Elton called in some special guests on his Ice On Fire
album, including Sister Sledge, Nik Kershaw, and Queen's rhythm section of Roger Taylor and John Deacon. On "Wrap Her Up," George Michael, one of the hottest pop stars in the land thanks to his duo Wham!, joins Elton on vocals (Michael also does backing vocals on another track from the album, "Nikita
In this song, they dream about wrapping up and taking home lovely ladies of just about any persuasion. Hearing them sing so lasciviously about bedding babes seems ludicrous, but that the time, Elton was married to a woman (Renate Blauel) and Michael had not yet come out as gay. The lyric was written by Bernie Taupin, who usually made his relationship songs more ambiguous, but in this case faced the challenge of writing for two singers.