Your Song is on The Knot’s list of the 50 best first dance songs. This was Elton John’s first big hit, and to this day, it is still considered one of his best.
Sir Elton recorded it when his vocal chops were at their best, as you can hear below in this remastered recording:
Elton’s tender melody is a perfect match for Bernie Taupin’s lyrics, which includes this classic line:
“I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words,
how wonderful life is while you’re in this world.”
Imagine dancing your first wedding dance to this incredible song. Ah … but the question is, to whom’s version of this song should you dance?
As with any classic song, other great artists flock to it with their own unique interpretations.
Remember our earlier blogpost, “Fabulous Cover Songs that Blew Away the Original?” Sometimes the upstarts exceed their masters.
For example, the English singer, Ellie Goulding, knocks Your Song out of the park with this haunting rendition:
Ms. Goulding reharmonizes the verses to give her own, unique stamp of approval to Sir Elton’s and Bernie’s masterpiece.
One of rock’s biggest super stars, Lady Gaga, takes it in a different direction with her husky vocals:
Millennials with a penchant for classic rock may find themselves drawn to Three Dog Night’s 1970s cover of Your Song.
Not to be outdone, movie director, Baz Luhrmann, incorporated Your Song into the movie, Moulin Rouge, with over-the-top audacity, as you can see below:
You just can’t look away as Ewan McGregor woos Nicole Kidman in this vibrant cover of a classic song.
Which version is best? That’s your call, because this is your wedding. Denon & Doyle can play any version you prefer. We offer the flexibility, the professional flair, and the state-of-the-art technology to create a magic moment that declares, “this is your song.”