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Play Now. His success has had a profound impact on popular music and has contributed to the continued popularity of the piano in rock and roll. In , Rolling Stone ranked him 49 on their list of the greatest artists of all time. Some of the characteristics of John's musical talent include an ability to quickly craft melodies for the lyrics of songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, his former rich tenor now baritone voice, his classical and gospel-influenced piano, the aggressive orchestral arrangements of Paul Buckmaster among others and the flamboyant fashions, outlandishly excessive eyeglasses, and on-stage showmanship, especially evident during the s.
John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late s, and was knighted in Justin Bieber - Come Around Me. One Direction - Perfect. The instrumental focus is on John's Leon Russell -influenced piano work, along with acoustic guitar , Paul Buckmaster 's string accompaniment, and a shuffling rhythm section.
The lyrics express the romantic thoughts of an innocent person. The song is performed in the key of Eb Major. This song was used as a background music for Honda Taiwan 's CR-V second generation advertisement in Writing in NME on its release, Derek Johnson wrote, "The song itself is glowing and strangely haunting, the scoring is smooth and delicate and the performance is symptomatic of a new era in pop idols.
There was something about his vocal that was an improvement on all of the English vocals until then. I was pleased with it. In , John re-recorded the song as a duet with opera singer Alessandro Safina for the first Sport Relief charity telethon, and it reached number four in the UK. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Elton John. John has played "Your Song" at almost every live performance during his solo career, and issued several live versions, including with his band, solo on piano and with orchestra.
One notable version was during his Central Park concert in , when the singer was dressed as Donald Duck. Soul singer Billy Paul released a version of the song on Philadelphia International in , which reached number 37 on the UK Singles Chart and spent seven weeks in the top Set to "Your Song", it featured John reminiscing about his life in reverse, culminating with him receiving a piano for Christmas as a child. His version was released in as a double A-side single with "Broken Arrow". English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding covered "Your Song" for the reissue of her debut studio album, titled Bright Lights.
Goulding performed "Your Song" at the reception party of Prince William and Catherine Middleton's wedding at Buckingham Palace on 29 April , to which the couple shared their first dance. Nick Levine of Digital Spy gave the song four out of five stars, commenting that producer Lovett "shrouds her beautifully fluttery vocals in little but piano and strings, just adding a few harmonies towards the finish, allowing her to draw out the tenderness in Bernie Taupin's lyrics and the utter loveliness of one of Elton John's very best melodies.