Monday, October 10, 2022

Elton John - Discography

Elton John - Discography



Elton John exploded like a supernova in the early 1970s, generating headlines and hits with ease. As "Your Song," "Rocket Man," "Crocodile Rock," "Daniel," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," and "Bennie and the Jets" -- songs John wrote with his lifelong collaborator Bernie Taupin -- climbed into the Top Ten on either side of the Atlantic, John was inescapable during the first half of the '70s, five years that turned out to be the first act in a remarkable career that kept him at the top of the charts for decades. He had a Billboard Top 40 hit single every year between 1970 and 1996, a sign that he knew how to both change with the times and mold the times to fit him. John's earliest records were part of the moody, introspective post-'60s singer/songwriter movement, but once he had a hit with "Your Song," the pianist revealed he could also craft Beatles-like pop and pound out rockers with equal aplomb. Over the ensuing decades, he delved into soul, disco, and country, as well as classic pop balladry, progressive rock, and even musical theater, writing songs for Disney's The Lion King and collaborating with Tim Rice on Aida. His versatility, combined with his effortless melodic skills, dynamic charisma, and flamboyant stage shows, became his calling cards; many of his songs became contemporary pop standards.

4 comments:

LOFC said...

Cheers! Much appreciated. Thank you.

Ozzieguy said...

VEry welcome LOFC

Contaminator said...

Ozziguy, another huuu(and I mean, UUU)ge thanks for the great work! One question: would it be possible for you to post the three remaining studio albums to complete the discography: The Diving Board (2013), Wonderful Crazy Night (2016) and Regimental Sgt. Zippo (2021)?

Cheers, and hope to hear from you. All the best in 2023, and I wish you a lot of great music and sharing.

Deckard said...

Hi Ozzieguy, on "Duets" album, "08.Old Friend (Feat. Nik Kershaw)" is cut before its end.