Get excited for this installment of Covers vs Originals because it’s all about YOU! Well, it’s all about YOU in that we are evaluating Your Song and by that I mean that the song is literally titled “Your Song”. We all caught up now? Cool.
This is a song that seems to be covered by everyone at some point (please don’t ask me to back up that point) and is probably Elton John’s most covered song (again, I have no proof of this). And why not! It’s a beautiful song! I was first introduced to this song when watching the movie Moulin Rouge. Some years later the same song would introduce me to a young and rising starlet by the name of Ellie Goulding. She did a cover of this song on Saturday Night Live and I was blown away.
So what version do you feel is better? I’m gonna let you decide, after all, this is YOUR song.
Original: Elton John, released 1970, from the album Elton John
Cover: Ellie Goulding, released 2010, from the album Bright Lights