tracks of the week #75

Elton John – I’m Still Standing

I’m not going to lie, I totally love Elton John. I have for years but the issue of Clash magazine all about the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album highlighted me even more into the genius of his songwriting. I know this track isn’t from that album but it is still a very brilliant one from his backcatalogue and when I heard it on Absolute 80’s earlier this week I couldn’t help but dance along and then immediately go on Spotify to listen to some more of his work. He’s a true musical icon and I’m sure everyone loves at least one song of his.

Royal Blood – Happy [Radio 1 Live Lounge Cover]

I knew Royal Blood were in the Live Lounge last week but completely forgot to check out their session. Luckily for me listening to Radio 1 on the drive home from Clumber Park on Sunday, Alice Levine played their session in full including this amazing cover of ‘Happy’ by Pharrell. It is so different from the original where they have grunged up the upbeat, danceable rhythms and added some killer riffs. I love the original a lot but I love Royal Blood’s version even more. Further proof that Royal Blood are easily one of the best bands of 2014.

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