Call me an old softie but I’ve always liked Your Song by Elton John and it really set a standard for the songwriting partnership of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, way back in 1970 (that’s worrying I remember it first time around) Now with the Christmas adverts on TV and the John Lewis one especially, it’s great to hear it being sung again but this time by a young female singer Ellie Goulding, whose version is making this song sound like her own.
Ellie is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. She rose to fame after topping the BBC Sound of 2010 poll and winning the Critics’ Choice award at the 2010 BRIT Awards. Her music, best described as electropop so tagging this cover version on the end of her albumBright Lights is a bit of a departure, but really works for me and obviously for others as at the time of writing it’s #2 in the UK singles chart. Check out the video too.