Best Elton John Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Tiny Dancer

I LOVE tiny dancer - MetsGirl34

Duh

So many SUPERB songs, can't choose just 1.

ALL Elton John songs should be NUMBER 1!

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2 Rocket Man

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.

Catchiest, most awe-spiring song of Elton john! Definitely best song

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.

I know it's gonna be a long long time before we see this song at number one... But I still hope some day it does.

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3 Your Song

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

Simply one of the greaterst love songs of all time

Why is this at least not in the top 10?

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

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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.

Gotta be tops

Love this song

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

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5 Candle in the Wind

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

Love this song!

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!

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6 Bennie and the Jets

Loved it

My sister played this song for me two years ago. I've been hooked since.

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.

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7 Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)

Saturday nights the night I like. - Gehenna

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

Easily his most awesome song

One of the greatest Rock tracks ever.

Period.

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8 Can You Feel the Love Tonight

One of the best

Yes

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!

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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.

Perfect party dance song. Makes me happy

Everyone has this wrong! Crocodile Rock is number 1!

This song should be first. Bennie and the Jets isn't exactly one of my favourites, and Your Song is good but kind of overrated.

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10 Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding

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

A masterpiece

My favorite song ever.

This is my favorite song of all time.

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The Contenders

11 I'm Still Standing

This has to be no. 1 cmooon

Energetic and uplifting as Hell!

Favourite

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

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12 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me

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

This one and Philadelphia Freedom should be top 5 songs.

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

My favorite, it should be on first place.

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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.

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14 Daniel

One of my favorites or maybe my favorite.

Easily the most heartfelt and relatable song for anyone who has lost a loved one

Should be in the top ten

Classic Elton John, Top 10 for me.

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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.

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16 Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Snickers commercial.

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

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17 Someone Saved My Life Tonight

Should be way higher

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

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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"

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20 Sacrifice

This deserved the first

His greatest song by far

Seriously? I'm shocked, this song deserves 1st place. This song has melodies that can not be ignored and that vibe.

The best song by elton john.

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21 Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters

My favorite one. I'm 61 and I've grown old hearing it 10000 times

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.

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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 Sad Songs (Say So Much)

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

24 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.

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25 The Bitch Is Back

Amazing tune

26 The Last Song

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

27 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

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28 Curtains
29 Talking Old Soldiers

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

30 Razor Face
31 Believe
32 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

33 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.

34 Sweet Painted Lady
35 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

36 Healing Hands
37 Skyline Pigeon

Absolutely amazing

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!

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

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38 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

39 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! ��

40 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!

Pure.

41 Amoreena

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

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 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.

44 In Neon
45 Honky Cat

How can this song not be in top 10?

WHAT?! Should be top 20! Amazing piano!

46 Island Girl
47 Original Sin

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

48 I Want Love

I love this songgg

How can this be not in the top ten... Amazing song... Powerful vocals

49 Sixty Years On
50 Oceans Away
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1. Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
2. Indian Sunset
3. Tiny Dancer
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1. Rocket Man
2. Tiny Dancer
3. Your Song
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