“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is one of Elton John’s most famous songs.
It was written by Elton’s right-hand man, Bernie Taupin, who was inspired by the first movie he’d ever seen The Wizard of Oz. In this touching rendition of the song, the amazing Sara Bareilles puts her heart and soul into the music and covers John’s famous tune.
This performance of the popular song is one of the best we’ve seen!
Since the creation of The Wizard Of Oz and the song Dorothy sings about following the yellow brick road, many famous musicians have been inspired by the symbolic road.
John and Taupin’s song is probably the most notable of them all, and it continues to inspire musicians today—as this video proves!
Back in 2015, Bareilles covered the song and captivated audiences everywhere.
At the beginning of the video, you can see Bareilles sitting at a piano playing the intro to the song before she begins singing the opening words with her wonderful voice.
An orchestra sitting behind Bareilles waits for their cue, before joining the singer in the captivating performance.
When the row of violinists joins in, the song takes on a sound that leaves onlookers stunned. Bareilles continues singing the words and playing the piano at the same time, showing why she’s a world-famous artist.
Everything about this performance is incredible—not many people could top this version of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”
As all the musicians proceed through the music, everyone adds their own twist to the brilliant song and it’s extremely moving.
The sound of the many violins echoes through the stadium, along with Bareilles’ mesmerizing voice.
Bareilles has such a unique sound that it’s hard not to be sucked in by the sensational music she produces.
John and Taupin would be proud of this cover—though as it turns out, this isn’t the first time they’ve collaborated. One year before this, John and Bareilles did a duet on the song “Gravity” at The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s largest fundraiser event.
Toward the end of the performance, Bareilles lets her voice soar and reaches notes that not many singers can hit.
She flawlessly goes through the song with so much charisma and grace, never skipping a beat. The entire performance was definitely a show to remember. The whole time, a professional conductor perfectly controls the harmony of the symphony.
Every movement of his arms guides all the musicians through the composition.
There are so many different factors playing into the production of the song, each one just as important as the next.
It’s no surprise that this performance went viral—you’d have to be crazy not to be entranced by this outstanding cover!
Music lovers all around the world were drawn to powerful music, with millions of them watching the amazing display unfold in a masterpiece of musical perfection.
The video has been viewed over 2.4 million times on YouTube, with 25,000 hitting the thumbs up button.
In addition to the above, more than 1,200 people left comments praising the gorgeous singing and sound of the live symphony.
This is such a sensational song.
For Bareilles to cover it like this is just mind-blowing. Not many people could come close to outdoing John, but she sure does!
To see the emotional cover for yourself, watch the video below:
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