"Other Side of the World" is a song by British singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and is the opening track on her debut album, Eye to the Telescope. It was released 9 May 2005 as the second single from that album and became her top twenty hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number thirteen (see 2005 in British music). By mid-September 2006, it was released in the United States and Canada as the third and final single from the album, and the Music Video, which used the radio version of the song, was in rotation on MuchMoreMusic in Canada. It is reportedly one of KT Tunstall's favourite songs.The song is about long distance relationships and the problems they have and how they seldom work out. It is based on a true story of two friends Tunstall had who were a couple but one lived in Scotland and the other in the United States.As an April Fool's Day joke her manager told her that another artist was about to release a song almost identical to "Other Side of the World", so they would have to shelve Tunstall's release. As she was proud of her song and fell for the prank, Tunstall joked that she would have to do something major to get him back next year.