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Single review: Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed

Ellie Goulding

Release date

It's out 22 February 2010

The style

Ellie Goulding's second single has a bit of everything. It's a cross between pop, indie and dance.

Starry Eyed is an upbeat song that will make you feel happy. She has a sweet-sounding voice and can sing really well.

She's won a few awards already, including the Critics' Choice at the Brits this year.

The words

The lyrics describe being with your friends and having fun. It's all about having a good time and being happy and cheerful.

Ricky caught up with Ellie Goulding on the red carpet at the Brit Awards
Ricky had a chat with Ellie Goulding on the red carpet at the Brit Awards

The chorus is easy to remember and sing along to, and it really makes you want to dance. This is the kind of song you want to listen to when you are with your friends.

Ellie says that she wanted to write a song that everyone could relate to and she's certainly done that.

Will you still be humming it next week?

A couple of the lines are pretty catchy and will stay in your head for a while.

It might take a few listens before you really like this song but it will grow on you.

Will it make the charts?

This song should do OK. It might not make the top 10 but it could be Ellie's breakthrough song. She's definitely one to watch!


NR rating:

Three out of five

Your Comments

"The song is really cheesy and I don't like it."

Shannon, 10, Preston, England

"I like this song but my mates think its annoying!"

Megz, 12, Bristol, England

"I think Starry Eyed is awesome and she could have a great year. It's so catchy!"

Molly, 10, Yorkshire, England

"Our school is going wild for Starry Eyed and we're even making up some brill moves for the song!"

Ella, 8, Yorkshire, England

"I think Starry Eyed is brill! I even know all of the lyrics!"

Jewel, 9, Leicestershire, England

"I love this song!!!! Ellie Goulding rocks, it's always stuck in my head!"

Maddy, 11, London, England

"Amazing! It is so upbeat and catchy you can't get it out of your head. Love it!!"

Amelia, 13, London, England

"It is very good. It is the best song ever."

Abigail, 10, Kent, London

"I love this song, it's so catchy."

Charlotte, 12, Kent, London

"It is fantastic."

Amy, 10, Manchester, England

"I love this song. It's brilliant and it's so catchy."

Chloe, 11, Belfast, N. Ireland

"I love this song and well done for winning a Brit! Next year she is going to be brill!"

Hannah, 11, Devon, England

"I thought that it was a really good song and I really like her!"

Adam, 10, Kent, England

"Me and my mum absolutely love this song. Every time it comes on I just start to sing it and I know all of the words to it! LUCKY ME!!"

Dion, 10, East Sussex, England

"I really like this song. I think this song is really good and I would listen to it every day!!"

Kaitlin, 10, Cornwall, England

"I love this song!"

Zoe, 13, Essex, England

"Ellie Goulding's Starry Eyed is a pop and dance song. With catchy lyrics and excellent music you can't resist! Her unique voice is amazing. Ellie is not a girl to forget! I Love Ellie Goulding!"

Heather, 13, Preston, England

I love Ellie! I think she should be the queen of pop!

Sureena, 10, Birmingham, England

"Ellie Goulding definitely leaves me and my sister starry eyed! She is so fashionable too! Yay for her!"

Madeleine, 9, Newcastle, England

"I didn't like it so much at first but it kind of grew on me and I can't get it out of my head now! Go Goulding!"

Daisy, 14, Milton Keynes, England

"I love her!"

Hannah, 12, West Sussex, England

"It's so good, I love it."

Owain, 11, Herefordshire, England

"I love her. She is amazing."

Sharelle, 12, Nottinghamshire, England

"Absolutely amazing and I just can't get enough of this brilliant song. Ellie Goulding is and will be the next big thing in the charts and will get to number 1!"

Mill, 13, London, England

"Very good!"

Zac, 12, Ohio, USA

"It's really weird but I like it."

Morgan, 10, Belfast, N. Ireland

"I love this song, it's really good. It's stuck in my head."

Astrid, 11, London, England

"She is amazing. I love her songs. Five stars."

Sophie, 11, Leeds, England

"We LOVE Ellie Goulding. We look up to her so much."

Rozreen and Tommy, 9, Chester, England

"I loved it. She is the next big thing. I think she is better than Cheryl Cole."

Millie, 11, Hampshire, England

"I love this song, it is always in my head! Ellie has a really nice voice and will definitely do well."

Chantal, 11, Essex, England

"I think the song is great."

Lewis, 13, Newcastle, England

"I love this song, it's wicked."

Mary, 14, Leicestershire, England

"I really like this song! It's been stuck in my head for ages. I didn't like it when I first heard it but now I can't get enough!"

