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Elton John - Rocket Man (Official Music Video) _HOT_

"Rocket Man" (officially titled "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)") is a song written by English musician Elton John and songwriter Bernie Taupin, and performed by John. It was originally released on 17 April 1972 in the US, as the lead single to John's album Honky Château. The song first charted in the UK on 22 April, rising to No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart and No. 6 in the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming a major hit single for John.[1]

Elton John - Rocket Man (Official Music Video)

In May 2017, an official music video for "Rocket Man" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival as a winner of Elton John: The Cut, a competition organised in partnership with AKQA, Pulse Films, and YouTube in honour of the fiftieth anniversary of his songwriting relationship with Bernie Taupin. The competition called upon independent filmmakers to submit treatments for music videos for one of three Elton John songs from the 1970s, with each song falling within a specific concept category. "Rocket Man" was designated for the animation category, and was co-directed by Iranian refugee Majid Adin and Irish animation director Stephen McNally;[11][12] the video was inspired by Adin's own migration to England, portraying a character envisioning himself as an astronaut to draw parallels between the song's lyrics and the experiences of a refugee.[13][14]

Portuguese singer David Fonseca released his version of the song as a single in Portugal, reaching No. 12 in the Portuguese Top 20. The song, full title "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)", also appears on Fonseca's third album Dreams in Colour released in 2007 and on the Dreams in Colour: Tour Edition released in 2008. The music video was directed by Fonseca himself.[53] Fonseca also regularly performs the single live in his concerts.[54]

An award-winning animation emerged from an asylum-seeker's experience of alienation in London- and his connection with a classic pop song. Majid Adin made the long and arduous journey on foot from his native Iran to Europe. After spending six months in the Calais migrant camp known as The Jungle, he was granted asylum in the UK. Shortly afterwards, he entered a competition to design a music video for the British musician, Elton John. He tells Tina Daheley about the impression the song Rocket Man left on him, when he heard it for the first time.

The gold medal winner used the music legend's 'Rocket Man' en route to gold earlier this year at the Beijing Olympic Games. Now, Chen is featured in the music video for the acoustic version of Elton John and Britney Spears' cover of the classic song 'Tiny Dancer.'

In a nice touch, Iron Horse also spliced in some classic images of space exploration history into its music video, giving it an extra flair of space nostalgia. A space shout out to @RobertPearlman of partner for the tip. If you're looking for more classic space music, see former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" below:

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their songwriting partnership, Elton John and Bernie Taupin gave new filmmakers the chance to create the official music videos for three iconic Elton hits. A panel of industry renowned judges selected three winning filmmakers who went on to receive support from YouTube and top production studios to bring their ideas to life. 041b061a72

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