"Better off Alone" is the first single by Dutch pop-eurodance group Alice DeeJay from their debut album Who Needs Guitars Anyway?. It was released in 1999 by Universal and Republic.
"Do you think you're better off alone?" is the song's primary line, and was written by Pronti of Dutch producers Pronti & Kalmani after his lover left him. The song's secondary line, "Talk to me" was borrowed from The Eurythmics hit song "Here Comes The Rain Again". The song was originally intended to be an instrumental piece, but vocalist Judith Pronk was called upon to sing the lyrics because DJ Jurgen, who was involved in the project, wished to remain an underground DJ.
Pronk changed her stagename to Alice DeeJay after the track was released. The track was released to dance clubs and became an international hit in clubs reaching number 2 on the Billboard club charts in 2000 and a top ten club chart worldwide. The song then became a pop hit reaching #2 in Canada, #7 in the U.S., and #2 in the UK. It went on to become one of the 10 best-selling singles of 1999 - the top-selling year for singles in the UK, with the exception of 1997, which was largely due to Elton John's rerelease of Candle in the Wind. The song was in the top 100 bestselling singles in Australia for 2000 as compiled by the Australian Recording Industry Association. [info courtesy: wikipedia.org]