Off & On

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"Off & On"
Promotional single by Sophie Ellis-Bextor
from the album Make a Scene
Released 11 April 2011[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009–10
Genre
Length 3:32
Label Universal
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Calvin Harris

"Off & On" is a pop song released by British recording artist Sophie Ellis-Bextor as the fifth overall single from her fourth studio album, Make a Scene. It was released on 11 April 2011, exclusively in the Russian Federation as a digital download, a week before the release of the album there.[2] Ellis-Bextor appeared on various talk shows in the United Kingdom to promote the song, including The Rob Brydon Show, despite it not being released as a single there.

Background[edit]

"Off & On" was produced by Calvin Harris. The song was penned with songwriter Cathy Dennis, and was first recorded by Irish singer Róisín Murphy for her album Overpowered; however, it was cut from the final track list. It was then offered to Ellis-Bextor, who subsequently recorded her own version. Of the song, Ellis-Bextor stated: "Ordinarily I'm a bit squeamish about taking on songs that I didn't write. But I think you've always got to think that you can bring something to it." A demo version was added to Ellis-Bextor's MySpace in July 2008, alongside "Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)". The single was exclusively released in the Russian Federation, a week prior to the release of the album there.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Russian Singles Chart
49[3]

Versions[edit]

  1. Off And On (Róisín Murphy's Version) - 3:30
  2. Off & On (Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Demo) - 3:15
  3. Off & On (Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Final Version) - 3:33
  4. Off & On (Calvin Harris Remix) - 3:51
  5. Off And On (Róisín Murphy and Sophie Ellis-Bextor Mashup) - 3:31

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