Favorite "Life" Songs #6 - "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"
March 5, 2018 12:34pm CST
The beginning of the month is always hectic here at Team Freak Headquarters, but I squeeze this stuff in when I can. We are at #6 in my countdown of my favorite songs with "life" in the title: "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" by Elton John. As much as Elton John shows up in music discussions here on MyLot, you'd think he must be pretty good or something! So while Sir Elton making an appearance might not be a surprise, the background of "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" might surprise some. In 1968, Elton John was distraught over his then-struggling career, as well as his upcoming marriage to girlfriend Linda Woodrow. Suicide was strongly considered by the singer, until his friend, blues singer Long John Baldry, stepped in and convinced Elton to drop the marriage and focus on his career. From the 1975 album, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" was an international hit in, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, charting in five total countries. I've linked to a solo live performance from 1976. Enjoy! (Suicide prevention info verified by Wikipedia)
elton john - someone saved my life tonight (solo live 1976)
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• Daytona Beach, Florida
Wonderful I really love this song. I remember in my young days with all my personal life ups and downs whenever things took a turn for the worst I would be singing to myself - wishing someone would save my life tonight