The Greatest Hits of Elton John

@RasmaSandra (13425)
Riga, Latvia
December 2, 2017 2:01pm CST
If there is one musician whose songs I never get tired of listening to that is Sir Elton John. Elton John’s Greatest Hits album was released on November 30, 1974 and wound up on the Billboard 200 Pop Album Chart where it stayed for a whole ten weeks. The album went on to sell over 24 million copies all over the globe. Reginald Dwight better known as Elton John came into this world in the suburbs of London, England. If fate had not meant for him to become a popular rock singer then his future might have been a lot different. His father was hoping for him to follow in his footsteps and join the British military. It was his mom who turned things around. She was a great fan of Elvis Presley and it was the records that she played which sparked John’s interest in rock and roll. He began touring with a band called Bluesology in his teens and later on got a job in songwriting for DJM Records in 1967. It was at this job that he was paired with Bernie Taupin. In 1969 he took the stage name of Elton John and with Taupin began writing commercial ballads. His debut album Empty Sky came out in 1969 and didn’t really spark much interest in the U.K. Then came his second album Elton John in 1970 which brought to the public the hit single “Your Song” which made it on the Top-20 both in the U.K. and in the U.S. During the next four years Elton John came out with six full-length studio albums. These albums scored 14 U.S. Top-40 hits. Ten if these were included on his greatest hits album. He went on to create a most spectacular career and made fans all over the world. He continues to rock at the young age of 70. What I like best and what sparks my creativity is that he was born in my birthday month of March. I have included here one of my favorites from him “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” because when this hit came out in 1976 I was always in need of some saving in my turbulent young life. How many Elton John fans out there? http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/elton-johns-greatest-hits-hits-1
elton john - someone saved my life tonight (solo live 1976)
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@JolietJake (41583)
2 Dec
I have several of Elton's albums
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@JohnRoberts (41291)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Dec
Of course you do oh king of vinyl.
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@JolietJake (41583)
2 Dec
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@RasmaSandra (13425)
• Riga, Latvia
3 Dec
I just knew that you would be the source of Elton John albums. If I need to know anything further about him I know who to ask @JolietJake
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@JohnRoberts (41291)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Dec
Fourwalls will give you a mighty thumbs up for this post.
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@FourWalls (10090)
• United States
3 Dec
Never heard of this guy. What are you talking about?
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@RasmaSandra (13425)
• Riga, Latvia
3 Dec
@FourWalls if that were true I would be mighty worried about what is really happening in this world and about your state of mind particularly
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@jstory07 (58102)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Dec
I always liked Elton Johns songs. They were good and he was a good singer.
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@JudyEv (101181)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec
I think he did well to change his name!
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@RasmaSandra (13425)
• Riga, Latvia
3 Dec
That is true he got far with his name change and it would be so hard to keep talking about Reginald @JudyEv
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@JudyEv (101181)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
@RasmaSandra Yet we managed it with Engelbert Humperdinck.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Dec
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@FourWalls (10090)
• United States
3 Dec
Elton was my teenybopper idol, 43 years ago. Dang, how’d he get so old? My all-time favorite Elton John song:
Elton John performs "Rocket Man" live at the Honky Chateau debut concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London. - February 5th, 1972
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@RasmaSandra (13425)
• Riga, Latvia
3 Dec
Thank for the link. I like anything Elton. As soon as one of his songs starts playing, I hear those ivories tinkling I know it's this guy @FourWalls
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@andriaperry (33378)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
I love Elton John.
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@marlina (62548)
• Canada
2 Dec
Here is my favorite : Lady Diana - Candle in the wind (Goodbye Englands rose) - Elton John
In the loving memory of Lady Diana Song: Candle in the wind (Goodbye Englands rose) By: Elton John Lyrics.. Goodbye England's rose May you ever grow in our h...
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@RasmaSandra (13425)
• Riga, Latvia
3 Dec
@marlina thanks for sharing I like both versions but this in particular.
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@marlina (62548)
• Canada
3 Dec
@RasmaSandra You are very welcome. How is the snow in Latvia right now?
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@RasmaSandra (13425)
• Riga, Latvia
4 Dec
@marlina today we got a light blanket of snow.
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@Kandae11 (27250)
2 Dec
My favorite Elton John song is that one he wrote and sang when Princess Diana passed.
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@RasmaSandra (13425)
• Riga, Latvia
3 Dec
@Kandae11 the link to that song was added by @marlina
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@Kandae11 (27250)
3 Dec
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@marlina (62548)
• Canada
3 Dec
@Kandae11 , My fave too.
2 Dec
Great singer.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Dec
Whenever I hear "70's rock and roll" as a subject, he's one of the first that I think of.
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• United States
4 Dec
Always enjoyed Elton John
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@noni1959 (2667)
• United States
4 Dec
He was a favorite of mine as well.
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@DianneN (59951)
• United States
3 Dec
I love him!!!!!
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@euphie (610)
• Ballymena, Northern Ireland
3 Dec
Not a huge fan of his but I do love Candle in the Wind as it's such an emotional song
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@Hannihar (13092)
3 Dec
Thank you so much for the information you gave us on Sir Elton John. It was very interesting and I also never tire of his songs. I really like him too. I have used the song he sings called Circle of Life in things.
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@cahaya1983 (9723)
• Malaysia
3 Dec
My dad used to like listening to his songs in the car. That's actually how I started knowing his songs.
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@Susan2015 (18755)
• United States
3 Dec
There are several of his songs that I really do like.
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@thelme55 (11962)
• Germany
2 Dec
I love Elton John's music. Thanks for sharing his life to us.
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