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Best Elton John Songs

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Rated 24 points - posted 10 years ago by BradHemphill in category Music.
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Report Abuse
"Hunting the horny'backed toad." Only Taupin/John could have a monster hit with lines like that.
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Rocket Man Report Abuse
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love it
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amazing
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This Train Don't Stop There Anymore Report Abuse
Brilliant, shockingly self-revealing lyrics, a production that's a second coming of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," and Elton's plaintive vocals make for a latter-day megaclassic
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Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me Report Abuse
Bernie Taupin's second best lyrics.
328 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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I love this song and 'Your Song'. They are the best of Elton's songs.
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Sacrifice Report Abuse
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Recover Your Soul Report Abuse
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Believe Report Abuse
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Tiny Dancer Report Abuse
303 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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One of my favorite songs, never fails to cheer me up.
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masterpiece
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Harmony Report Abuse
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I'm Still Standing Report Abuse
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Roy Rogers Report Abuse
The sweetest song about growing old and clinging to life's small pleasures that has ever been written.
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Can You Feel the Love Tonight Report Abuse
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"It's enough, to make kings and vagabonds, believe the very best". You don't hear songs with that power anymore.
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The Panic in Me Report Abuse
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I Can't Keep This From You Report Abuse
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The Last Song Report Abuse
John's best song ever on one of his worst albums. This tribute to AIDS victims is heartbreaking.
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Candle in the Wind Report Abuse
226 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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I listen to this because my best friend in the world is going through lots. This remind's me of her. Good song! :)
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Your Song Report Abuse
216 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 5 comments
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I can't believe this is not number 1. So beautiful.
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i sang this song in a private performing arts with monster fees talent show, and i won; despite everyone else actually went ot the school, its emotional and touches everyone who hears it
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words so simple, yet they cut deep
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so beautiful. he is the best artist, with such passionate songs
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wow amazing intense words
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All the Girls Love Alice Report Abuse
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Empty Garden Report Abuse
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Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word Report Abuse
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I Can't Steer My Heart Clear of You Report Abuse
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Daniel Report Abuse
178 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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should be higher up
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Sad Songs (Say So Much) Report Abuse
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Philadelphia Freedom Report Abuse
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Nikita Report Abuse
Gorgeous girl
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80's classic
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Crocodile Rock Report Abuse
171 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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This is a great song A Sen It Up! I I
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Don't Go Breaking My Heart Report Abuse
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The Bitch Is Back Report Abuse
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The Bridge Report Abuse
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Someone Saved My Life Tonight Report Abuse
155 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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"Thank god my music's still alive"
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...and I would have walked head on into the deep end of the river.... gives me chills every time.
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Strangers Report Abuse
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Levon Report Abuse
152 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 3 comments
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Best Elton song in my opinion. Amazing melody.
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shouldn't be on this list
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love it
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Weight of the World Report Abuse
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Cry to Heaven Report Abuse
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Bennie and the Jets Report Abuse
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Circle of Life Report Abuse
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Should be wayyyy higher
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Skyline Pigeon Report Abuse
The piano version of this song off of "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player" is simply amazing.
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The piano version off of "Don't Shoot Me" is simply an amazingly song. A more experienced elton really breaths new life the hidden masterpiece. The original harpsichord version on Empty Sky. is okay, but the harpsichord seems to distract from Bernies beautiful lyrics.
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Pinball Wizard Report Abuse
A great of cover of a great Who song. Better IMO then the original. I just love the "i Can't Explain" riff at the end of the song as a nod to The Who. Brilliant.
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Bitter Fingers Report Abuse
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This Song Has No Title Report Abuse
love this one
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awesome lyrics about the meaning of life.
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Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters Report Abuse
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I've Seen That Movie Too Report Abuse
112 points - added 8 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Just listened to this song again after 30 years and couldn't believe how good it still is. I'm busy going through an Elton John revival and this has just leapfrogged funeral for a friend into my personal no. 1 spot. I'd be keen to hear favourites of others who rate these two songs.
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Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding Report Abuse
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Elton's masterpiece. Very cool church organ to start things off. Then EJ comes in with beautiful piano work steadily building to a crescendo that leads into Love Lies Bleeding I just know EJ had to have broken some piano wires as he hits those keys so hard!!! After almost 40 years this song is still gives me chills!
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Madman Across the Water Report Abuse
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I agree. I always remember this rounding out one of the best LP sides of all time.
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This should be ranked higher :)
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I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues Report Abuse
106 points - added 10 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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It is a GREAT song!
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This song is unbelievable
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Long Way from Happiness Report Abuse
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Blessed Report Abuse
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Sleeping with the Past Report Abuse
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My Heart Dances Report Abuse
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Love Song Report Abuse
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All That I'm Allowed Report Abuse
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Blue Eyes Report Abuse
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Wnen Love Is Dying Report Abuse
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Take Me Back Report Abuse
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Saturday's Alright For Fighting Report Abuse
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Whispers Report Abuse
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My Quicksand Report Abuse
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Elaborate Lives Report Abuse
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So Sad the Renegade Report Abuse
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Come Down in Time Report Abuse
Great song - Tumbleweed Connection one of his best albums
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Latitude Report Abuse
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The Greatest Discovery Report Abuse
Taupin's lyrics are genius. Poetry. From the confused perspective of a small boy blessed with a new brother.
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I Need You to Turn To Report Abuse
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Empty Sky Report Abuse
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Teacher, I Need You Report Abuse
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Grey Seal Report Abuse
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this may be my favorite EJ song musically
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couldn't believe this wasn't on here
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The One Report Abuse
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Under Rated
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Ticking Report Abuse
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Indian Sunset Report Abuse
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This has always been one of my "underground" favorite Elton songs. And probably one of the greatest songs about our Native Americans. Bernie just creates such imagery with "where the buffalo graze in clover fields without the sound of guns" and with the final line "and piece to this young warrior comes...with bullet hole" just drives the point home!
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Border Song Report Abuse
Scary good.
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Burn Down The Mission Report Abuse
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I Stop and I Breathe Report Abuse
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Please Report Abuse
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Sixty Years On Report Abuse
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The North Report Abuse
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Amoreena Report Abuse
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Glad to see that I am not the only one who appreciates this amazing song.
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Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy Report Abuse
This song is autobiographical of Elton and Bernie's experience in the peak of their popularity during 1970-75.
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Mama Can't Buy You Love Report Abuse
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Kiss the Bride Report Abuse
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My Father's Gun Report Abuse
Why was this not on the list?? One of the best!
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Oh course this is a great song on great album. Tumbleweed didn't have the hits as his other albums did. So i think this album and song get lost in the mix of all the other great songs.
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