Sand in My Shoes

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"Sand in My Shoes"
Single by Dido
from the album Life for Rent
Released 13 September 2004
Format CD single, vinyl
Genre Pop
Length 4:59 (Album Version)
3:47 (Radio Edit)
Label BMG
Writer(s) Dido Armstrong, Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Dido Armstrong, Rollo Armstrong
Dido singles chronology
"Don't Leave Home"
"Sand in My Shoes"
"Look No Further"

"Sand In My Shoes" is the fourth and final single from Dido's second album, Life for Rent. The single under-performed in the UK reached #29 on the UK Singles Chart. The single did find success in Europe and America. However the track found more success in the UK when Above & Beyond remixed it. The lyrics describe a single woman returning from a holiday to the drudgery of everyday life, reminiscing about a romantic encounter she had while away.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "Sand In My Shoes" (Album Version)
  2. "Sand In My Shoes" (Dab Hands Baleria Injection Mix)
  3. "Sand In My Shoes" (Beginerz Vocal Mix)
  4. "Sand In My Shoes" (Steve Lawler We Love Ibiza Mix)
  5. "Sand In My Shoes" (Rollo & Mark Bates Mix)
12" single
  1. "Sand In My Shoes" (Above & Beyond Mix)
  2. "Sand In My Shoes" (Filterheadz Mix)


Charts (2004) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[1] 37
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 57
Belgian Singles Chart (Ultratip Wallonia)[1] 15
German Singles Chart[2] 54
Scottish Singles Chart[3] 28
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 95
UK Singles Chart[4] 29
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[5] 1
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs[5] 24

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Dido - Sand In My Shoes". Ultratop. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Dido - Sand In My Shoes". 
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  4. ^ "Chart Stats - Dido - Sand In My Shoes". The Official UK Charts Company. Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  5. ^ a b "Sand in my Shoes (Remixes) - Dido". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-04-19.