Aural Only: Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding won us over with her excellent debut single “Under The Sheets”, but now she’s snuggling up in the covers for her latest offering. In a move that was either genius or utterly dangerous, the British songstress has unleashed her own version of Elton John‘s 1970 classic “Your Song”. The track will appear on the upcoming re-release of her album Lights.

Given that most folks gravitate towards ballads during the holiday season, there’s a chance this could do very well on the UK charts. And to assure people associate this song with hanging stockings and kissing under the mistletoe? It’s been included in an advert for John Lewis department stores. This has heavy potential to make a US crossover, pending that it’s used with the right commercial, movie or television program. What do you think?

– Dewitt

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56 thoughts on “Aural Only: Ellie Goulding

  1. I thought that it was a fairly well done cover, definitely not for everyone, taste wise. She has a sweet voice, and the arrangement showed that. Good job, overall.

  2. Nothing really wrong with it. Nothing really right with it, either, though. She was tipped to be THE one to watch this year by NME, I think, it’s been disappointment all around. This only continues that. John Lewis commissioned her to do this song, so it’s really just her doing a jingle and she and the store hope for a Christmas #1. Never going to happen since it’s already released.

  3. Not disappointing at all. It’s sweet, it sounds honest and gives this “wishful thinking” twist to this classic. Liked it a lot!

  4. I hate that she changed the chords and melody of a timeless classic…or at least it was ’til she ruined it. She has no stature as an artist to do that, in my opinion. I think this is a horrible version of the song, and her voice is wimpy and shallow. Other than that, good job!

  5. I think she has a sweet voice, but its a really bad version of the song. I agree with Joe….really disappointing.

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