Review: Elton John – The One (Pop)

This review covers the pop track Elton John – The One.

This track was released in 1992 as part of a single.

The track starts with a piano element as well as a highly reverberated percussion sound. Some synth strings come in as well as a seagull sound sample. The vocals then come in for a first verse. The drum kit then builds up the track. Some choir elements make a brief appearance.

Some backup vocals make an appearance as the track goes into the main chorus.

After this, a synth bassline makes an appearance. The vocals take the track into the next verse as well. The vocals then take the track back into the brief main chorus. An electric guitar makes a subtle appearance as well as an additional synth.

The vocals then make a return. They also take the track back into the main chorus. The main chorus is extended and the main chorus is repeated. This section is capped off with a piano solo. A guitar then makes an appearance. From there, the track then fades out.

On the one hand, there’s nothing too terribly exciting about this track. On the other hand, there’s nothing I dislike about this track as well. It kind of goes very middle of the road.

I did find it peculiar that verses and the main chorus ends up getting smashed together. It’s like the track goes instrumental, verse, chorus, repeat for large amounts of time.

I do like the the electric guitars, but they only make a real appearance towards the end of the track. It’s like much needed variety only makes its way into the track at the very end. So ,it’s unfortunate that they come in way too late to make a real difference in the overall track.

Overall, this track is decent. There’s not much in here that makes me excited or feel this track is particularly bad. It’s very middle of the road. It has a peculiar set up with lyrical patterns throughout. So, a decent one all around, but nothing to get overly excited over.


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