Yet Another 2000s Banger Is Back In The Charts – And This Time It's Nothing To Do With Saltburn

After Murder On The Dancefloor's resurgence, another bop from back in the day is making its way up the UK singles chart.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor performing live last year
Sophie Ellis-Bextor performing live last year
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If you’re a millennial still reeling from the sudden Sophie Ellis-Bextor resurgence, you might want to sit down before we discuss another hit from the 2000s that’s now making its way back up the charts.

Last week, Sophie’s seminal hit Murder On The Dancefloor bounced back to the number two spot a full 22 years after its initial release, thanks to its prominent placing in the divisive film Saltburn.

And the Official Charts Company has revealed that Natasha Bedingfield’s signature tune Unwritten is now also poised to break back into the top 20.

This time around, though, it has nothing to do with Saltburn – with Unwritten’s chart comeback coming off the back of a different film altogether.

Natasha Bedingfield performing in Spain in September 2023
Natasha Bedingfield performing in Spain in September 2023
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In fact, Natasha’s song is featured in the new romantic-comedy Anyone But You, which stars Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney and Top Gun: Maverick’s Glen Powell.

Thanks to the film’s popularity, Unwritten already cracked the top 40 last week when it reached number 24, and it’s now on track to continue climbing to number 20 in this week’s chart as the song continues to discover a legion of new fans on social media.

Unwritten previously peaked at number six here in the UK upon its release in 2004, and managed one place higher across the pond, where it was used as the theme tune of the hit US reality show The Hills.

Saltburn’s domination has also led to another song from its soundtrack making its way back into the charts after being featured in a key scene.


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