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Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer) by Freemasons
Album: Shakedown 2Released: 2009Charted:
The Freemasons are an English dance production duo consisting of Russell Small, who previously had UK charts success as one half of the House production duo Phats & Small, and James Wiltshire. This song was the lead single from their second studio album Shakedown 2.
English singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor was the vocalist and co-writer of this disco-stomper. After featuring on Spiller's 2000 smash hit "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
," Ellis-Bextor carved out a successful solo career as the singer of such hits as "Take Me Home (A Girl Like Me)" and "Murder On The Dancefloor." She is the daughter of former Blue Peter
presenter Janet Ellis. Coincidentally Freemason's previous hit single, "When You Touch Me
," featured the vocals of a completely unrelated singer with the same surname, in this instance Katherine Ellis.
Ellis-Bextor told Digital Spy
how this song first came about: "I was working on some new material with a guy called Biff (Stannard), who's good friends with the Freemasons. They sent over the instrumental to 'Heartbreak' and we wrote the lyrics. The single remix has changed a bit from the original demo, but it was always their song to start with."