Kala, 13, Hertfordshire, England

"I just cant get it out of my head, it's AMAZING!!"

Elle, 11, Newcastle, England

"I think this song is great. It's a bit long but it all pays off in the end!"

Lauren, 13, Co. Durham, England

"I LOVE this song, it's awesome but the video puts me off!"

Stevie, 13, Sunderland, England

"I think they're AMAZING. It's great that Lady Gaga and Beyonce got together. They make a fantastic duo!"

Des'ree, 14, Co. Cavan, Ireland

"I love her singing."

Olivia, 6, Bradford, England

"Ellie is wicked, I love her loads. It is such a amazing song."

Lydia, 11, Newcastle, England

"I really like Ellie Goulding's song."

Josh, 11, Motherwell, Scotland

"Hate it!!"

Ellyn, 11, Lincolnshire, England

"This song is brill! Ellie is an amazing singer!"

Jemimah, 11, England

"Starry Eyed is a catchy tune that you will want to listen to over and over again. When I first listened to this song, I wasn't keen on it but after a while it became a close first favourite! I love this song and I'm sure you will to."

Sophie, 13, Portsmouth, England

"I totally love Ellie Goulding's Starry Eyed. I listen to her every day. She's one of my favourite singers. Keep it up, Ellie!!"

Anna, 9, Brandenburg, Germany

"Ellie is AMAZING!! I love her new song and I am really glad that she won her awards."

Auveen, 11, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland

"Starry Eyed is sooo catchy. I sing it on the way to school. I wish I could sing like her!"

Flora, 9, London, England

"Ellie Goulding is a great singer and her new single Starry Eyed is superb! The chorus is catchy and so funky! FANTASTIC!"

Jayden, 12, Paris, France

"I think this is an amazing song. At first I thought she had her voice backed up with synths and all the other shenanigans, but then I saw her at The Junction. She has an exceptional voice and since then I have actually bought her album. I hope she releases an acoustic or a live album, because that's what she really excels in."

Lesley, 14, Cambridgeshire, England

"This is a BRILLIANT song! Ellie Goulding has a good future ahead of her. GO ELLIE!"

Jessica, 11, Co. Armagh, N. Ireland

"This is HORRIBLE."

Katy, 9, Luton, England

"She is good and pretty. I love the album."

Katie, 13, Swansea, Wales

"This song is alright."

Ellie, 10, Newcastle, England

"I LOVE her song! I always sing along to it when it's on the radio."

Caitlin, 10, Newcastle, England

"I absolutely love her and her song."

Aimee, 13, Nottingham, England

"Ellie is a good singer and the chorus is super catchy. Good on her to get to number four in the charts and get the number one spot in the album charts! I think she will get even more great hits!"

Ewan, 11, Northamptonshire, England

"Ellie Goulding is amazing, so is this song. I'm so glad she won a Brit award."

Maisie, 12, Devon, England

"I think Starry Eyed is an amazing song. Ellie is a really good singer and she is really pretty."

Beth, 10, Somerset, England

"It's really good and I love listening to it on the radio."

Jessie, 11, Derbyshire, England

"I love it. Whenever it comes on I turn up the radio and sing and dance until it has finished."

Morgan, 10, Argus, Scotland

"I heard this song on TV and now now I'm obsessed with it! I listen to it on my iPod non-stop. I rate this song 10 out of 10."

Saz, 12, London, England

"This is wicked. I can't stop listening to it."

Adam, 11, Warwickshire, England

"She's amazing. My sister and I both love her."

Nic, 12, Swansea, Wales

"I love this song. It's the best. I love the lyrics."

Kay, 14, Essex, England

"Starry Eyed is a great song. It is so amazing. She is great."

Sharelle, 12, Nottingham, England

"I think Ellie Goulding is AMAZING! I love Starry Eyed!"

Harry, 10, UK

"I adore this song. When I'm watching the chart shows I wait for ages for this song to come on. I sing it under my breath all the time at school!"

Megan, 11, Surrey, England

"I think she is the best singer ever."

Natalie, 9, Isle of Man, GB

"It's ok, not really my type of music but it's good for relaxing!"

Amira, 9, Birmingham, England

"I really like her song. She has a very good voice. I think she's going to have a good future."

Ella, 10, Essex, England

"Ellie Goulding is the best. She is amazing especially for her age."

