Elton John Songs Ranked from Best to Worst. Do You Agree?
Elton John is an English singer, pianist, and composer who has attracted fans of all ages from across the globe. Together with his songwriting partner and lyricist, Bernie Taupin, the two have collaborated on more than 30 albums. However, although some songs were major hits, others didn't quite make the cut.
Since 1967, the two have been creating a musical and cultural wave all the way from the UK to the U.S. Selling over 300 million records, Elton John has become one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Currently on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour with his band, John is still selling out venues and stealing hearts.
Which of John's songs stole your heart like no other? We need your help creating a ranking of the best (and worst) Elton John songs ever released. Don't forget to check out how many people actually agree with you, you might even be surprised!
"Bennie And The Jets"
First appearing on the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album in 1973, "Bennie and the Jets" has been one of John's most popular songs ever released. This playful and catchy tune is enjoyed by fans of all ages.
"Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding"
"Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" is the opening track on the double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The first part, "Funeral for a Friend" is an instrumental created by John while thinking what type of music he would like played at his own funeral.
Recorded and released in 1971, "Levon" reached number 24 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. This track was released on John's fourth album, Madman Across the Water.
Appearing on Madman Across the Water, "Tiny Dancer" was released as a single in 1972. The song was popularized after being featured in the 2000 film Almost Famous.
"Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)"
Following its original release as a single, "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)" was released on John's 1973 studio album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. This tracks is easily one of John's most critically and commercially successful singles.
"Your Song" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. The track was composed and performed by John himself, and released back in 1970. As a plainly beautiful love song, "Your Song" resonates with fans to this day.
"Take Me To The Pilot"
Composed by John for his second album in 1970, "Take Me To The Pilot" is full of powerful metaphors, some even call it incomprehensible. Nevertheless, it became widely popular among fans not long after its release.
Inspired by a fantastical short story, "Rocket Man" describes a Mars-bound astronaut's mixed feelings toward leaving his family in order to fulfill his duties. It's soulful and inspiring, it's no wonder that Rolling Stone lists it as No. 245 of its 500 greatest songs of all time.
"I'm Still Standing"
"I'm Still Standing" is an ode to resilience, in which John applauds himself for remaining relevant and successful come the ever-changing culture of the early 1980s. It's featured on his 1983 album, Too Low for Zero.
"Burn Down The Mission"
"Burn Down The Mission" is John's tenth and final track on his album, Tumbleweed Connection. Released in 1970, the song has somewhat of a gentle country touch to it. Although the lyrics seem to tell a story, they are rather vague and left open to interpretation.
After first being released in the UK in late 1972, "Crocodile Rock" was released in the U.S. the following month. The song became John's first U.S. number-one single, securing the top spot for weeks. John attributes his inspiration to the discovery of an Australian band called Daddy Cool, and their hit single titled "Eagle Rock".