In Demand (song)

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"In Demand"
Single by Texas
from the album The Greatest Hits
B-side "Early Hours"
"Like Lovers (Holding On)"
Released 2 October 2000
Format CD single
Recorded 2000
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:26
Label Mercury Records
MERCD 528 / MERDD 528
Writer(s) Johnny McElhone / Sharleen Spiteri
Dallas Austin
Producer(s) Dallas Austin
Texas singles chronology
"When We Are Together"
(1999)
"In Demand"
(2000)
"Inner Smile"
(2000)

"In Demand" is the nineteenth single released in the UK by Scottish band Texas.[1] It was released in October 2000 as the first single from their multi-platinum album The Greatest Hits and reached number six on the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

CD1 (MERCD 528)[2]
  1. "In Demand" - 4:26
  2. "Early Hours" - 3:20
  3. "Like Lovers (Holding On)" - 4:35
  4. "In Demand" (Video) - 3:52
CD2 (MERDD 528)[3]
  1. "In Demand" (US Mix) - 4:15
  2. "In Demand" (Sunship Remix) - 5:26
  3. "In Demand" (Wookie Remix) - 4:49
  4. "In Demand" (Sunship Dub) - 5:25

Music video[edit]

The song, "In Demand", is a swipe by its protagonist (represented in the first person) at a former lover who once dated and then dumped her, but has made a concerted effort to win her back after she has found both fame and the love of another - now that she is "in demand." The singer makes it clear that she does not trust the ex's motives, thinking that he only wants her back because he is jealous now that she is not his. The single was accompanied by a music video which starred Alan Rickman alongside Spiteri. In it Spiteri is seen wrapped up in a parka jacket being driven through the night in the back of a chauffeured Bentley Azure. A suited Rickman strokes and comforts her while helicopters and motorbikes photograph them. When the car pulls in for petrol, Rickman pulls off Spiteri's parka jacket to reveal an evening dress underneath and they dance a tango together on the station forecourt. The Petrol forecourt scene was filmed at the Shell petrol station in Bordon, Hampshire.

In the early morning the car drives them into a seaside town and parks up outside a run down apartment block, where it is revealed that - contrary to what the scenario and the song lyrics have so far led us to believe - Spiteri's character is not a passenger in Rickman's Bentley, it is in fact the other way around - for as Rickman hauls a shabby backpack out of the boot and enters the building, Spiteri is driven away by her chauffeur.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 2
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 89
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[7] 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 49
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[9] 6

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