Best Elton John Songs

The Top Ten Best Elton John Songs

1 Tiny Dancer

This song continues to grow on me. This technically might be his best song even if it's not his most famous or defining song. The lyrics and the nostalgic music really work well. This song certainly deserves to be higher than 7th.

One of my absolute favorites, the song is just so extremely well made and brings such joy to me, like chocolate for the ears!

I love this song so much, defiantly one of his finest works.

I am so pleased to see that this is finally where it belongs. Now if only I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues was #2. - PetSounds

2 Rocket Man

And I think it's going to be a long long time. And I think it's going to be a long long time.

Too many great Elton John songs to really pick a favourite, but I do really love this one.

Definite number 1. This is the twin brother of David Bowie's Space Oddity, and like Space Oddity it has an astonishing amount of emotion in it. Tune is way better than Your Song in my humble opinion.

ROCKET MAAN BURNIN OUT HIS UP THERE ALONE! Gets me ripped every time I hear it, probably the greatest song to celebrate a win ever.

3 Your Song

Best from the album "Elton John", with great romance lyrics :"I hope you don't mind / I hope you don't mind / That I've put down in words / How wonderful life is while you're in the world. " - MatrixGuy

The song that Elton John broke through with, one of his most powerful songs, should be way higher

How did this song get knocked down to # 3? It's a melody of beauty unparalleled by any other song Sir Elton John has written in his entire career. Mind you, Bennie and the Jets, Candle in the Wind, Can't You Feel the Love Tonight, Crocodile Rock, Don't Let the Sun Go Down, Goodbye Yellow Beick Road, Honky Cat, Rocket Man, Saturday Night's Alright, and Tiny Dancer are all excellent, but the way John plays his piano in Your Song soothes my ears like no other song of his, like no other song period. This is not just Elton John's best song; it's the most beautiful love song of all time!

This song is a very nice song that Elton John has sang, I remember watching live on stage on time he was great. Your Song is the best. give more than 11o/o give it about 100o/o.

4 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Just such an alive song. The whole tone gives you a lift and probably my favourite out of his many classics.

I do not know why, but when I hear this song it makes me feel as if I am at peace, or something like that. Like there is nothing left to look for its nice to have that feeling for the first time in along time.

Such a beautiful masterpiece! When I hear it I feel really relaxed and peacefull.

Sure "Rocket Man", "Tiny Dancer", "Daniel", and "Crocodile Rock" will resonate within you. But, they will not own a musical sector within your brain like "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". This is a musical masterpiece! Cloud commercials anyone?

5 Bennie and the Jets

This is the most amazing classic rock song. I got hooked from the muppet show. then I would find myself in piano bars asking them to play/sing this song.

My favourite Elton John song of all time. Timeless and absolutely legendary. No wonder the Lakers used it for so many years.

When I first heard him play this song at muppet show with Gaga I was blown away! Such a masterpiece!

It hit me when I heard it in a movie. Gotta be first!

6 Candle in the Wind

Number one for fourteen weeks and best selling song of all time should be in the top 20! - aceboogieog

I cried when he first sang this on the People's Princess' funeral and till this day, there hasn't been a time when I heard this song and didn't cry.

Definitely his best song.. So much emotion in his voice. Made me cry. Hats off elton!

Well, the piano was well played in the song and of course Elton's emotions were simply mind-boggling

7 Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)

The hardest Elton song. He should have written more like this.

Easily his most awesome song

One of the greatest Rock tracks ever.


Great song this one should be in the top ten

8 Can You Feel the Love Tonight

AWESOME it is the best song ever to exist by Elton John and deserves to be number one. Lyrically it is genius and has a great rhythm and feel to it.

Beautiful love song which speaks of the deeper connections that truly bind people together. I have sung it to my adopted daughter many times. I love you Annie!

Possibly one of the greatest love songs of all time. Elton John's voice is just so great

I grew up watching The Lion King and The Road to El Dorado and that's how I became a fan of Elton John. This song deserves better.

9 Crocodile Rock

This is the most up beat and fun song I have ever heard! It's so much fun to sing along to! This song should be number 1.

Everyone has this wrong! Crocodile Rock is number 1!

