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Beth Orton

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Biography

Beth Orton (born Elizabeth Caroline Orton, 14 December 1970, in East Dereham, Norfolk) is a BRIT Award–winning English singer-songwriter, known for her 'folktronica' sound, which mixes elements of folk and electronica. She initially came to notice for her collaborations with William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers in the mid-1990s. However, these were not Orton's first recordings as she had released a solo album, Superpinkymandy, in 1993. Since the album was only released in Japan, it went largely unnoticed by international audiences. Her second solo album, Trailer Park, garnered much critical acclaim in 1996. Orton developed a devoted audience with the release of the albums Central Reservation (1999) and the 2002 UK top 10 album, Daybreaker. In her 2006 release, Comfort of Strangers, she moved towards a more folk-based sound and away from the electronic sound of her past albums.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    You walked into my house last night
    I couldn't help but notice
    A light that was long gone still burning strong
    You were sitting, your fingers like fuses
    Your eyes were cinnamon
    Stolen Car  -  336,097 plays
  2.  
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    Falling from the western selves
    To find yourself alone again
    Wonderin' where you have been
    Your lonely voice
    Calls across the star lit coast
    She Cries Your Name  -  273,344 plays
  3.  
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    Stayed true to the things I knew when I was younger
    And food and love was all but left to hunger.
    'Cause when I stray from my truth as I grow older
    Too much leaves an empty hollow hunger.
    I think about you on a moonlit night
    Stars All Seem to Weep  -  250,016 plays
  4. Worms  -  196,906 plays
  5.  
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    She weaves secrets in her hair
    The whispers are not hers to share.
    She's deep as a well.
    She's deep as a well.
    Another day wastes away,
    Sweetest Decline  -  184,105 plays
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