Looking Up (Elton John song)


"Looking Up" is a song by British singer songwriter Elton John. It was released on 22 October 2015 as the first single from the album Wonderful Crazy Night.

"Looking Up"
Single by Elton John
from the album Wonderful Crazy Night
Released22 October 2015 (2015-10-22)
Recorded2015
Genre
Length3:13
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Elton John singles chronology
"Can't Stay Alone Tonight"
(2014)
"Looking Up"
(2015)
"Blue Wonderful"
(2016)

Background


Elton John had pretty simple instructions for Bernie Taupin, telling Rolling Stone: "I just said that I even wanted the slow songs to be optimistic. I wanted to make a happy record. 'Joyous' was the word I chose. Not happy, joyous. I said I want it to feel joyous from beginning to end, and even the slow songs should be joyous."[1]

Music


“Looking Up” is written in A major and is an upbeat rock song with a positive vibe meant to bring light to balance out the darkness present in the world today.[2]

Charts


Weekly charts

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[3] 12

Year-end charts

Chart (2016) Position
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 36

References


  1. "Watch Elton John Play Euphoric New Song 'Looking Up'". Rollingstone. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  2. "Elton John – Looking Up Lyrics". genius.com. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  3. "Elton John Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  4. "Adult Contemporary Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 7 August 2020.