Funky Dory (song)
|Single by Rachel Stevens|
|from the album Funky Dory|
|B-side||"I Got the Money"|
|Released||December 8, 2003|
|Producer(s)||David Eriksen for Murlyn Music|
|Rachel Stevens singles chronology|
"Funky Dory" is the second single from Funky Dory, the debut solo album by Rachel Stevens, released towards the end of 2003. It was produced by David Eriksen for Murlyn Music, and received a mixed reception from pop-music critics. The song is built around a sample of the David Bowie song "Andy Warhol".
The music video for "Funky Dory" was directed by Katie Bell, and filmed at an Old Post Office Basement in north London. The video is moody and lowly lit, which gives it a much darker feel compared to her previous video for "Sweet Dreams My LA Ex".
The video features Stevens putting her make-up on and dancing around the halls of the old building. These scenes are inter-cut with scenes of Stevens in a dark room with a bright light doing a provocative dance on a chair with two backing dancers. Bell uses tricky lighting and mirrors to show different angles and aspects of Stevens throughout the video.
Track list and formats
- CD single
- "Funky Dory" [Single Mix] (Martin Brammer & G. Clark) – 3.05
- "I Got the Money" (Ben Chapman, Martin Harrington & Lucie Silvas) – 4.03
- "Funky Dory" [Vertigo Vocal Mix] (Martin Brammer & G. Clark) – 7.20
- "Funky Dory" [CD-Rom Video] – Video
Expectations were high for "Funky Dory" to match the same success as Stevens' first solo single "Sweet Dreams My LA EX", which peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart. However, partly owing to a limited amount of promotion, continually strong airplay for "LA Ex" and a release in the pre–Christmas rush, the single sold only 8,000 copies in its first week in the UK, reaching #26 and fading away quickly thereafter. In total, the single spent four weeks on the UK charts and sold 20,000 copies.
|Eurochart Hot 100 Singles||82|
|Ireland Singles Top 50||24|
|UK Singles Chart||26|