I haven't posted any videos for a while now, so I thought this might be a fun one for a happy Friday :) A friend of Matthew's sent this to him, which is how I came to hear it.
Now. I gotta say... I am very picky about remakes. Especially when it's a song I love. And I mean LOVE. "Your Song" by Elton John (that's SIR Elton to you!) was my very first favorite song. And it has remained in my top 3 all time favorite songs to this day. There are no words to even express how much I love this song, and the lifetime of history I have with it.
Which means I was very skeptical of this remake. But I was pleasantly surprised. I don't want to set anyone up for disappointment... it won't change your life, and it will never equal the original. But it's not supposed to. Ellie's voice is sweet and unique - love her accent - and she has courageously put her own twist on this extremely famous song. She doesn't overdue it which would seem disrespectful. She doesn't ruin it by being silly or immature. But she changes it enough to make it fresh and interesting. Interesting enough to listen several times and like it more each time. Give it a try - I think you will too.