Not Over Yet

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"Not Over Yet"
Not Over Yet.jpg
Single by Grace
from the album If I Could Fly
B-side"Remix"
Released
  • (1993)
  • 1995
Format
Genre
Length4:20
Label
  • Perfecto
  • EastWest
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Grace singles chronology
"Not Over Yet"
(1993)
"I Want to Live"
(1995)
Music video
"Not Over Yet" on YouTube

"Not Over Yet" is a song by British dance act Grace, released as a single in 1995, peaking in the UK Singles Chart at number 6, and topping the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the United States. The song was originally released to clubs in 1993, under the band name State of Grace.

Release[edit]

Lead vocals and backing vocals on the track were performed by Patti Low. In 1995, the lead vocals were replaced by the new Grace frontwoman Dominique Atkins for the Grace album If I Could Fly, released in 1996, although Low's backing vocals remained in place. This Atkins/Low combination appeared on all subsequent re-releases and remixes of "Not Over Yet".

In 1999, "Not Over Yet" was remixed by Planet Perfecto, a pseudonym of Paul Oakenfold, a co-writer of the song. It again reached the Top 20, peaking at number 16. Oakenfold used the song with much less singing in another remix called "Not Over", which appeared on his album A Lively Mind.

In 2001, Garlic, a London indie band led by the Scottish co-author of the song released the song as both a single and track from their LP, ‘The Murky World of Seats’. This version was remarkably different from the original. It was guitar led (including slide guitar) and much slower paced. And in 2007, the song was covered as "It's Not Over Yet" by indie rock band Klaxons.

Critical reception[edit]

"Not Over Yet" received positive reviews. Billboard wrote about the song: "Grace has it all—a highly videogenic image, an angelic voice, and the ability to write material that deftly straddles commercial viability and underground hipness. She has already wooed punters in her native U.K. with this silky slice of trance/disco, and early reaction from tastemaking radio-programmers hints that even greater stateside success is on the horizon."[2]

Music & Media wrote: "Not over yet? No way, it's only just beginning, the renewed appreciation of synth or electro pop-of course in a fashionable new dance coat. The girl sings gracefully in a sea of sequencers."[3]

Impact and legacy[edit]

Mixmag ranked the song number 91 in its 100 Greatest Dance Singles of All Time list in 1996.[4] It was also included as number 15 in their Mixmag End Of Year Lists:1995.[5]

DJ Magazine ranked it number 38 in their list of Top 100 Club Tunes in 1998.[6]

MTV Dance placed "Not Over Yet" at number 64 in their list of The 100 Biggest 90's Dance Anthems Of All Time in November 2011.[7]

Mixmag ranked the song as one of the 15 best songs in their The 15 best mid-90s trance tracks list in 2018.[8]

Track listing[edit]

UK Vinyl single, 12" (1995)
No.TitleLength
1."Not Over Yet" (Perfecto Edit)4:20
2."Not Over Yet" (Perfecto Mix)7:38
3."Not Over Yet" (Dancing Divaz Club Mix)7:15
4."Not Over Yet" (BT's Spirit Of Grace)12:27
5."Not Over Yet" (BT's Peyote Dub)7:42
UK CD single, (1995)
No.TitleLength
1."Not Over Yet" (Perfecto Edit)4:21
2."Not Over Yet" (Perfecto Mix)7:39
3."Not Over Yet" (Dancing Divaz Club Mix)7:46
4."Not Over Yet" (B.T.'s Spirit Of Grace)12:28
5."Not Over Yet" (B.T.'s Peyote Dub)7:42

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[9] 12
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[10] 31
Ireland (IRMA) 4
Israel (Israeli Singles Chart) 5
Netherlands (Dutch Single Tip)[11] 15
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[12] 7
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 33
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 6
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[15] 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
Chart (1999) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[16] 4
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[17] 56
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[18] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 16
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[19] 2

Remixes[edit]

In 1999, "Not Over Yet" was re-released by Planet Perfecto, an Oakenfold pseudonym, and featured re-recorded vocals and new mixes. It again reached the Top 20, peaking at number #16.

A remixed version with new vocals (by Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic), only featuring the words "not over yet" from the original appeared on Oakenfold's 2006 album A Lively Mind as "Not Over". The vocals of this version could be seen as an answer song to the original track, as the vocals cover the same topic - the end of a relationship; and are sung by a man.

