Saturday, May 18, 2024

We Told You: Elton John’s Next Mix with a Pop Icon is “Tiny Dancer” with Britney Spears


I did tell you on June 13th that Elton John was planning another remix of an old hit with a pop icon. This would be like his “Cold Heart” smash hit with Dua Lipa.

Now comes word that the new record will be a rethinking of “Tiny Dancer” with Britney Spears. Spears is not a great singer but that doesn’t matter. She’s indeed an icon and a person of the moment. This would be her first new record in years. She actually hasn’t had a hit in more than a dozen years (I’m being kind).

Elton and husband David Furnish are shrewd marketers. They already released “The Lockdown Sessions” with Elton on duets with a variety of pop stars. The producer is Andrew Watt, hot as a pistol, as they used to say. and adept at making this sort of thing work.

I’m curious to see which other Elton songs are rolled into “Tiny Dancer,” and if it gets a new title as “Cold Heart” used to be called “Sacrifice.” If it’s a hit, look for Britney to turn up at Elton’s final show at Dodger Stadium in November.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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