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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Elton John speaks onstage during the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 17th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Elton John is no stranger to big paychecks, but when news broke he was paid a whopping $6.5 million for appearing in a new ad for the high-end U.K. department store chain John Lewis & Partners, this obviously led to major intrigue about the ad itself.

This morning, the ad, an extended 2:20 clip that features John’s iconic hit “Your Song,” was released, and suddenly, the huge payday is making a lot of sense.   

For starters, the licensing for “Your Song” alone can’t be cheap, and considering the ad highlights various live recordings of the track along with highlighting many different eras of Sir Elton throughout his storied career, mentally all of the numbers are starting to add up.

As far as advertising goes, it’s practically art.  The fact that it also hits sentimental notes thanks to the Christmas theme only makes it better.

Judge for yourself, and try not to feel anything from this ad.  Right now, the Don Drapers of the ad world are in awe and incredibly jealous they didn’t think of a treatment like this.

John Lewis & Partners Christmas Ad 2018 - #EltonJohnLewis ????

Watch the new John Lewis & Partners Christmas TV advert, The Boy and The Piano. This year's story is about the power of a gift. And how that gift inspired, changed and influenced the course of a little boy's life. That little boy just happens to be Elton John.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.