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"How Long Will I Love You" was covered by English recording artist Ellie Goulding for Halcyon Days (2013), the reissue of her second studio album, Halcyon (2012). The song was released on 10 November 2013 as the second single from the reissue, also serving as the official song for BBC Children in Need 2013 appeal. It is also included on the soundtrack to the 2013 Richard Curtis film About Time and in the Roger Michell short film Tom & Issy.
Goulding performed "How Long Will I Love You" live in the BBC Children in Need Appeal Show on BBC One on 15 November 2013.
"How Long Will I Love You" debuted at number 192 on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending 7 September 2013. On the chart dated 23 November 2013, the song jumped from number 117 to number three, selling 82,872 copies.
Sep 9, 2013
Director(s): Mike Sharpe
Stylist(s): Felix Treacy
The music video for "How Long Will I Love You" was directed by Mike Sharpe and released on 9 September 2013. The video shows Goulding walking along a beach, intercut with footage from About Time. However, this version was later removed from Ellie's VEVO Youtube account.
A second music video premiered on Goulding's official Vevo channel on 28 October 2013, and contains scenes from the short film Tom & Issy, directed by Roger Michell and starring Goulding and Dylan Edwards. The video was shot entirely on a Nokia Lumia 1020.
|ARIA Charts (Australia)||46|
|Official Charts Company (UK)||3|
|United Kingdom||30 October 2013||Mainstream radio||Polydor Records|
|10 November 2013||Digital download|
|Bass, keyboards, production||John Fortis|
|Engineering, mixing||Richard Kayvan|
|Engineering, percussion||Ashley Krajewski|
|Viola, violin||Kirsty Mangan|
|Published by||® 2013 Polydor Ltd. (UK)|