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Ellie Goulding

Having caught the public's attention in 2010 with her singles "Starry Eyed" and "Guns and Horses," British vocalist Ellie Goulding quickly rose to the top of the charts with her infectious electronic pop sound. Although she started out writing songs in a folk-inflected style, she eventually grew into a more electronic-influenced artist, touching upon dance music and ambient synth pop. With her unique soprano warble and knack for writing catchy yet emotionally earnest songs, Goulding, much like her predecessors Kate Bush and Imogen Heap, stands at the forefront of contemporary mainstream music and arty, independent-minded pop. Born in Hereford, England, she later moved to the country's east coast to study drama at the University of Kent. Goulding had developed a love for folk music as a teenager, and her time at university also exposed her to electronica. After two years, she took a break from her studies and moved to West London, where she pursued a career as an alternative singer/songwriter and befriended producers like Starsmith and Frankmusik, who gave her songs an electro-pop twist. In 2009, Goulding began building an audience via the Internet, where early tracks like "Starry Eyed" and a cover of Sam Sparro's "Black & Gold" were posted on tastemaking MP3 blogs such as Discodust. Goulding soon graduated from the blogosphere to print media, gaining praise from mainstream publications like The Guardian and fielding offers from record labels. She ultimately signed a major-label deal with Polydor Records and began making preparations to release her debut album. In the meantime, she penned songs for Diana Vickers, Gabriella Climi, and others. During the final weeks of 2009, Goulding topped the BBC's Sound of 2010, a poll conducted by British music critics and industry insiders to identify new talent. Building on that momentum, she released Lights -- a sparkling debut album that splashed Goulding's vocal flutter across a landscape of acoustic and synthesized instruments -- in March 2010. Lights topped the U.K. charts during its first week and spun off "Starry Eyed" as a Top Five single (it also charted well in Ireland and New Zealand). Later that year, the album was re-released as Bright Lights, featuring seven new recordings (including a cover of Elton John's "Your Song," which peaked at number two). In 2012, Goulding returned with her sophomore album, Halcyon, which showcased an even more sonically adventurous, electro-pop-infused sound. In 2013, a deluxe reissue featuring ten extra songs was released; entitled Halcyon Days, it acted as a supplement to the original release. Two of its new songs, "Burn" and "How Long Will I Love You," were among her biggest hits. The following year, she was featured on Calvin Harris' Top Ten U.K. hit "Outside," participated in Band Aid 30's update of "Do They Know It's Christmas?," and entered the U.K. Top Ten once more with "Beating Heart," a song released on the soundtrack for Divergent. Another soundtrack single, "Love Me Like You Do," added to the success of Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015. That same year, Goulding released her third studio album, Delirium, which featured collaborations with Max Martin, Greg Kurstin, and others. The pop-leaning Delirium included the single "On My Mind" and peaked at number three on the U.S. and U.K. charts. Goulding returned in 2017 on "First Time," a collaboration with electronic producer Kygo. ~ Andrew Leahey & Jason Birchmeier
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Stations Featuring
Ellie Goulding

    Pop Remixes

    Pop Remixes
    4 songs

    Dance Pop

    Dance Pop
    4 songs

    Scratch DJ Academy Mixtape

    Scratch DJ Academy Mixtape
    1 song

    Lite Hits

    Lite Hits
    6 songs


    3 songs

    Party Hits

    1 song

    Love Songs

    2 songs

    Top Dance

    2 songs

    Kids Pop

    2 songs

    Electronic Chill

    3 songs

    Workout Songs

    2 songs

    Acoustic Rock

    1 song

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

    Relax Trax

    1 song

    Gay Anthems

    2 songs


    1 song

    Shuffle Hits

    1 song

Albums by
Ellie Goulding

Top Songs by
Ellie Goulding

  1.   Song
  2.   Lights
  3.   Love Me Like You Do
  4.   Burn
  5.   On My Mind
  6.   Anything Could Happen
  7.   Starry Eyed
  8.   Something in the Way You Move
  9.   Under The Sheets
  10.   Salt Skin
  11.   Your Song
  12.   My Blood
  13.   How Long Will I Love You
  14.   Explosions
  15.   Army
  16.   Under Control
  17.   Still Falling for You
  18.   Goodness Gracious
  19.   Tessellate
  20.   High For This
  21.   Don't Need Nobody
  22.   Lost and Found
  23.   Hanging On
  24.   Beating Heart
  25.   Paradise
  26.   I Know You Care
  27.   Mirror
  28.   Keep on Dancin'
  29.   Scream It Out
  30.   Aftertaste
  31.   Figure 8
  32.   The Writer
  33.   Joy
  34.   I Do What I Love
  35.   Heal
  36.   Your Biggest Mistake
  37.   Here's to Us
  38.   Winner
  39.   Holding on for Life
  40.   Delirium (Intro)
  41.   Only You
  42.   Animal
  43.   In My Mind
  44.   We Can't Move to This
  45.   Don't Panic
  46.   Codes
  47.   Around U
  48.   Bittersweet
  49.   Dead in the Water
  50.   Don't Say a Word
  51.   Guns and Horses
  52.   The Greatest
  53.   Devotion
  54.   Stay Awake
  55.   Soho Square
  56.   Halcyon
  57.   This Love (Will Be Your Downfall)
  58.   Everytime You Go
  59.   Wish I Stayed
  60.   I'll Hold My Breath
  61.   Hearts Without Chains
  62.   You My Everything
  63.   Atlantis
  64.   Run Into The Light

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