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"More Than This" is a 1982 single by British art rock band Roxy Music. It was released as the first single from their album Avalon. The song peaked at #6 in the UK. Although it only charted at #102 in the United States, it remains one of their best known singles there. American alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs released a successful cover in 1997, a single that hit #25 and outperformed Roxy Music's lone U.S. Top 40 single "Love Is the Drug" (#30, 1976).


 [hide*1 Charts


Weekly charts[edit]Edit

Chart (1982) Peak


Australian Kent Music Report[3] 6
Belgium VRT Top 30[4] 13
Dutch Top 40[4] 24
French Singles Chart[5] 6
German Media Control Singles Chart[4] 24
Irish Singles Chart[6] 6
Italian Singles Chart[7] 21
New Zealand Singles Chart[4] 12
Norwegian Singles Chart[4] 2
Radio Luxemburg Singles[8] 3
Spanish Singles Chart 10
Swedish Singles Chart[4] 17
Swiss Singles Chart[4] 6
UK Singles Chart[9] 6

Year-end charts[edit]Edit

Chart (1982) Position
Australian Kent Music Report 49
Italian Singles Chart[7] 77

Cover versions[edit]Edit

  • In 1997, a cover performed by 10,000 Maniacs with Mary Ramsey singing the lead became a US hit when it reached 25 on the US Hot 100. The video for the cover was filmed at House on the Rock.
  • Jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter and singer Norah Jones covered the song for Hunter's 2001 album Songs from the Analog Playground.
  • Jimmy Gomma, an italodance producer did a cover of the song in 2002[10]
  • During 2004, a compilation called Roxy Remodeled was released with Madison Park's version.
  • Blondie used the 10,000 Maniacs arrangement in their live cover.[citation needed]
  • Electrelane did a live cover of this song, which can be found on their album Singles, B-Sides & Live.
  • Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins recorded a cover of the song that was released as a single in 2009 and appears on her US EP Steer & More.
  • Low Pop Suicide covers the song on the 1997 tribute album Dream Home Heartaches... Remaking-Remodeling Roxy Music.
  • Robyn Hitchcock has covered the song live. A recording can be found on his greatest hits compilation.
  • Contemporary folk artist Lucy Kaplansky covered the song on her 2007 album, Over the Hills.
  • Canadian singer/songwriter Damhnait Doyle covered the song in her 2008 album of cover songs Lights Down Low.
  • Dance songwriter Alex Christensen released a single cover in 2011 under the adopted name Jasper Forks.
  • Emmie's cover of More Than This appears in Dancing Stage EuroMIX, as More Than This '99, as one of the eight Universal songs.
  • Spanish band Peanut Pie covered the song for their only album in 1994.[11]
  • Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs covered the song for their 2013 album Under the Covers, Volume 3.

In popular culture[edit]Edit

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