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I'm Still Standing
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"I'm Still Standing" is a song on English pop-rock performer Elton John's 1983 album, Too Low for Zero. He sings about making a comeback despite problems in daily life. The video, directed by Russell Mulcahy, was shot in Cannes (InterContinental Carlton Cannes) and Nice on the Côte d'Azur in France and features the colours of the French flag. Bruno Tonioli, later a judge on the hit shows Strictly Come Dancing for BBC (UK) and its American adaptation, Dancing with the Stars for ABC in the US, appears as one of the dancers in the video.

Some commentators noted the similarities between the track and David Bowie's near-simultaneous hit "Modern Love".[citation needed] Both parties admitted the songs were recorded at roughly the same time with no knowledge of the other, and it seems to be just a coincidence.[citation needed]

The song became a big hit for John on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at #4 in the UK, reached #1 in Switzerland and #12 in the US.

Martha Wash later covered the song on the soundtrack to The First Wives Club. The song was also featured in an episode of the short-lived TV musical series, Viva Laughlin, and performed by the character A.J, in the musical Love Shack.

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Label: MCA
Release Date: May 5, 1983
Artist: Elton John

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