In 2001, BT released the album "R&R (Rare & Remixed)". A remix of Not Over Yet was included on this album. It is track 5 on disc 1. The credit for this song is listed as "Grace (BT's Spirit of Grace)"

Klaxons did their own version of the song, slightly re-titled "It's Not Over Yet" and was included on their first album Myths of the Near Future. The track was released as a single in June 2007.

During BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge with Jo Whiley on 8 February 2008, Goldfrapp performed a cover version of the song with a more acoustic sound than the club-style original.

In 2011, new remixes by Perfecto Records were released under the name Grace - Not Over Yet and it was announced via tilts official Facebook page that a new track was in the process of being written for Grace/Dominique Atkins. Remixes for the re-release of the single include Max Graham vs. Protoculture, Jonas Hornblad, and Robert Vadney mixes.

"It's Not Over Yet"[edit]

"It's Not Over Yet"
Klaxons-ItsNotOverYet.jpg
Single by Klaxons
from the album Myths of the Near Future
Released25 June 2007
FormatCD (RINSE4CD)
7" Vinyl (RINSE4S)
Etched 7" Vinyl (RINSE4SX)
Recorded2006
GenreNew rave
Length3:35 (album version)
LabelPolydor Records
Songwriter(s)Paul Oakenfold
Rob Davis
Mike Wyzgowski
Producer(s)James Ford
Klaxons singles chronology
"Gravity's Rainbow"
(2007)
"It's Not Over Yet"
(2007)
"As Above, So Below"
(2007)

"It's Not Over Yet" is a cover version of the song by British band Klaxons, and is the fifth official release from their album Myths of the Near Future.[20] The track was released as a single on 25 June 2007, featuring an exclusive B side, "The Night" (a cover of a song by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons) as well as an exclusive remix by Blende (available through the iTunes Store).

The song, upon its release, entered the UK Singles Chart at #28, before eventually peaking at #13 on 7 July 2007.[21] It received extensive airplay on a number of the United Kingdom's top radio stations, such as Xfm, as well as receiving moderate airplay on the MTV Two/NME Chart.

The song has been remixed by dubstep artist Skream. The song featured in the Channel 4 advertisement for the finale of the first series of Ugly Betty, and is also featured in many episodes of Hollyoaks.

Music video[edit]

The video for the track was released in May 2007. It features the band dressed up as samurai, wielding swords to destroy flying prism shaped objects.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "It's Not Over Yet" – 3:35
  2. "My Love" [BBC Radio 1 Session] (Justin Timberlake cover)
7" vinyl (clear-colored)
  1. "It's Not Over Yet" – 3:35
  2. "The Night" (Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Cover)
Etched 7" vinyl
  1. "It's Not Over Yet" – 3:35

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[22] 12
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 16

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[23] 148

References[edit]

  1. ^ "If I Could Fly - Grace - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Billboard: NEW & NOTEWORTHY" (PDF). Billboard magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  3. ^ "Music & Media: New Releases" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  4. ^ "The 100 Greatest Dance Singles of All Time". ravehistory.homestead.com. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  5. ^ "Rocklist.net...Mixmag lists". Rocklistmusic.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  6. ^ "DJ Magazine Top 100 Club Tunes (1998)". discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  7. ^ MTV Dance Tuesday 27.12.2011
  8. ^ "The 15 best mid-90s trance tracks". Mixmag. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  9. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  10. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (06.05.1995 - 12.05.1995)" (PDF). Dagblaðið Vísir - Tónlist. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  11. ^ "Dutch Single Tip 03/06/1995" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  12. ^ "Scottish Singles Chart 09 April 1995 - 15 April 1995". officialcharts.com.
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen. "swedishcharts.com - Grace - Not Over Yet".
  14. ^ "not+over+yet - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company".
  15. ^ "UK Dance Singles Chart Top 40 02 April 1995 - 08 April 1995". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Planet Perfecto feat. Grace – Not Over Yet 99" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  17. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  19. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". officialcharts.com.
  20. ^ Myers, Justin (17 January 2015). "More hit songs you didn't know were cover versions". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  21. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Ultratop.be – Klaxons – It's Not Over Yet" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  23. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2007" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 4 September 2018.

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