I’m Still Standing

Friday is here again.  Today I am going to highlight a song that I really, really like from an artist that I think is just amazing.  Elton John has absolutely revolutionized what the piano player can be.  He showed you can play the piano and still be a showman.  I really like the song “I’m Still Standing.”  The music video done in 1983 is a little on the cheesy side, but everything from that era was and that is what makes it just great.  I love the full-bore live performance from Wembley Stadium in 1984.  This is another live version of the song.  This is a live version of the song performed in Las Vegas in 2004.

This is a song about new birth.  About starting over and standing even after being knocked down.  This song is very hopeful of the future and that really appeals to me.  You can knock me hard, even knock me down, but I will get back up and be strong as ever.

 

I’m Still Standing” is a song on English pop rock performer Elton John‘s 1983 album, Too Low for Zero.  He sings about making a comeback despite having problems in daily life.  The video, directed by Russell Mulcahy, was shot in Cannes (InterContinental Carlton Cannes) and Nice on the Côte d’Azur in France and features the colours of the French flag.  Bruno Tonioli, later a judge on the hit shows Strictly Come Dancing for BBC (UK) and its American adaptation, Dancing with the Stars for ABC in the US, appears as one of the dancers in the video.

Some commentators noted the similarities between the track and David Bowie‘s near-simultaneous hit “Modern Love“.  Both parties have stated that the songs were recorded at roughly the same time with no knowledge of the other.

The song became a big hit for John on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at #4 in the UK, reaching #1 in Switzerland and #12 in the US.

Martha Wash later covered the song on the soundtrack to The First Wives Club.  The song was also featured in an episode of the short-lived TV musical series, Viva Laughlin, and performed by the character A.J, in the musical Love Shack.

 

I’m Still Standing

by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

You could never know what it’s like.
Your blood like winter freezes just like ice;
And there’s a cold lonely light that shines from you.
You’ll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use.

And did you think this fool could never win?
Well look at me, I’m coming back again!
I got a taste of love in a simple way,
And if you need to know while I’m still standing you just fade away!

Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did?
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid!
I’m still standing after all this time,
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind!

I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah.
I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah.

Once I never could hope to win,
You starting down the road leaving me again.
The threats you made were meant to cut me down;
And if our love was just a circus you’d be a clown by now.


Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did?
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid!
I’m still standing after all this time,
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind!

I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah.
I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah.

Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did?
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid!
I’m still standing after all this time,
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind!

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