Other Side of the World

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"Other Side of the World"
KT Tunstall - Other Side Of The World (DVD).jpg
Single by KT Tunstall
from the album Eye to the Telescope
B-side "Boo Hoo"
"Morning Stars"
"Throw Me a Rope"
Released 9 May 2005 (UK)
October 2006 (Canada)
May 2007 (US)
Format 7", CD, DVD
Recorded 2004
Genre Acoustic rock, pop rock
Length 3:34
Label Relentless
Writer(s) KT Tunstall, Martin Terefe
Producer(s) Steve Osborne, Martin Terefe
KT Tunstall UK singles chronology
"Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
"Other Side of the World"
"Suddenly I See"
KT Tunstall US singles chronology
"Suddenly I See"
"Other Side of the World"
"Hold On"

"Other Side of the World" is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and is the opening track on her debut album, Eye to the Telescope. It was released 9 May 2005 as the second single from that album and became her top twenty hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number thirteen (see 2005 in British music). By mid-September 2006, it was released in the United States and Canada as the third and final single from the album, and the Music Video, which used the radio version of the song, was in rotation on MuchMore Music in Canada. It is reportedly one of KT Tunstall's favourite songs.

The song is about long distance relationships and the problems they have and how they seldom work out. It is based on a true story of two friends Tunstall had who were a couple but one lived in Scotland and the other in the United States.

As an April Fool's Day joke her manager told her that another artist was about to release a song almost identical to "Other Side of the World", so they would have to shelve Tunstall's release. As she was proud of her song and fell for the prank, Tunstall joked that she would have to do something major to get him back next year.

In April and May 2007 it began to receive airplay on US radio. By early May 2007 the video played on MTV in the morning hours, and by the end of the month it played on VH1 as well.

Critical reception[edit]

"Other Side of the World" received positive reviews from music critics. Billboard.com praised the song's "handsome, relaxed acoustic performance" and "imminently singable chorus".[1]

Track listings[edit]

  • 7" REL18
  1. "Other Side of the World" - 3:34
  2. "Morning Stars" - 2:57
  • CD RELCD18
  1. "Other Side of the World" - 3:34
  2. "Boo Hoo" - 5:09
  1. "Other Side of the World" (video)
  2. "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" (video)
  3. "Throw Me a Rope" (audio)
  • EU CD
  1. "Other Side of the World" - 3:34
  2. "Throw Me a Rope"
  3. "Boo Hoo" - 5:09
  4. "Morning Stars" - 2:57
  • iTunes Single
  1. "Other Side of the World (Radio Version)" - 3:36
  • Promo CD
  1. "Other Side of the World" (Radio Version)
  2. "Other Side of the World" (Instrumental)

Other appearances[edit]

The song appeared on the Season 2 episode of Grey's Anatomy "Something to Talk about."


Chart (2005–06) Peak
Dutch Singles Chart 21
Irish Singles Chart 25
Italian Singles Chart 10
UK Singles Chart 13
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 18


  1. ^ Billboard.com "Other Side of the World" review
  2. ^ References for chart positions:
    • "KT Tunstall: Artist Chart History". Billboard.