studio album, Read My Lips (2001).
The song was released as the album’s second single in May 2007, reaching number twenty-three on the UK Singles Chart. It received acclaim from music critics, who named it a brilliant and irresistible slice of pop. The lyrics were also praised, with many of whom commending the singer for the smart lyrical concept. The song was prominently used in several episodes of the Spanish television series Supermodelo, the Spanish version of America’s Next Top Model.