candle in the wind


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candle in the wind

Something that is particularly vulnerable, weak, fragile, or precarious and likely to fail, perish, or be eliminated at any moment. The revolutionaries' bid for freedom is but a candle in the wind at this point, likely to be crushed by the dictator's regime. We all like to think we'll live forever, but we are really just candles in the wind.
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Yesterday, he was recognised with a Walk of Fame star in the category of recording and during the ceremony shared memories of his career, including how he helped Sir Elton John produce the amended version of Candle In The Wind following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997.
Entitled "Candle in the wind - National Security Law looms over diminishing freedoms", the report evaluates the state of media freedom in five chapters.
But when it came to choosing artists to revisit the album on a newly recorded disc accompanying the album's 40th Anniversary Edition, Elton decided Ed Sheeran's down to earth approach would fit the record's most celebrated track, Candle In The Wind.
London, Nov 6 ( ANI ): Sir Elton John's tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales - 'Candle in the Wind,' has topped the chart of the biggest-selling UK singles of the last 60 years.
There's that Frank Ifield tune, Wayward Wind, Joe Longthorne's On Days Like These, Who Can I Turn To by the Rat Pack, When I Need You from Leo Sayer, Still by Ken Dodd, You're No Good by Chris Montez, Roy Orbison's It's Over, Softly As I Leave You by Matt Monroe and finally, Candle In the Wind by Elton John.
"My song is a reaction to the Elton John Candle In The Wind track, which I personally strongly objected to.
THINK of Elton John and wax and you'll usually come up with Candle In The Wind.
Live in New York, he is expected to sing songs like Rocket Man, Candle In The Wind and I'm Still Standing, for a unique top 10.
John did his part by bouncing back with some of his career's most commercially successful material, particularly "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King and a Princess Diana-inspired rewrite of "Candle in the Wind," the biggest-selling single of all time.
We'll decide if we want to hear Elton John sing "Candle in the Wind" again.
Something About the Way You Look Tonight/ Candle in the Wind 1997 (1997) Elton John (Rocket Records); reached No.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Criticized for not giving "Candle in the Wind '97" profits to Princess Diana's memorial fund, Target Stores said Wednesday it would send a $100,000 check to the charity.
Candle In The Wind Goodbye England's rose; May you ever grow in our hearts.
Hit singles Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting and the iconic Candle In The Wind ensured future posterity, and from the prog/glam rock 11-minute opening extravaganza Funeral For A friend/Love Lies Bleeding to the closing Harmony, GBYR is a kaleidoscopic treat.
Elton John's Candle in the Wind and GLondon Calling by The Clash rounded off the top five.