Friday, 19 August 2016

Friday Unfunnies: Elton John - Sad Songs (Say So Much)



This week, instead of my usual comic share, I thought that I would do something a bit different and share this clip from Elton John. Like much of John's work, Sad Songs is deceptively simple, a catchy hook, and a topic that anyone, regardless of age, gender or religion can relate to. Look a bit deeper and it's a work of pure genius. On one level, it's giving his listeners permission to be unhappy, and to feel and embrace those emotions, whilst he sings a catchy, pick-me-up tune. The clip itself goes from black and white to colour and in his trademark style, John's outfits get brighter and more outlandish the further we get into the song.

But, as always, the magic of Elton John isn't just that he can write a song about anything, the magic is in the fact that he can sing to absolutely anyone. His music is something to be savoured and enjoyed as art.