Wrap Her Up

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"Wrap Her Up"
Single by Elton John
from the album Ice on Fire
Released 1985
Genre Pop rock
Length 6:04
Label Geffen (US)
Rocket (UK)
Writer(s) Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Charlie Morgan, Paul Westwood, Davey Johnstone, Fred Mandel
Producer(s) Gus Dudgeon
Elton John singles chronology
"Nikita"
(1985)
"Wrap Her Up"
(1985)
"Cry to Heaven"
(1986)

"Wrap Her Up" is a song on English rock performer Elton John's 1985 album, Ice on Fire. George Michael is featured on the song. The song reached number twenty.[citation needed]

George Michael was quoted at the time in Smash Hits magazine that "it sounded like I had my willy in a garotte" because of the falsetto he sings throughout the song.

The song is notable for the number of famous women's names dropped towards the end of the song, including Kiki Dee, who had duetted with Elton on the hit song "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" in 1976, and also provided background vocals for "Wrap Her Up". Dee also appears near the end of the music video in which John smashes her in the face with a cream pie. Other notable mentions include Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn, Dusty Springfield, Billie Jean King, Vanessa Williams, Nancy Reagan, Julie Andrews, Annie Lennox, Shirley Temple, Tallulah Bankhead, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Little Eva, Mata Hari, Joan Collins, Brigitte Bardot, Doris Day, Samantha Fox, Priscilla Presley.

Personnel[edit]

  • Elton John: Vocals
  • George Michael: Vocals
  • Davey Johnstone: Electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Fred Mandel: Keyboards, sequencers
  • Charlie Morgan: Drums
  • David Bitelli: Tenor and baritone saxophones
  • Paul Spong: Trumpets
  • Raul D'oleivera: Trumpets
  • Rick Taylor: Trombone
  • Phil Todd: Alto saxophone
  • James Newton Howard: String arrangements
  • Kiki Dee: Backing vocals
  • Katie Kissoon: Backing vocals
  • Pete Wingfield: Backing vocals

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