51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 35: Elton John & Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Last week, when we stopped off in the year 1984, all the talk was about ‘firsts’ and waiting around for something to happen. This week, we’re talking about another first and another long wait. Thank goodness this trip in my music time machine is not one we have a long time for. That first trip we took may seem like a long time ago, but remember we’re all time travellers.

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This week, we’re stopping off in the year 1976. That was quite a year because I swear it was the last time we had some decent summer weather here in the UK. But, before I get on my soap box and talk about the weather, let’s have a listen to this week’s featured song. Take it away Elton and Kiki…

Now, if you did as you do every week and watched the video the whole way through, you may have noticed some strange goings-on between Elton and Kiki. For example, why was Elton kissing that piece of loose material on the front of Kiki’s dungarees? Probably best not to go there, but I was rather surprised to hear that this song was Elton’s first number one hit in the UK. Not only that, but he then had to wait until 1997 before hitting the number one spot again.

I personally think that Elton and Kiki would have made the perfect couple for the movie Grease, which would follow a few years later. Given that Elton tries to teach Kiki some hand jive movements during the performance, I think the makers of Grease missed out on finding their leading couple early on. Elton and Kiki do have far better singing voices, don’t you think? Just listen to this duo.

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart became a huge worldwide hit. Hitting the number one spot in 10 countries, it also became the second highest selling single of 1976 in the U.S.A.

Do you have a favourite ‘duo’ song? Share a link to that song in the comments section.

Thank you to everyone who left a link to a favourite song in the comments section of last week’s post. And a big thank you to Barbara, Marie, and Kat who joined in with publishing a blog post of a favourite song.

Want to join me in building up your 51 favourite songs from the past? Leave a link in the comments section below and showcase your next song.

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