About Work the Dancefloor

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"About Work the Dancefloor"
Single by Georgia
from the album Seeking Thrills
Released28 March 2019 (2019-03-28)
Length3:14 (radio edit)
3:28 (album version)
  • Georgia
  • Sean Oakley
  • Mark Ralph
Georgia singles chronology
"Started Out"
"About Work the Dancefloor"
"Never Let You Go"
Music video
"About Work the Dancefloor" on YouTube

"About Work the Dancefloor" is a song by English musician Georgia. Co-written by Georgia and Mark Ralph, both of whom also produced the song alongside Sean Oakley, it was released by Domino Recording Company on 28 March 2019.

Background and composition[edit]

Georgia stated that "About Work the Dancefloor" was written "in response to the clubbing culture [she] experienced in cities whilst touring".[1] The song has been described as featuring "the tight electronic sequences of new wave", with its lyrics "as vulnerable as a handwritten note".[2] It also contains "driving, arpeggiated synth bassline" and "washed out, kaleidoscopic analogue synths".[3]

Release and promotion[edit]

In June 2019, remixes of the song by American DJ The Blessed Madonna were released.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Writing for Pitchfork, Michelle Kim called the hook "provocative" and praised Georgia's "disarmingly tender vocals".[5] James Rettig of Stereogum deemed the song an "absolute powerhouse of a track".[6]


"About Work the Dancefloor" won the 2019 Popjustice £20 Music Prize.[7] The song also topped PopMatters' Best Dance Tracks of 2019 list.[8] In 2020, it received NME Award nominations for Best British Single and Best Song in the World.[9]


Chart (2019) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 44
Mexico (Mexico Airplay)[11] 5

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 28 March 2019 Domino [12]


  1. ^ Kenneally, Cerys (29 March 2019). "Georgia delivers infectious synth-pop on new single "About Work The Dancefloor"". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  2. ^ Richardson, Mark (8 January 2020). "'Seeking Thrills' by Georgia Review: Finding Freedom on the Dance Floor". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  3. ^ Carr, Paul (9 January 2020). "Georgia's 'Seeking Thrills' Is the Embodiment of What It Means to Come Alive on the Dancefloor". PopMatters. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  4. ^ Murray, Robin (21 June 2019). "The Black Madonna Remixes Georgia's 'About Work The Dancefloor'". Clash. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  5. ^ Kim, Michelle (28 March 2019). ""About Work the Dancefloor" by Georgia Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  6. ^ Rettig, James (7 January 2020). "Georgia 'Seeking Thrills' Album Review: Dance Floor Euphoria". Stereogum. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  7. ^ Robinson, Peter (20 September 2019). "2019's Twenty Quid winner: Georgia's About Work The Dancefloor". Popjustice. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  8. ^ Lathan, Ryan (19 December 2019). "The Best Dance Tracks of 2019". PopMatters. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  9. ^ "2020 NME Awards Winners: The Complete List". Billboard. 13 February 2020. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Georgia – About Work The Dancefloor" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Georgia Chart History: Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  12. ^ "About Work the Dancefloor (Edit) – Single by Georgia". Apple Music. Retrieved 9 June 2020.

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