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Tiny Dancer has just been released

It was the song of a generation more than once.

In 1971 Elton John released Tiny Dancer and it became an unofficial anthem for the 70s. Then in 2000 when the hit film Almost Famous featured the song in a key scene a new generation took it as their own. Now 2017 looks set to see another generation embrace the immortal song thanks to YouTube.

The company has teamed up with Elton John to create the song’s first film clip, 46 years after the song was released.

For a clip 46 years in the making it better be good. There are a few famous faces in there, see if you can pick them out.

The lengthy livestream is taking place at Witness Worldwide Headquarters, a house specifically made for the promotional event. The whole event is a lead up to a free concert on Monday in LA for 1000 of her lucky fans.

She’s staying in the house with her team (make-up artist, assistants, pets) and has also been visited by numerous celebrity guests including Gordon Ramsey.

Most recently, the livestream featured Perry sitting down to Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh, a celebrity psychologist who hosts Viceland’s The Therapist.

Katy Perry wrote ‘I Kissed A Girl’ about her

ASK ANYONE when they first heard about Katy Perry and most would agree it was when she released her huge 2008 hit I Kissed A Girl.

For years, people have speculated who the song, which alludes to Perry kissing a girl and liking it, was about.

The singer has previously said everything from Scarlett Johansson to Angelina Jolie’s lips inspired the catchy tune but now Miley Cyrus is claiming the song was written about her.

In an interview with WKTU radio station, the Malibu singer claims Perry’s colossal hit was written about a kiss the two shared almost 10 years ago, when Cyrus was 15.

When the hosts asked Cyrus if any of her friends had congratulated her on the success of her new song Malibu, the singer brought up Perry.

“Katy Perry and I have been friends for a long time. We were actually just realising that next year we’ve been friends for 10 years. I think she’s my friend who I’ve known the longest which is really, really cool,” she told the station.

“Cause when she came out with I Kissed A Girl I was doing the Hannah Montana movie and I heard her on the radio and they said ‘Who’d you write that about?’ and she said me. And I was on a four-wheeler at the time and I heard it and I started screaming and freaking out and then she asked me to go to the MTV VMAs with her,” she told the radio station.

“And she took me but my mum didn’t want me to go by myself, stranger danger, so my mum went with me in the limo with Katy Perry. And my mum didn’t really get the joke. She just thought it was cool that I got to go with Katy Perry, so yeah that’s how we met,” she added.

In a 2009 interview withQ Magazine, Perry told the publication the lyrics were inspired by her friendship with a girl as a teenager.

“I did kiss her. I was totally obsessed with her. She was beautiful — porcelain skin, perfect lips,” she said.

Whether or not she was referring to Cyrus was unconfirmed.

Hating their biggest hits

WHEN it comes to hitting the big time, no matter the artist or band, each and every one of them have a song to thank for their successful career.

Whether it turned them into one hit wonders or started them on their path to success, artists are constantly on the lookout for the hit that will give them superstar status.

All of these artists managed to find those life-changing hits but, just because these songs helped them hit the big time, doesn’t mean they’re fans of them.

Here’s the artists who can’t stand their biggest tunes.

RADIOHEAD — CREEP

Each member of Radiohead has, at one point or another, taken turns teasing their huge 1992 hit but none have been more vocal than lead singer Thom Yorke.

The singer has previously said he nicknamed the song “Crap” and despite being a favourite of their set list until the late 1990s, the band tired of it and eventually refused to play it.

In 1997, when a crowd in Montreal chanted for the band to perform the song, Yorke famously screamed back, “F**k off, we’re tired of it”.

After years of refusing to perform the song, the band’s dislike towards Creep finally seems to have thawed.

“It can be cool sometimes, but other times I want to stop halfway through and be like, ‘Nah, this isn’t happening,’” York told Rolling Stone in June.