Michael Buble and Mariah Carey are going to have some competition this Christmas. Potentially if things go well for Ed Sheeran, and Elton John their song will be here to stay for years to come. Recently Sheeran revealed that Sir Elton had been trying to recruit him to do a Christmas song together for a couple of years now. Sheeran was sort of cryptic with his message. In the sense that he teased it may come out, and then following that tease up with literally saying they’re done with the track and he thinks the song is great! Here’s what we know so far.
Sir Elton Is Leading The Charge
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One of the few things that Sheeran was clear on was the fact that Sir. Elton John was the one who pushed to get the song made. Potentially to replace his “Step Into Christmas” song that still sees the top of the charts at the end of the year. Maybe he wants to eat up some of that holiday streaming market, that as we mentioned is well guarded by Carey, and Buble. Sheeran detailed a conversation that he had with Elton saying,
“He rung me on Christmas Day and he said, ‘”Step Into Christmas’ is No. 6 in the charts, and I’m 74, and I’m still having f—ing chart hits, this is great! I want to do another Christmas song, will you do it with me?'”
A Bit Reluctant to Join Elton John
Quite surprisingly Sheeran admitted that he had kind of avoided doing the track with Elton for some time. Hinting at the fact that the proposal to make a Christmas song may not have been made last December. Ultimately though it seems Sheeran thought things through. With Elton being in his mid-70s, Sheeran realized that time may be running out on this opportunity. He told Dutch radio station NME,
“You don’t know if you’ll still be there tomorrow, everything can change overnight,” he then added. “I may not be here tomorrow. Why shouldn’t I grab this opportunity?”
— Jan-Willem Start Op! (@jwstartop) October 6, 2021
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Elton John’s New Found Willingness To Produce Music
We can’t really say that Elton John’s ever been on a full hiatus from his career. Even though moments where he’s been battling serious health conditions he’s found a way to get himself on stage. Now though it seems that Elton’s found some new energy to increase his already massive lineup of hits. His song Cold Heart with Dua Lipa earned him his “40th Adult Contemporary Top 10”. The 40th top ten is an extension of a record that he already held with 39!
Sheeran’s Also Working On New Music
Perhaps the reason why Ed Sheeran wasn’t so convinced of joining forces with Elton John was the fact that he’s working on his own album. His new album titled just “=” is due at the end of the month. What’s the deal with Sheeran and math symbols by the way? The Christmas song is potentially done and will see the light of day in December. Ultimately it may have gotten done due to Elton John being very persistent. Sheeran mentioned that the duo talks pretty much every single day!