Very few artists live up to the classic sounds of Elton John. If you haven’t gotten lost in the lyrics of “Tiny Dancer” or “Bennie and the Jets” at some point in your life, can you really say you’ve lived? That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the picture.
Some of today’s greatest artists have come together to pay tribute to the 50 years Elton John has created music for the world, particularly his writing partnership with Bernie Taupin. Revamp features some their greatest pop hits, reimagined by artists like Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, and more. An additional compilation,Restoration, reimagines other more country hits with artists like Miranda Lambert, Miley Cyrus, and Dolly Parton.
“It’s always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it,” John said in a press release. “As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on Revamp & Restoration choose to add their own unique twist in the process. It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences. We’re humbled and thank them all for their generosity.”
John has plenty going on this year. With Taron Egerton starring in the upcoming biopic about his life, John recently announced the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, which embarks this September for 300 dates across five continents over three years, marking the finale of his illustrious career. Artists like Ed Sheeran, John Legend, and Kesha will also pay tribute during Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A Grammy Salute, which airs Tuesday, April 10 on CBS.