Perfect party dance song. Makes me happy

This is one of his best songs it should at least be in the top 5

10 Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding

A prog rock masterpiece that never fails to get me energised. Perfection

From back in the days when Elton produced a couple of albums every year - and still managed to pack them with variety and imagination. This proggy number is my favourite.

This is by far the best song he ever wrote (musically) and possibly the best lyrics Bernie Taupin ever wrote. However, this is one of those songs that would convey same emotion without lyrics. Simply put, in my humble opinion, one of the ten to fifteen greatest songs ever written, and Elton's best song.

The intro is absolutely epic and perfectly describes the pain of losing a loved one. Love Lies Bleeding is catchy and awesome. This song is number one in my book.

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11 I'm Still Standing

Really Good Song, Should Be In The Top 10. - masoncarr2244

Uplifting, can't help but feel good listening to this song.

This is one of my favourite songs I think they should be in fourth or fifth or maybe third

This song is amazing! Why isn't it in the top 10?

12 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me

This one and Philadelphia Freedom should be top 5 songs.

Yes! And I prefer Elton John singing this song on his own rather than with George Michael.

How is this song not even on the list? I'm confused. This song is amazing!

My favorite, it should be on first place.

13 I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues

One of the most brilliant love songs ever - its tune simply takes my breath away, and the lyrics are very touching - Elton's performance in it is the core as it combines the brilliance of the tune and the lyrics with perfect emotion. Its even more brilliant in Elton's live performances.

How is this so low? Granted, I've yet to listen to a lot of the other ones (that's what I'm doing next lol) but I hear this one on the radio all the time, and having this song stuck in my head is the entire reason I looked up this whole thing.

Damn good song. Listened to it ever since I was little, surprisingly enough it's a song my dad would always play real loud. The piano... The lyrics... It just comes together very nicely. Deffinetely should be higher up on this list; one of my all time faves

Great, and really underrated, Elton song. Stevie Wonder plays some great harmonica in it.

14 Daniel

Such a unique song. Uses electric piano like no other. There are so many great Elton songs to choose from, but I would put this in the top five for sure.

Undoubtedly one of the most melodious songs ever..deserves to be in top 5 - sainnni

I can't trust people's tastes when I see this song this far down.

Great song, the best in my opinion.

15 Levon

This song is so utterly powerful. I listen to it and it just knocks my breath away. This song makes you forget everything around you for a moment and just sink into the lyrics. So beautiful and meaningful, but horribly underrated. Listen to this song and let it engulf you!

Please, this song is behind a bunch of other tracks that are high-rated because they're "fun to listen to". Seriously? Why does everyone just go for the fun party tunes and not the genuinely high-quality, meaningful music? This song deserves better.

I absolutely love this song. The best part is the verse leading directly to the chorus; I just get so involved every time I hear it. Sure, Your Song deserves to be #1, but this should be in the top ten.

My intro to Elton John. The voice, strings, piano combination transcended anything I had ever heard.

16 Don't Go Breaking My Heart

The duet and romance is amazing

With the great duet with Elton John and Kiki Dee, I had love this song!

Classic should be in the top ten - mneilan

this song should be so much higher

17 Someone Saved My Life Tonight

Elton has had decades of brilliant songs but this one still stands out to me as his most deeply heartfelt ever. The music, the lyrics, and Elton's vocal all make it his greatest song ever - and that's saying a lot!

Actually it is a shame that this Songs not even appears on the "Best Songs of All Times" list. Great piano and bass guitar (especially on Live Versions) and keyboards/organs.

Simply a stunning piece of music, it really shows how amazing songwriter Elton is! - BiteUrLip

Those vocals though... Very powerful, great way of using strings to build suspension.

18 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

The best song for making up with someone you love or care about. It really is the
Hardest word to say. I'm sorry. Thank you Elton John.

How could it be not #1?

Haunting melody, just his best effort ever...

19 Philadelphia Freedom

This is Elton John's best song, and my all time favorite song!

Tiny Dancer is my favorite song but I was blown away to see this song at 20. Philadelphia Freedom should be in the top 5 easily.

