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Wrap Her Up

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October, 1985

Pop rock

January 1985


Geffen (US) Rocket (UK)

Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Charlie Morgan, Paul Westwood, Davey Johnstone, Fred Mandel

"Wrap Her Up" is a song by English rock performer Elton John, featured on his 1985 album, Ice on Fire. George Michael is featured on the song. Released as a single, it reached number 12 in the UK Singles Chart and number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

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.


  • Elton John: vocals
  • George Michael: vocals
  • Davey Johnstone: electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul Westwood: bass guitar
  • 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
  • References

    Wrap Her Up Wikipedia

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