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.

It wasn't just his meaningful lyrics it was his piano. If it wasn't for his piano in this song it wouldn't have been my number one song. It is a wonderful song.

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 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

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.

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.

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

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

3 Your Song

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 is by far the best Elton John song. It was his breakthrough song, for a reason. The lyrics are so moving and the rhythm and key are too beautiful to ignore. It has to be first spot, you’re crazy if you don’t like it. It’s a masterpiece.

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. "

I like many Elton John songs, but if I were to pick my favorite, I'd have to go with "Your Song." The lyrics are simple, but sweet and caring. The lyrics come straight from the heart!

4 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Cover Art

I was 16 when I first heard this. Today, as it did decades ago, this song continue to nudge its way into the depths of my soul. What I thought, at 16, were vague connections to pursuing one's dream and 'the yellow brick road' hold a broader and more profound meaning today. The passage of time only adds to and re-inforces its allure and relevance. Thank you Elton. Thank you Bernie, for the magic you bring to us all.

I love this song very that is one of my favorite Elton John songs when I hear the harmony of Elton John's voice and his band members on vocals it make me almost shed a tear I really love how the song sounds with their harmonious vocals and their joyful,gleeful structure of their vocals thank you Elton John and band members.

Love how the song opens, closes, and everything in between. Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, and Daniel resonate within me, but Good Bye Yellow Brick Road owns a sector of my musical memory. I play it on repeat over and over. A true musical masterpiece!

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 Bennie and the Jets Cover Art

This song has a feel to it that no other rock/jazz rock whatever else you want to call it has. No song makes me want to get up at a kareoke bar quite like this one

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!

6 Candle in the Wind Candle in the Wind Cover Art

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.

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

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

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

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.

One of the greatest Rock tracks ever.

Period.

Great song this one should be in the top ten

Saturday nights the night I like. - Gehenna

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

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!

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.

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.

The lion king version is good, but not great. The version where john Elton sings is amazing. His voice is so meliduous and the song is so Damn soothing.

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.

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.

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

Everyone has this wrong! Crocodile Rock is number 1!

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

This song is one of the top hits in the movie 'Sing', as Johney sang it. It has a good lyrics that make you sing along. And the movie has a good purpose.'' I'm Still Standing'' shows kids that working hard and persisting helps, and you should always be ''standing.'' Therefore, I have to honestly say, this song is truly, and always, amazing, and should be top.

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

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

I love this song, I sing along every time so good.

The Newcomers

? Mama Can't Buy You Love Mama Can't Buy You Love Cover Art

The Contenders

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

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.

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.

Hard-rocking passionate composition is why this is his best song, one can appreciate his musicality with this tune.

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

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!

The perfect showcase of his piano skills and vocal ability

This one and Philadelphia Freedom should be top 5 songs.

14 Daniel Daniel Cover Art

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.

Everyone, please listen this song!
It has great meanings and the melody is awesome just like you were sent into the blue heaven of music. :)
I was surprised to see in this position.

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

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

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

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

The duet and romance is amazing

Classic should be in the top ten

Snickers commercial.

17 Philadelphia Freedom Philadelphia Freedom Cover Art

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"

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

18 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.

Haunting melody, just his best effort ever...

How could it be not #1?

19 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.

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

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

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

20 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.

Wow. This is amazing. It’s my third favorite song. My favorite is Kashmir by Led Zeppelin and second is A Day in the Life. I especially love the ending of this song.

Someone saved
Someone saved
Someone saved my life tonight.

This should be Number One!

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

21 Circle of Life Circle of Life Cover Art

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.

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...

22 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.

I LOVE THIS SONG I SING IT ALL THE TIME, AND DRIVE EVERYBODY CRAZY. ( I AM SAD A LOT )

23 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?

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

This is a really beautiful song. Thanks to whoever posted it.

24 Amoreena Amoreena Cover Art

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

25 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

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