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How Long Will You Love This?

Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You (from the film About Time).

Fresh from her Number 1 success with Burn, Ellie moves away from the dance floor and presents a heartfelt ballad with such a tender vocal and pathos which tugs at the heartstrings.

How Long Will I Love You is one of the standout tracks on Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon Days re-issue. Goulding is no stranger to a cover version, in 2010 she reached No.2 with her version of Elton John’s Your Song. This time around she dusts down a relatively unknown Waterboys track and drenches it in sentimentality which isn’t a bad thing in my book.

Goulding, who is on a hot streak commercially, could well repeat the success of her cover version of Your Song instead of having the might of John Lewis’s advertising team behind her; this track is featured in Richard Curtis new romantic comedy About Time and is the Official single for BBC1 Children In Need 2013. I expect the general public will fall in love with this track will be played at weddings for years to come!

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