His music has transcended the generations. Elton John first hit the charts in the summer of 1970 and just never looked back. His music was a fixture on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart for 30 years. So many styles, so many memorable songs! I would like to present for your consideration a list of my very favorite Elton John songs. There are just so many and I have listed them in no particular order. You may disagree with some of my selections so I would invite you to make up a list of your own. I have added several dozen of Elton's biggest hits and most popular songs to the "Music Matters" data base so you should be able to make up your own list very quickly. Of course if I missed one of your personal favorites please do not hesitate to add it to the data base.
The first time I heard this song back in late 1970 I thought to myself "This guy is great!" His problem is going to be that he will never be able to top this one. How wrong I was. He has done it many, many times over the years.
A rework of Elton's 1987 hit, this version was dedicated to the memory of Princess Diana. The song was recorded "live" at Princess Diana's funeral and was released just a couple of weeks later. An enormous worldwide hit, this song topped the charts in the U.S. an amazing 14 weeks!
I guess I would qualify as a frustrated writer. My work requires very little writing and so since 1999 I have been writing reviews on non-fiction books and anthology CD's on amazon.com. I never could … more