Best Elton John Songs

The Top Ten

1 Tiny Dancer Tiny Dancer Cover Art

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.

2 Rocket Man Rocket Man Cover Art

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. "

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!

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

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 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Cover Art

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.

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?

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

5 Bennie and the Jets Bennie and the Jets Cover Art

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 Candle in the Wind Cover Art

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

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) Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) Cover Art

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

Easily his most awesome song

One of the greatest Rock tracks ever.

Period.

Great song this one should be in the top ten

8 Can You Feel the Love Tonight Can You Feel the Love Tonight Cover Art

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 Crocodile Rock Cover Art

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.

Perfect party dance song. Makes me happy

Everyone has this wrong! Crocodile Rock is number 1!

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

10 I'm Still Standing I'm Still Standing Cover Art

Really Good Song, Should Be In The Top 10.

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?

The Contenders

11 Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding Cover Art

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.

12 I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues Cover Art

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.

13 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me Cover Art

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.

14 Daniel Daniel Cover Art

One of my all time favorites but it is difficult to pick which I like the best

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

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

15 Levon Levon Cover Art

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 Don't Go Breaking My Heart Cover Art

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

this song should be so much higher

17 Sacrifice Sacrifice Cover Art

This emotional and touching song deserves to be #1 because we can all relate to this song, and I think we all have felt this way sometime in our lives.

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.

18 Someone Saved My Life Tonight Someone Saved My Life Tonight Cover Art

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!

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

19 Philadelphia Freedom Philadelphia Freedom Cover Art

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 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word Cover Art

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...

21 Circle of Life Circle of Life Cover Art

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.

22 Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters Cover Art

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.

23 Indian Sunset Indian Sunset Cover Art

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

24 Sad Songs (Say So Much) Sad Songs (Say So Much) Cover Art

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

25 Something About the Way You Look Tonight Something About the Way You Look Tonight Cover Art

It's elton john's all time best.. How couldn't it be in top 3. Very amazing song.

There is something about this song.

This should be the number 1 just listen to it its beautiful

I love this song...

Simply the best-in my mind.

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