I don't know what the general opinion on Elton John is on here but I'd put Tiny Dancer up there with the best songs ever written. Obviously a generic r'n'b pop sample is going to be rubbish but how does it all get cleared and OK'd?
Has Elton John sat in a room, listened to this and said "Yeah, that's fine by me. Go forth and destroy my back catalogue cos' I need more money for flowers and ugly tracksuits." or is it all done through record labels?
On a side note I can see this being a massive hit single.