The legendary British singer wrote the song `Hello, Hello` for new movie `Gnomeo and Juliet` and asked the pop superstar to duet with him for it and Elton couldn`t be happier with how it turned out, even though they recorded separately.
He told Collider.com: "The Lady Gaga duet came about really by me tying her down and hitting her over the head and saying, `Will you do this song with me?`
"No. She came to the house last year. We just mentioned the film and the song and she said, "I`d love to do it! And, because she has an incredibly hectic schedule, she did it between tour dates, somewhere in Scandinavia, and a little bit in New York. We did it completely separately, but she added so much of her own magic to the song and gave it a new life. Obviously, it was a duet and I was looking for someone to sing it with. Because she`s one of my new best friends and I love her to death, it was nice that she was so excited to do it."
While the duet with Gaga went smoothly, Elton admitted he was disappointed that a planned song by Lily Allen did not work out.
He explained: "One song which got left out was a really great song that Lily Allen sang. But, the storyboards changed, the story evolved and things get left by the wayside. You have to accept that, when you write for a musical or an animation movie that has music in it."