Sophie Ellis-Bextor – ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’

This song was released in December 2001 and was a huge hit for Sophie Ellis-Bextor. It reached number two in the UK singles chart and was a top ten hit around the world. It had a significant resurgence in popularity in 2024 when it was featured in the film Saltburn.

The bassline for this song was supplied by session bassist Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Madonna and many more). Although the line is relatively simple harmonically speaking, it is nevertheless a fantastic fingerstyle funk/disco bassline that’s great fun to play.

When learning this piece, you might find the following courses (all included in the monthly subscription cost) useful:

A transcription (with TAB and without) is available for this course. To download it, please visit the Free Stuff page.

This course is 28 MINUTES long and contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: