Original Sin (Elton John song)

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"Original Sin"
Single by Elton John
from the album Songs from the West Coast
Released1 April 2002
FormatCD maxi
GenreRock / Pop
Length4:49
LabelRocket, Mercury, Universal
Songwriter(s)Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Producer(s)Patrick Leonard
Elton John singles chronology
"This Train Don't Stop There Anymore"
(2002)
"Original Sin"
(2002)
"Your Song"
(2002)

"Original Sin" is a 2001 song performed by Elton John. The song was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

The track[edit]

The third and last single from the album Songs from the West Coast, "Original Sin" is a slow song with a sweet and melancholy melody, focused on Elton's piano playing and featuring Rusty Anderson on guitars and producer Patrick Leonard on keyboards. The orchestral arrangement is by Paul Buckmaster.

Released in 2002 (on a promo-only basis in the United States), the single had limited commercial success: it reached #39 in the UK, and #18 in the US adult contemporary music chart. Its music video stars Mandy Moore and Elizabeth Taylor.

The individual[edit]

CD Single (UK, including the video for This Train Don't Stop There Anymore)
  1. "Original Sin" - 4:49
  2. "I'm Still Standing" (live) - 3:20
  3. "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" (live) - 4:24
CD Single (UK, including the video for This Train Don't Stop There Anymore)
  1. "Original Sin" - 4:49
  2. "Original Sin" (live) - 4:54
  3. "All the Girls Love Alice" (live) - 4:55
Maxi single 12" (USA)
  1. "Original Sin" (Junior's Earth Mix) - 10:35
  2. "Original Sin" (Junior's Earthbeats) - 5:28
  3. "Original Sin" (Junior's Earthdub) - 6:45
  4. "Original Sin" (Junior's Earthstrumental) - 10:35

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2003 "Original Sin" Best Pop Vocal Performance – Male[1] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards: Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male". rockonthenet.com. Retrieved 13 July 2015.

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