- Better off Alone (song)
Name = Better Off Alone
from Album =
Who Needs Guitars Anyway?
Released = 1999
Cassette single, CD single
Recorded = 1998-1999
Length = 3:35
Alice DeeJay, Pronti & Kalmani
Chart position =
Last single = -
This single = "Better Off Alone"
Next single = "
Back In My Life"
Misc = Listen|filename=Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone (Radio Edit).ogg
title=Alice Deejay - Better off Alone (Radio Edit) (1999)
description= 21 second excerpt.
"For the Grinspoon song of the same name, see Better Off Alone (Grinspoon song)."
"Better off Alone" is a music single released in 1999. "Better off Alone" was originally on
Alice DeeJay's album, " Who Needs Guitars Anyway?".
"Do you think you're better off alone?" is the song's primary line, and was written by Pronti of Dutch producers Pronti & Kalmani after his lover left him. The song's secondary line, "Talk to me" was borrowed from
The Eurythmicshit song " Here Comes The Rain Again". The song was originally intended to be an instrumental piece, but vocalist Judith Pronkwas called upon to sing the lyrics because DJ Jurgen, who was involved in the project, wished to remain an underground DJ. [citeweb|title = Pronti & Kalmani Interview|url = http://dancemusic.about.com/cs/interviews/a/ProntiKalmaniIn.htm|author = DJ Ron Slomowicz|date = |accessdate = 2006-10-03]
Release and chart performance
Pronk changed her stagename to Alice DeeJay after the track was released. The track was released to dance clubs and became an international hit in clubs reaching number 2 on the Billboard club charts in 2000 and a top ten club chart worldwide. The song then became a pop hit reaching #2 in Canada, #7 in the U.S., and #2 in the UK. It went on to become one of the 10 best-selling singles of 1999 - the top-selling year for singles in the UK, with the exception of 1997, which was largely due to
Elton John's rerelease of Candle in the Wind. [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:b7f3zfjoeh7k~T51] The song was in the top 100 bestselling singles in Australiafor 2000 as compiled by the Australian Recording Industry Association. [citeweb|title = ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2000|url = http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-100-singles-2000.htm|accessdate = 2006-10-03]
2007, New Jersey rock group Paulson released a rock cover of the song on their "Calling On You EP" [http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=270137392&id=270137308&s=143441]
2008, Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifasampled the instrumental portion of the song for his single "Say Yeah" [http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=271501530&s=143441]
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:z21m96hogepo~T1/ Alice DeeJay All Music Guide page]
* [http://dancemusic.about.com/cs/interviews/a/ProntiKalmaniIn.htm/ About Dance Music interview with Pronti & Kalmani]
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Alice+Deejay/ Alice DeeJay Discogs page]
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