Music Gets the Best of Me

"Music Gets the Best of Me"
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Single by Sophie Ellis-Bextor
from the album Read My Lips
Released 4 November 2002
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded 2002
Genre Dance-pop, house
Length 3:45
Label Universal 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)
" Get Over You / Move This Mountain"
(2002)
"Music Gets the Best of Me"
(2002)
" Mixed Up World"
(2003)

"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.

Music video

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.