April 1970 – Your Song

April 1970 – a song popular in this month – Your Song by Elton John

This was Elton’s first single to chart.

Interesting facts about Your Song & Elton John –

This was one of the first songs John wrote with Bernie Taupin. They met after a record company gave John some of Taupin’s lyrics to work with.

“The original lyric was written very rapidly on the kitchen table of Elton’s mother’s apartment in Northwood Hills in the suburbs of London, if I recall, on a particularly grubby piece of exercise paper,” said Taupin.

Elton wrote the music in about 20 minutes, as he often did with Taupin’s lyrics in their early days.

This was used in the movie Welcome Home, and also in a commercial for Rimmel Cosmetics.

This played a major role in the 2001 movie Moulin Rouge. It is sung by Ewan McGregor when he presents it as a poem to Nicole Kidman.

This information was provided by Songfacts.com

9 thoughts on “April 1970 – Your Song

  1. Thank you!I love this music (that is becoming a usual comment to your music posts 😉 somehow )
    When this music was released I was very young and not learning English in school yet, so I sang it the way it sounded to me, and never really payed attention to the lyrics later on. You know we did not have easy access to the lyrics like kids have today … So it has become a family anecdote (with my kids) because I sang “I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind , that I work down in the woods” – laugh away all you can , but please don’t tell Elton or Bernie 🙂 🙂

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