Saturday, May 16, 2009

3rd Week of August 1976

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" is a duet by Elton John and Kiki Dee

It was written by Elton John without Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym "Ann Orson" and "Carte Blanche" (a pun on the expression "an horse and cart, blanche"), and intended as an affectionate pastiche of the Tamla Motown style, notably the various duets recorded by Marvin Gaye and singers such as Tammi Terrell and Kim Weston. It is not to be confused with the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song of the same title recorded in 1966 by Dionne Warwick.

1 comment:

  1. Elton John can pull that off, it could even make a comeback. But what kiki's wearing could never have been in style -- ever. Yet, good song.