Alessia, 10, Oxfordshire, England

"I remember when I first heard Ellie Goulding's demos back in 2008. They were old versions of tracks like Guns and Horses and Wish I Stayed. I loved it all, she was much quieter, more indie. Then, in 2009 I heard the first version of this track, I was horrified! Suddenly she sounded more at home in some disco, or the top ten of the charts. I'm very disappointed in Ellie. All her best tracks have been ruined. She's become a clone of artists like Little Boots or Florence and the Machine."

Rowan, 13, Somerset, England

"I actually don't like this song, although it is true that she does have a good voice."

Shareen, 10, Liverpool, England

"I think it is really boring, I can't understand how she won an award for it. I hadn't even heard of it until someone said she'd won an award!"

Laura, 14, Woking, England

"I really like her song but I never knew who sang it until she won an award at the Brits!"

Nicole, 10, Shetland, Scotland

"I think Starry Eyed is pretty good. She will be the best pop star in a couple of years."

Kiah, 12, Somerset, England

"I love Ellie, she is my idol."

Phoebe, 11, Essex, England

WOW! Fabulous is the only word to describe this!"

Faatimah, 9, Yorkshire, England

"I think that this song shows that her voice is strong."

Carys, 10, Glasgow, England

"It is an average song, but the way she sings it gives it a beat and makes it a lot better! I would think about buying this."

Hannah, 9, Liverpool, England

"I think it is really good."

Eltoma, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"Ellie Goulding's song STARRY EYED is one of the best songs I've heard. It has a good beat to dance to and the lyrics are really good. 10/10!"

Laura-Jayne, 13, Scunthorpe, England

"I love Starry Eyed. I've been listening to Ellie since December 2009 and could NEVER regret it."

Hattie, 12, Essex, England

"I first listened to this song on a ferry to France and I haven't stopped listening to it ever since. I think Ellie Goulding deserved the Brit award she got!!"

Georgie, 13, Kent, England

"I love the song, it rocks. Ellie Goulding is such a great singer."

Sharelle, 12, Nottingham, England

"Amazing. I love Ellie's single and I'm glad she won the Critic's Choice award. She has real talent."

Katy, 9, Luton, England

"I like this report because I agree completely! She is a fab singer and Starry Eyed is my fave song at the minute. Go Ellie!"

Bethany, 9, Leeds, England

"I totally agree. She's definitely got ME starry-eyed! She is a great singer and is my idol!"

Amelia, 10, Leeds, England

"Technology these days is so great rubbish singers can be number one in the charts. When Ellie performed on TV she sounded like a cat in a washing machine."

Helena, 11, Stockport, England

"Wow I love Ellie Golding! I was so happy when she won the Critic's Choice award at the Brits! I think she is going be the next big thing!"

Ellen, 10, Herefordshire, England

"I like Ellie because she's different, in a good way, AND she's got a nice voice!"

Eve, 10, Oxfordshire, England

"Wow, she's great!! She deserved the Brit award! She is the next big thing!"

Aoibh, 10, Derry, N. Ireland

"I don't like this song because she only says Starry Eyed. It is a rubbish song and I don't know why she got Critics' Choice [Brit award]."

George, 10, Cheshire, England

"I love Ellie Goulding. I first saw her at a Little Boots concert, she was the support. I really love this type of music and I will definitely be buying her CD!"

Ella, 14, Shrewsbury, England

"Her music is so unique. It grows on you very quickly and her voice is so pure. I recommend this artist to anyone!"

Leah, 11, UK

"Starry Eyed deffo left me Starry Eyed!!"

Ciara, 10, Co. Meath, Ireland

"I love her new song. She is AMAZING!! Her song is really catchy and definitely me!!"

Saamiya, 13, London, England

"My sister introduced me to Starry Eyed. It took a while, but it eventually became my favourite song. I am dazzled by Ellie's new song. I LOVE her voice and wish the song went on for longer!"

Rosa, 11, Cumbria, England

"This song is OK. The beat and the chorus are catchy but I don't think it will make the charts."

Zara, 14, Manchester, England

"It's great. I have it on my iPod and can't wait to buy the album. I like this type of music as well!"

Samah, 11, London, England

"I love the song, it is brill!! It makes you want to bounce up and down!!"

Jess, 9, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland

"I think Ellie Goulding is awesome! I think Starry Eyed is WAY better than her older single, but I still think she has a great voice and great songs!!"

Maryam, 12, Derbyshire, England

"This single is amazing!! I like this sort of music."

Lewis, 10, Bolton, England

"She's good, and my name is Ellie too!!"

Ellie, 9, Carmarthenshire, Wales

"One word - WOW!!I'm new to this type of music and I love it. I am definitely going to buy her album which is coming out in March. 11 out of 10!!"

Rachel, 11, Isle of Lewis, UK