Brittany Murphy: Somebody To Love

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Suggested audio: Somebody To Love by Queen performed by Brittany Murphy from the Happy Feet OST (1999)

“Somebody to Love” is a song written by Freddie Mercury of British rock band Queen. It featured on the band’s 1976 album A Day at the Races, and was wonderfully covercovered by Brittany Murphy in the movie Happy Feet where she played penguin Gloria. Each time I watch her perform this song or hear it on my phone, I can’t help but well up with emotion.

Brittany Ann Monjack-Murphy was born on November 10th 1977 and was tragically taken from us on December 20th 2009 at was age of 32 from pneumonia with iron deficiency as a result of anemia and multiple prescription drug intoxication listed as contributing factors.

As well as a much loved actress whom which fans are familiar with, she was also an extremely underrated singer.

She featured on Faster Kill Pussycat by Paul Oakenfold. The Club remix and an excellent Dubstep remix (artist unknown).

A touching rendition of Nobody Does It Better by Carly Simon as she lay on the bathroom floor in the 2004 film Little Black Book.

Remember It’s Oh So Quiet by Björk? She belted it out with The Pussycat Dolls however the video appears to have been removed.

You see there was much more to the beautifully expressive actress than her film career. She not only had the warm personality of an angel (even though angels are actually male, but that’s a study of Hebrew and Greek that’s beyond me!), incredible eyes and infectious cheeky laugh, she had the voice of the heavens that sadly was not utilised as much as it should have been.

Thankfully Paul Oakenfold saw her gift and immortalised it in his 2006 album A Lively Mind.  The single was released on 21st March 2006 in the USA and reached number one on the BillboardHot Dance Club Play chart and number two on the BillboardHot Dance Airplay chart.


Further reading: Angel Eyes by Richard Charles Stevens

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5 thoughts on “Brittany Murphy: Somebody To Love

    1. She is fantastic! I loved all her work, especially in David and Lisa which was an adorable 90s love story set in a psychiatric unit. Her personality and voice was beautiful. Her death devastated me and I still get upset if I think about it too much. Did you have any favourite films of hers? Yes, she’s definitely magnetic!

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