Elton John’s Isolated Vocals For “Your Song”


Elton John’s “Your Song” was released in the US 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.

Writer Bernie Taupin offers a straightforward love-song lyric at the beginning: “It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside / I’m not one of those who can easily hide / I don’t have much money but boy if I did / I’d buy a big house where we both could live / So excuse me forgetting but these things I do / You see I’ve forgotten if they’re green or they’re blue / Anyway the thing is what I really mean / Yours are the sweetest eyes I’ve ever seen / And you can tell everybody this is your song / It may be quite simple but now that it’s done / I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind / That I wrote down in words / How wonderful life is / While you’re in the world…”

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