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Saturday, July 20, 2013

THROW BACK VIDEO: MISSING BY EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL


"Missing" is a song by British popular music duo Everything but the Girl, taken from their eighth studio album Amplified Heart (1994). It was written by the two band members, Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt, and was produced solely by Watt. It was taken as the second single off the album on 8 August 1994 by Atlantic Records and Blanco Y Negro Records. Initially it did not achieve much success, so in 1995 the song was remixed by Todd Terry and re-released, resulting in a worldwide hit, peaking near the top of the charts in many countries.

Musically the song takes in multiple genres. The version from the album is a more low-tempo influenced song, while the remix version is a more up-tempo dance-pop song. Lyrically the song talks about one person missing the other because they have moved away. "Missing" was critically acclaimed by the majority of music critics, who praised the composition and generally considered it a highlight on the album.


The release of the remixed version of "Missing" gave an indication of the band's future experimentation with more electronic dance music on subsequent albums.

2 comments:

  1. 'Missing' marked the beginning of my love affair with 'modern' dance music. Todd Terry's thumbprint was soon all over everything, and it was fun to watch as a new producer would fill those shoes as the flavor of the month. I am still a devotee and even though I rarely go out to clubs anymore, I still follow this genre faithfully. Everything But the Girl makes me think of: Basia, Swing Out Sister, Matt Bianco. There was a video show that used to come on late night television that would play their vids. Lovely, exotic, throw back, salsa-based rhythms. Thanks for posting this. You have SUCH good taste! - Uptonking from Wonderland Burlesque

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    1. this song has special meaning to me and I am glad to find someone else that is sentimental about this song

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