Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Today I’m tuning it back to “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John. The song is fantastic and the music video is wonderfully cheesy! It will definitely bring a smile to your face.
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: July 3, 1983
TRIVIA: 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.
It was due to be shot over the course of two days, but a camera full of the first day’s film was ruined when Mulcahy accidentally fell into the sea with it. Therefore, it had to be filmed again on another day.
During the shoot for the video, Elton John came across Duran Duran. He complained he was exhausted at having been up since 4 o’clock in the morning. Simon Le Bon decided John should have a martini. “So I did,” John later recalled, “I had six.”
See you next Tuesday!!