All posts tagged: Ellie Goulding

Do you know?: There are multiple versions of Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Do They Know It’s Christmas? is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 to raise money for relief of the 1983–85 famine in Ethiopia. The song was released by Band Aid on November 28th, 1984 and became the biggest selling single in UK history no doubt raising tons of money for famine. Merry Christmas indeed! The song featured  superstars such as Sting, Bono, Boy George, Phil Collins, George Michael, Paul McCartney and the guys from Spandau Ballet (maybe they weren’t all superstars…) However, who was to know that one song recorded back in 1984 wouldn’t solve all the problems in Africa? I mean this plan was pretty full-proof if you ask me. Regardless, more had to be done! Which brings us to 1989 and Band Aid II. If anyone can name anyone in this video other than Kylie Minogue I will be blown away. In fact I’m not sure, but I would bet somehow Africa lost money on this version. Fast forward to 2004 and Band Aid 20 (the 20 stands …

Covers vs Originals (pt.6): ‘Your Song’

“Your Song” 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, …