Back in 1989, Elton John released the song “Sacrifice” from the album ‘Sleeping with the Past.' While it wasn't his most successful song, the song would be remade years later to create one of the biggest songs of the decade. In this blog post, we'll talk about the Elton John Remix that has taken the world by storm.
What Was “Sacrifice” by Elton John?
The original “Sacrifice” was released in 1989 and featured heavy synth-pop influences. This classic love ballad was written by Elton John.
Who Made The Elton John Remix?
For this remix, Pnau decided to mash up Elton John's singles, such as “Rocket Man,” “Kiss the Bride,” and “Sacrifice,” the Australian trio Pnau decided to team up with English-Albanian singer Dua Lipa to recreate one of Elton John's songs and rename it “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix).
How Has This Remix Taken The World by Storm?
The Pnau/Dua Lipa remix has turned Elton John's classic love ballad into an upbeat dance track. It was released in August of 2021 and has met with huge success, reaching the top of the charts and was released off of EMI, Mercury, and Interscope Records.
How Did the Elton John Remix Come About?
Pnau claimed that they had been working with Elton John since 2007 (around 15 years at the time of writing) after he discovered them in Australia. They did an album with Elton John in 2012 and then Elton approached them asking if they wanted to do more songs together.
How Did The Elton John Remix Explode in Popularity?
The success of the Elton John Remix has been attributed to its high energy and catchy chorus. It has also been credited with bringing Elton John’s music to a new generation of listeners who know him more from his classic hits than his modern work. It was uploaded to the popular music service TikTok and exploded in popularity.