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What are your favorite songs by Elton John?

Asked by rockfan (12972points) December 29th, 2018 from iPhone

I was browsing through Elton John’s discography today, and although I noticed he has some pretty bad albums in the 80’s and 90’s, I realized just how consistently great he was in the 70’s – most of the albums are top notch all the way through in my opinion.

My favorite songs of his I think are particularly underrated: “I Need You To Turn To”, “Sixty Years On”, “The Greatest Discovery”, “I’ve Seen That Movie Too”, “Social Disease”, and “My Quicksand”. What about you?

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Candle in the wind. Was nice at princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Gosh. So many. He helped define my coming of age.

janbb's avatar

“Your Song” and “The Greatest Discovery” which leaves me in a puddle each time.

rockfan's avatar

A friend of mine played “The Greatest Discovery” at their sisters baby shower and everyone was a complete mess of tears.

chyna's avatar

Tiny Dancer

janbb's avatar

@rockfan I first heard it when my second son was born and sent it to my oldest when his second son was born.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I like,“I’m still standing”.
But fine with just about all his stuff.

anniereborn's avatar

The entire “Madman Across the Water” album. I also love Daniel, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Rocket Man and Burn Down the Mission

filmfann's avatar

Love Song
I Think I’m Gonna Kill Myself
All the above mentioned songs.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Cadle In The Wind & Tiny Dancer

janbb's avatar

I love “Daniel,” especially since that’s my brother’s name. So many great songs!

chyna's avatar

Mona lisa’s And Madhatters.
To be honest, I think I like most everything he has put out.

rojo's avatar

Where to Now St. Peter
Madman Across the Water
and just for fun
Texan Love Song

And I am going to guess that no one lists any song after his “Blue Moves” album

rockfan's avatar


I really loved “The Diving Board” from 2013, I thought it was a terrific return to form.

My Quicksand is a standout track.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

When I last looked into it, I think Elton John had a song in the US top 100 at almost every moment for 20 years starting in the early 1970s. Probably it was the top 40, but I am erring on the side of caution.

I can’t possibly pick a favorite, but I really like this ‘Levon’ from the BBC.

Brian1946's avatar

I haven’t listened to “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player” for about 40 years, but from what I remember, I really like Daniel, Teacher I Need You, Elderberry Wine, Have Mercy On the Criminal, Crocodile Rock, and High Flying Bird.

On the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album: “Funeral For a Friend” and “Candle In the Wind”.

Another one of my top EJ tunes is Your Song.

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