"Don't Tell Me That It's Over" is the first single released from Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald's (born 25 August 1987 in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire) second studio album, A Curious Thing, released on 26 February 2010 in Germany and on 1 March 2010 in the United Kingdom.
The song showcased a new musical style for Amy Macdonald, with a much heavier rock and less folk pop influenced sound than previous singles like "Mr. Rock and Roll". It features a distorted electric guitar sound.
Website Digital Spy commented on the song saying: "'Don't Tell Me That It's Over' is a glossier, rockier effort laced with strings that wouldn't shame a stadium-filler from Take That or Coldplay. As ever though, it's Macdonald's knack for a proper pop chorus and that irresistible Gaelic lilt that catch your ear, and her pointed lyrics that hold it. "Tell me what I'm meant to see, why are you preaching at me?" she asks popstars with A Worthy Cause fetish. Oh Bono, are you listening?"
Macdonald began writing songs for her second album in spring 2009, in a brief break from her touring commitments. For the first time she began poring through her old notebooks, looking at song ideas, unlike her debut which consists mainly of songs that she wrote straight away. Many of the tracks were inspired by real-life personalities or events from her daily life. The tracks were recorded at Weller's BlackBarn Studios in Surrey.