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It's Almost Been A Year Since Elton John's Weird Performance Of I'm Still Standing

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It's Almost Been A Year Since Elton John's Weird Performance Of I'm Still Standing

It's been almost a year since Sir Elton John baffled the internet with his unusual rendition of 'I'm Still Standing', which was streamed live as part of a concert raising money for healthcare workers during the pandemic - the clip resurfacing on social media as users celebrate the hilarious anniversary.

John, who turned 74 today, took part in the One World: Together at Home concert in April last year, which was organised by Lady Gaga and charitable organisation Global Citizen and raised money for healthcare workers and the World Health Organization.

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"This is for everybody out there who's been working on the front line 24/7, thank you for all your expertise, your love, your care, your humanity," he said, adding: "Thank you, thank you, thank you."

He was part of a lineup that also included Taylor Swift, Sir Paul McCartney, The Killers, The Rolling Stones, Jennifer Lopez, Sam Smith, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson and many more.

However, Sir Elton's performance was the one that stuck in most people's minds - and for a number of reasons.

Firstly, the set-up. He'd plonked a grand piano out in what we can assume is his back garden, a basketball hoop behind him just in case he fancied shooting a few baskets in between verses.

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Credit: YouTube/Global Citizen
Credit: YouTube/Global Citizen

Then, of course, there was the delivery of the song, which many thought sounded like he was singing 'I'm Dill Danding'.

Sharing the clip on Twitter this week, one person wrote: "Almost a year ago #NeverForget."

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Quote-tweeting the clip, a second said: "Comedy gold."

Another added: "Was one of the best things from lockdown 1."

Someone else simply put: "DILL DANDING."

Another person also said: "2020 was a s*** year, but it did have some highlights."

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The two-hour concert was broadcast across multiple TV channels in the United States and overseas, with singer Lady Gaga roping in a host of famous faces to mark the effects of the pandemic while raising money for worthy causes.

She said in a statement: "I'm so grateful for the healthcare workers, the medical workers, all the grocery store workers and delivery people, the postal workers, all the other nonprofits that are working so hard.

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"This is really a true love letter to all of you all over the world, and I hope a reminder of the kindness that's occurring right now."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Global Citizen

Topics: Viral, Entertainment, Celebrity, Music, elton john

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