World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Made in England (song)

Article Id: WHEBN0010540756
Reproduction Date:

Title: Made in England (song)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Elton John discography, Greatest Hits 1970–2002, Made in England (Elton John album), Made in England, Believe (Elton John song)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Made in England (song)

"Made in England"
B-side "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" (live) /
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (live) /
"I Saw Her Standing There" (live)
Released 8 May 1995
Format CD, vinyl record (7"), audio cassette
Recorded 1994
Genre Pop
Length 4:46
Label Rocket
Writer(s) Music: Elton John
Lyrics: Bernie Taupin
Producer Elton John, Greg Penny
Elton John singles chronology

"Believe"
(1995)
"Made in England"
(1995)
"Blessed"
(1995)

"Made in England" is the title track from English pop-rock performer Elton John's 1995 album, Made in England. It is an autobiographical telling of his growing up, parts of his life, and what it is like in England.

"Made in England" is often seen as a pro-English anthem, due to its upbeat tune and the repetition of shouts of "England" at the end of the song. However, the lyrics themselves tell a very different story. In fact, the last couple of lines sum it all up:

"But the joke's on you, you never read the song
They all think they know but they all got it wrong"
Elton John in "Made in England"

In this aspect it is very similar to Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" which is also often misinterpreted as a pro-USA song.

Personnel


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.