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Regina Spektor said of Nikita: ”I’m not sure if people know this one, but my husband and I once went six months humming this song nonstop. Once one of us would get it out of our heads, then the other would start singing it. Such an earworm. Even though I didn’t grow up with this, it makes me feel nostalgic for something I didn’t experience.”

Rufus Wainwright was also impressed with the tune. He said: ” I was absolutely obsessed with this song when I was 10 years old.”

They are among the six artists who were recently asked by Entertainment Weekly to weight in on Elton’s music.