The song was written by Elton John and his song writing partner Bernie Taupin and appeared on John's self-titled second album in 1970. Released as a single, it peaked at #7 in the UK, becoming Elton's first ever hit single.
Goulding was asked by Digital Spy if it bothered her that a cover song did better on the charts than any of the singles released from her debut album. She replied: "Not really, because I don't think it sounds much like the original. Ben Mumford and I wanted to create something that was a bit more simple and that people would only recognise when it got to the hooky bit. Ben and I have a great musical bond, and I think the song is quite a good representation of how we work, so I'm happy it's out there."
My Score: 6
This is around the right placement for Ellie’s worst. Not very exciting and it seems as if it was simply tacked on to the end of the album. Surprisingly, it peaked at number 2 in the UK.
Elly Jackson said this is about boredom. When you don’t fancy anybody or when the people you do like are taken. As a result, you may start to look back upon previous relationships for “old fascinations, new sensations”.
La Roux are singer Elly Jackson and her studio partner Ben Langmaid. Jackson started off writing songs with an acoustic guitar, before switching to the synthesiser. This song about the heartache of love gone wrong is the only one on La Roux that she retained from her acoustic days. The singer told Troubled Diva that it "was the first song me and Ben ever wrote together on guitar."
My Score: 7.5
Definitely deserved slightly better, I like the delivery on this one.