Marvellous orchestral arrangement. Just a superb song, I could listen to it all day

Totally fun - the adult alternative to "Love will keep us together"

20 Sacrifice

I'm hurt to see this song not even in top 10. This song deserves better position.

This song is deserves the top position, so well sung and catchy

The best song by elton john.

I Love this so much, I would love to listen some other songs which has rhythm like this

21 Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters

The mandolin in this song is beautiful. The line " I thank The Lord there are people out there like you" makes me think of the good friends I have.

Most underrated Elton John song. Fantastic lyrics, great piano, what more could you ask for?

He sings a heart-felt/soulful story.

Definitely most underrated. Great combination of musics and lyrics. Beautiful song.

22 Indian Sunset

The best song I've ever heard by Elton John. The lyrics are so powerful yet sad that it brings a tear to my eye

More of a story than a song, beautiful either way

23 Circle of Life

Good to see both Lion King songs are in the top 10.

I love those songs. Makes me want to watch the movies again.

A meaning for song with timeless lyrics all relate to

This song is a life lesson in itself...

Powerful, solid, magnificent, amazing and most of all one of the most meanigful songs I've ever listened to. Its an anthem and it's the best song by Elton John.

24 Sad Songs (Say So Much)

A really sad, heartfelt song perfect to have a good ‘ol cry to.

25 The Bitch Is Back

Amazing tune

26 The Last Song

Heartbreaking song that doesn't get anywhere near enough recognition. - truckturner

27 Amoreena

Top 10 Elton song ever. Theme to Dog Day Afternoon.

28 Empty Garden

Elton's greatest song ever and a wonderful tribute to John Lennon. If you haven't heard do it now!

Definitely a top five song in my opinion. He puts so much emotion behind it.

A beautiful song for John Lennon.

Subtle yet poignant; just perfect

29 Curtains
30 Talking Old Soldiers

Beautiful, sad song dealing with old age and loneliness. How many pop tunes venture into that territory?

31 Razor Face
32 Border Song

Definitely should be in top 15. Border song has an indescribable feel to it

This song has a great gospel feel. Powerful lyrics and music.

33 The Show Must Go On

This list is about ELTON JOHN'S SONGS, not Queen's songs!

Have they without that album cover or absolutely not! - Kevinsidis

34 Sweet Painted Lady
35 Believe
36 The Greatest Discovery

This song is absolutely amazing. The "Live in Australia" version is especially brilliant. I listened attentively to this song several times after introducing our newborn son to his big brother 22 years ago. A true masterpiece!


37 Grey Seal

Most underrated song by far. So much technical perfection in this song, makes it a great beat that rivals Saturday Night's Alright

38 Healing Hands
39 Skyline Pigeon

What! This song was 30's! Why this wonderful masterpiece in the LAST PLACE?! It should top 40 of ALL THE TIME! - gyungmin

Undoubtedly best Elton John song ever!

Absolutely amazing

Only true Elton fans remember this. It is rarely heard on the radio and not often included in live shows(I've been to 57 since Baileys in Watford). This will always be my all time favourite piece of music. I'll have it at my funeral as a celebration of life listening to eltons music

40 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

I had like this song because its melody was so brilliant and please put this at the top ten

One of Elton John's best song ever!

Great Song. Why so far down on the list. Gesh. Vote this song up. - blakematthew.tompkins

Best Beatles song ever,
Best Black Crowes song ever,
Best ELTON JOHN song ever! ��

41 Blue Eyes

This song was dedicated to me way back on 9 October 2010 it was the first time I had ever heard the song and love it

42 Tonight

Even after many years, all my body is vibrating during listening to this song.

If you haven't heard this song, you need to. A masterclass in musicianship, lyrics and melody. You will be moved.

43 Honky Cat

WHAT?! Should be top 20! Amazing piano!

How can this song not be in top 10?

44 The Measure of a Man

An amazing song by Elton John! It is one of the soundtracks of Rocky 5! For me, it deserves to be in the top 10!

Underrated as hell! Unbelievable lyrics and incredibly moving.

45 In Neon
46 Island Girl
47 Sixty Years On
48 Oceans Away
49 Club at the End of the Street
50 Original Sin

One of his newer songs. Just a beautiful piece of music.

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