Guess what? People are crazy about Elton John and his songs! Oh, my god’s pretty grand-daughter! I am crazy about him too! It doesn’t matter, let’s go crazy! So now we are gonna talk about him and his songs.
Needless to say Elton John is a real genius, really! According to Wikipedia:
Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.
In his four-decade career, John has been one of the dominant forces in rock and popular music, especially during the 1970s. He has sold over 200 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits including seven consecutive No. 1 U.S. albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won five Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. His success has had a profound impact on popular music and has contributed to the continued popularity of the piano in rock and roll. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him #49 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.
Some of the characteristics of John’s musical talent and work include an ability to quickly craft melodies for the lyrics of songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, his former rich tenor (now baritone) voice, his classical and gospel-influenced piano, the sensitive orchestral arrangements of Paul Buckmaster among others, and the on-stage showmanship, especially evident during the 1970s.
John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s, and was knighted in 1998. He entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005 and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements. On 9 April 2008, John held a benefit concert for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, raising $2.5 million. In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the top 100 most-frequently-charting artists in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. John was listed at #3, behind only Madonna and The Beatles.
You see, how wonderful! He is really great, just like what you expect, right? Now let’s share his songs.
Elton John – Elton John (Deluxe Edition) (2008)
01 – Your Song
02 – I Need You To Turn To
03 – Take Me To The Pilot
04 – No Shoe Strings On Louise
05 – First Episode At Hienton
06 – Sixty Years On
07 – Border Song
08 – The Greatest Discovery
09 – The Cage
10 – The King Must Die
11 – Your Song (Demo Version)
12 – I Need You To Turn To (Piano Demo)
13 – Take Me To The Pilot (Piano Demo)
14 – No Shoe Strings On Louise (Piano Demo)
15 – Sixty Years On (Piano Demo)
16 – The Greatest Discovery (Piano Demo)
17 – The Cage (Piano Demo)
18 – The King Must Die (Piano Demo)
19 – Rock And Roll Madonna (Piano Demo)
20 – Thank You Mama (Piano Demo)
21 – All The Way Down To El Paso (Piano Demo)
22 – I’m Going Home (Piano Demo)
23 – Grey Seal (Piano Demo)
24 – Rock And Roll Madonna (Incomplete Band Demo)
25 – Bad Side Of The Moon
26 – Grey Seal
27 – Rock And Roll Madonna
28 – Border Song (Bbc Session With Hookfoot)
29 – Your Song (Bbc Session)
30 – Take Me To The Pilot (Bbc Session)
Elton John – Love Songs (1995)
02. Candle In The Wind
03. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
04. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (With George Michael)
05. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
06. Blue Eyes
09. Your Song
10. The One
11. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
12. True Love
13. Can You Feel The Love Tonight_
14. Circle Of Life
17. Song For Guy
So what do you think about Elton John and he songs? Have you listened most of these songs? If not, why not hurry up?