Your Song

“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 on both the UK and US charts.

In 1998, “Your Song” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[2] In 2004 the song was placed at number 137 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

A demo version was included on John’s 1990 box set album To Be Continued.[3] The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Ellie Goulding, whose version reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in late 2010.

The Writer (song)

“The Writer” is a song by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding from her debut album, Lights (2010). It was released as the album’s fourth and final (not including the Bright Lights re-release) single on 8 August 2010.

Goulding told Sky Songs that “The Writer” is “the most personal and emotional song I’ve written yet”, adding, “It’s about how you’d do anything and change absolutely everything about yourself if necessary, just to be noticed by this one person.”[1]

Wonderman (Tinie Tempah song)

“Wonderman” is the sixth single by English rapper Tinie Tempah. It features vocals by English singer Ellie Goulding and is the fifth official single from Tinie’s debut album, Disc-Overy, being the second song to be released as a single following the release of the album – the first being “Invincible”. The song was produced by long-time collaborator Labrinth.[1] who has also worked with Tinie Tempah on “Pass Out” and “Frisky”, and mixed by James F Reynolds, who mixed the entire Disc-Overy album.[2] The single released on 7 March 2011.[3][4] The single has peaked at number twelve on the UK Singles Chart.

Under the Sheets

“Under the Sheets” is a song by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding from her debut album, Lights (2010). Produced by Starsmith, it was released as the album’s lead single. The song premiered on Huw Stephens’s BBC Radio 1 show on 30 September 2009[1] and was released on the UK iTunes Store on 15 November 2009,[2] peaking at number fifty-three on the UK Singles Chart. It was also used to promote the second season of 90210 on E4 in the UK. According to Goulding, the single was released on independent label Neon Gold Records rather than Polydor so that she would not be put under too much pressure.[3]

Tessellate (song)

“Tessellate” is a song by English indie rock band alt-J from their debut studio album, An Awesome Wave (2012). The song was written by Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, Gwilym Sainsbury and Thom Green and produced by Charlie Andrew. It was released on 13 July 2012 as the album’s third single. “Tessellate” has been used on television series such as CSI: NY, Longmire, and Sons of Anarchy.

In 2013, “Tessellate” was covered by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding on the deluxe edition of Halcyon Days, the reissue of her second studio album, Halcyon.[1] English indie folk band Mumford & Sons also covered the song on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on 25 September 2012;[2] their version was included on the compilation album BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge 2013.

Still Falling for You

“Still Falling for You” is a song recorded by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding for the soundtrack to the film Bridget Jones’s Baby.[1] The song was written by Tove Lo, Rickard Göransson, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Shellback.[2] It was released as a single on 19 August 2016.

The song is written in the key of D♭ major with a common time tempo of 96 beats per minute. Goulding’s vocals span from A♭3 to F5 in the song.[3]

Starry Eyed (Ellie Goulding song)

“Starry Eyed” is a song by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding, released as the second single from her debut album, Lights (2010). It was written by Goulding and Jonny Lattimer, and produced by Starsmith. Goulding made her debut US television performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on 7 April 2011 performing “Starry Eyed”.[1]

When asked what “Starry Eyed” was about, Goulding told Digital Spy:

It’s about letting go. As opposed to all the sad and depressing things I write about, I decided to write something about the joining together of people in some kind of euphoric state—be it at a festival, at a show or in a club. I wanted a song that would reach out to people of every background and every enjoyment, whether you enjoy a natural high, taking drugs, drinking or whatever. Because I’m essentially a pop artist I wanted to write a song that everyone can relate to.[2]

“Starry Eyed” was featured in the 2010 superhero film Kick-Ass and on its soundtrack.[3] The song was used in the MTV teen drama series Teen Wolf and Awkward,[4][5] as well as during a segment of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in November 2011.[6]

Something in the Way You Move

“Something in the Way You Move” is a song by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding from her third studio album, Delirium (2015). The song was serviced to contemporary hit radio in the United States on 19 January 2016 as the album’s second single in North America, and third overall. It reached number 51 on the UK Singles Chart and number 43 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

“Something in the Way You Move” is an electropop song,[1] with a tempo of 108 beats per minute and it uses the chords A, B, C#m, and E.[2] Lyrically, the song describes an ill-fated attraction to someone.[1] The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis noted similarities between the song and “Love Me Like You Do”, another song from Delirium, saying it has “a virtually identical chorus”.[3] Eve Barlow of Spin wrote the chorus is reminiscent of the 1980s.[4]

Powerful (song)

“Powerful” is a song recorded by American electronic music project Major Lazer. It’s the second official single off their third studio album, Peace Is the Mission (2015), featuring guest vocals from British singer Ellie Goulding and Jamaican singer Tarrus Riley.

The song is described as a “EDM power ballad” and its soul, pop and R&B nature led the critics to label it as one of the most accessible and radio friendly songs in the album.[1][2][3] It was written by Thomas Pentz, Maxime Picard, Clement Picard, Ilsey Juber, Fran Hall and reggae musician Tarrus Riley; this later is also featured on the track along singer Ellie Goulding. The song is a musical departure from Major Lazer’s dancehall-inspired signature sound, having this song dubbed as a ballad by many reporters.[4][5] Lyrically, the song talks about the protagonist’s significant other having ‘power’ on them, such when they touch there is electricity. It also hints at sex. The chorus of the song was first used in the Major Lazer TV series on FXX a month before the full song was released in the episode “Vampire Weekend”.

Outside (Calvin Harris song)

“Outside” is a song by Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris from his fourth studio album, Motion (2014). The song features English singer Ellie Goulding and was released on 20 October 2014 as the fourth single from the album. It marks the second collaboration between Harris and Goulding, following the internationally successful single “I Need Your Love” (2013). “Outside” is included on the deluxe edition of Goulding’s third studio album, Delirium.

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