Best Elton John Songs


The Top Ten

1 Tiny Dancer


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

ALL Elton John songs should be NUMBER 1!

I ADORE this song but there are many, many, many other Elton John songs that I ADORE as well. Far too dificult to chose just one.

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2 Rocket Man

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

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.

A classic that will stand the test of time

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.

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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

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.

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!

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4 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Best song of his. - SapphireDragon95

dem vocals

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.

Easily the greatest song ever written. Taupin finds a way to work nostalgia and even anger into his lyrics. John creates another one of his countless, amazing melodies, and the song has a beautiful, dreamy feel.

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5 Candle in the Wind

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

The lyrics, the piano, the vocal, everything seems so perfect in this song.

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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.

Put this to number one. this is the best Elton song ever!

Easily his most awesome song

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8 Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding

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

My favorite song ever.

This is my favorite song of all time.

One of the best songs ever - NightmareCinema

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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 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

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The Contenders

11 I'm Still Standing

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

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

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


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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 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!

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!

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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17 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...

18 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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19 Philadelphia Freedom

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

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

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.

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

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20 Sacrifice

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.

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

Wonderful Amazing Soothing! LOVE IT! - prateekjahead

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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?

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

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 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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24 Sad Songs (Say So Much)
25 The Bitch Is Back

Amazing tune

26 The Last Song

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

27 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! ��

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

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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 Did Anybody Sleep With Joan of Arc

One heck of a hidden gem, a b-side released in 2002, its an absolute masterpiece proving how Elton & Bernie are capable of writing top music comparable to their 70's material even this late in their career.

33 Your Song

Why is this at least not in the top 10?

34 Believe
35 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

36 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.

37 Sweet Painted Lady
38 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

39 Skyline Pigeon

35? Are u kidding me? Watch him singing it in Ryan White's funeral, and then rethink it.

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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40 Healing Hands
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 Take Me to the Pilot
43 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.

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 Tinderbox
46 In Neon
47 Island Girl
48 Original Sin

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

49 I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That
50 Sixty Years On
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Top Remixes (43)

1. Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
2. Indian Sunset
3. Tiny Dancer
1. Rocket Man
2. Tiny Dancer
3. Your Song
1. The Last Song
2. Candle in the Wind
3. I'm Still Standing

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