As it speeds to a possible number one place in the week of UK chart entry, to be confirmed by BBC Radio One on December 15, 2002, at 1855 GMT, Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word, a duet between Elton and boyband Blue, is getting good airing on radio stations.
Despite some music websites reporting that the single would be released in February 2003 to coincide with Bluie's new album release, it was out in UK stores on December 9, 2002, as previously reported on this website.
The single contains three tracks, including a slightly faster true-to-form version of Elton's infamous weepie ballad from 1976, and also a very bright remix aimed at the teenage market.
The single also contains another cover version, Lonely This Christmas, which was a number one hit for glamrock band MUD in December 1974. No Elton on there. However the original of that seasonal song is a regular piped as muzak into stores in December!
An interactive video of studio footage and four postcards of the Blue band (none of Elton sadly) round off this stocking filler CD single.
The track listing is:
- Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word (Radio Edit) 3:31
- Lonely This Christmas 2:08
- Sorry Seems To be the Hardest Word (Ruffin Ready Soul Mix) 3:51
- Video Interactive Element 3:30