Ellie Goulding - Your Song

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Music video by Ellie Goulding performing Your Song. (C) 2010 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

"Your Song" is a ballad composed and performed by English musician Elton John with lyrics by his longtime collaborator, Bernie Taupin. It originally appeared on John's self-titled second album (1970).

The song was released in the United States in October 1970 as the B-side to "Take Me to the Pilot". Both received airplay, but "Your Song" was preferred by disc jockeys and replaced "Take Me to the Pilot" as the A-side, eventually making the top ten in several countries.
"Your Song" was first released by Three Dog Night in March 1970 on the album It Ain’t Easy. Elton was an opening act for them at the time and let them record it. They did not release it as a single as they wanted to let Elton, as an upcoming artist, have a go with it.

In 1998, "Your Song" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2003 the song was placed at number 468 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding covered "Your Song" for inclusion on the re-release of her debut album, titled Bright Lights. Produced by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, it was released digitally on 12 November 2010 as the re-release's lead single.[46] The song was featured in the Christmas 2010 television advert for department store chain John Lewis.

Goulding performed "Your Song" at the reception party of Prince William and Catherine Middleton's wedding at Buckingham Palace on 29 April 2011, to which the newly married Royal Couple shared their first dance. She also performed the song on Saturday Night Live on 7 May 2011. Goulding's version was featured at the end of the 29 July 2011 episode of the Syfy supernatural drama series Haven, titled "Love Machine".

The music video, directed by Ben Coughlan and Max Knight, premiered on YouTube on 14 November 2010. Shot in a home video look, it depicts Goulding's life on the road with friends. Areas from Goulding's hometown of Hereford can be seen throughout the video, including Hereford railway station.
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