When it comes to classics you’d better be prepared for this one, because it’s a monster of a song. Better Off Alone has one of those melodies that’s instantly recognizable, and the vocals are that kind that you have to sing along to every time you hear them. The beat is perfect for dancing, and is even more impressive given that it was the group’s first release. The song’s progression never bores you even though it’s repetitive, and that’s mainly because every single part of the song is so interesting and sounds so good. It didn’t do as well on the charts across the world as you’d think – it only hit the top 10 in 9 countries, but that doesn’t take away from its legacy as one of the biggest Eurodance songs ever.
Its influence has been shown quite recently in David Guetta, Ne-Yo and Akon’s song Play Hard, which heavily sampled Better Off Alone and was a top 10 hit when it was released in 2013, which just goes to show how good that melody and sound design from the original song is. K Theory also made a Trap remix of the song recently, which was very tastefully done but doesn’t let up either. Make sure you have a listen to the original though, because it really is an absolute classic.