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"More Than This" is a 1982 single by Britishmarker 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 #103 in the United Statesmarker, it remains one of their best known singles there, and was covered by 10,000 Maniacs in 1997 for a successful cover which hit #25, which outperformed Roxy Music's lone US Top 40 single "Love Is the Drug" (#30, 1976).

Cover versions

  • In 1997, a cover performed by 10,000 Maniacs became a US hit when it reached 25 on US Hot 100.
  • Jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter and Norah Jones covered the song for Hunter's 2001 album Songs from the Analog Playground.
  • During 2004, a compilation called Roxy Remodeled was released with Madison Park's version
  • British singer Emmie also had a dance hit with the song
  • Blondie used the 10,000 Maniacs arrangement in their live cover
  • 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 appears on her 2009 Australian release More Than This as well as her US EP Steer & More.

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