Elton John and Stevie Wonder's heartwarming music video for their powerful duet 'Finish Line'

Publish Date
Monday, 13 May 2024, 12:00PM

Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder! He's celebrating his 74th birthday today and since our Play That Plays Artist of the Day is Sir Elton John, we thought we'd reshare this heartwarming music video of the pair's first-ever duet.

Over 35 years after their 1985 charity single 'That's What Friends Are For,' Elton John and Stevie Wonder finally teamed up for their first-ever duet, 'Finish Line.'

Released on the Rocket Man's 2021 album, The Lockdown Sessions, the two music icons also released an accompanying music video - and it will give you all the feels.

The heartwarming video celebrates life's most beautiful moments captured on film through the lens of multiple people.

From birth and childhood milestones through to graduation, marriage, and retirement, the song's touching clips pay tribute to all of these pivotal periods in life, as well as giving a shout-out to all the incredible doctors and nurses who battled through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Directed by Zach Sekuler, the montage of footage also includes various snapshots of Elton and Stevie together, given their paths have crossed several times throughout their careers.

The music legends — who also previously collaborated on 'I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues' — also recruited the Sunday Service choir for the soulful gospel track.

"I couldn't be more proud of 'Finish Line' — I'd go as far as to say it's one of the best records I've ever made,' Elton said about the song.

He added: "Stevie's voice is as good as I can ever remember hearing him — he sounds like a 17-year-old again, he’s singing with a sheer joy and exuberance in his vocals … It was a magical process.

"I've always loved collaborating with Stevie, and I'm delighted that after fifty years of friendship, we finally get to do a full-blown duet."

Such a beautiful video!

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