Elton John’s top five hits
It is a difficult task to pick the top five hits from Elton John. He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947 but is better known as Sir Elton Hercules John. Sir Elton John’s career is as long as it is impressive. He has produced over 30 albums and sold well over 300 million records. Sir Elton John is one of the best-selling musicians in the world. In his career, he has hit the charts with top hits more than 50 times. This multitalented producer, singer, composer and musician looks like he can keep going strong into the next decade. But for now, looking at this massive portfolio of music, we try to pick his top five songs.
1. Rocket Man
Probably most Sir Elton John fans’ number one pick would be Rocket Man from his album Honky Chateau released in 1972. Inspired by man’s travel into space, Sir Elton John penned this song in honor of man’s dreams of exploration of the universe and the isolation of space travel.
2. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
More of a pop tune from the album Too Low for Zero released in 1983, Sir Elton John’s song inspires soul music accompanied by his smooth pianist skills.
3. Crocodile Rock
Who hasn’t heard this classic from Sir Elton John’s album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player released in 1973. Inspired by early 50’s rock and roll this catchy tune from the 70’s had major staying power and is one of Sir Elton John’s staple pieces.
4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Sir Elton John released this song from the self-titled album of the same name in 1973. It’s a tale of a young farm boy who feels trapped by omni-presence of a more powerful figure. The blend of vocals and musical undertones works perfectly.
5. I’m Still Standing
Finally, to round out the top five, is the song from Sir Elton John’s album Too Low for Zero, released in 1983. Again, another of Elton’s pop-like hits from the 80’s, it represents his rock roots in a fully danceable song representing the adaption of his music through all decades.
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