Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Don't Go Breaking My Heart

A cheery, saccharine Donny-and-Marie style duet between Elton and Prince Valiant-tressed protege Kiki Dee, this effervescent (and everpresent) pop ditty burned up the charts in 1976, going up to #1 in both the UK and US.

Credited to "Ann Orson" and "Carte Blanche", actually pseudonyms for Elton and Bernie, and recorded at the same time as the Blue Moves LP, it was the perfect song for the often-vapid Top 40 Disco era.

In case you didn't get sick of it 31 years ago, here's a link to the promotional clip.


Roger Green said...

one of my least favorite songs

thom de plume said...

a guilty pleasure...almost.