It was Elton John that made her
he signed Kiki to his Rocket label and released her 1973 beautiful song
Amoureuse, which was a French star by Veronique Sanson who sang it in
1972. Veronique’s version was sung without the word appearing. Gary Osborne
gave Kiki the English lyrics and was also responsible for the Pepsi jingle of
the early 1970s. Remember “ composition …?” lipsmackingthirtsquenching
The song was called Emotion when released by Helen Reddy in 1975 a state side hit.
The song was written by Elton and Bernie but they called themselves Ann Orson and Carte Blanche. The famous video was supposed to be a one off “show” for a TV
programme, but when the song became
such a hit it was shown all the time. Elton has never looked so great in his
silly suit. Not.
The same year Kiki had an EP out that got to No. 13 and had two minor hits the following year. But Kiki will always be remembered for her famous duet with Elton.