Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding and Harmony are my Elton favorites.
I consider some of Elton's early work to fall under the "classic rock" umbrella. I am a big fan of his music. Some of my faves are:Take Me To the PilotI Don't Wanna Go On With You Like ThatPhiladelphia FreedomHeartache All Over the WorldSorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word
I like his early stuff (up through the first Greatest hits collection), but he was sporadic at best after that. I can't think of a song of his that I've thought was good in maybe 25 years. But early on, he wrote some great tunes (usually with some awful lyrics).
Joe, OH! Those are probably next on my list of faves, those exact three. Great choices.Malcolm - Hey buddy, I always love your comments since your not heavy metal like a lot of the crew that hang here :)Bob, Good summarization. I don't think all his lyrics were awful, he definitely had some weird ones though!
Joe nailed it. Although he's primarily a pop artist, Elton John EARNS a classic rock waiver for life for "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding," which is a classic rock masterpiece.And let's assign the proper blame here: Bernie Taupin wrote a few good lines, but overall he's responsible for the dreadful lyrics.
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All of the songs mentioned are great examples of Elton tunes. I agree whole heartedly with David on Love Lies Bleeding. When it was a hit, I hated Philadelphia Freedom. I had a chance to see Elton in concert and he nailed that song...so it also became one of my favorites.
Some little known faves:Screw You (Young Man's Blues)Rock and Roll MadonnaInto the Old Man's ShoesAlbum track faves:Love Lies Bleeding/Funeral for a FriendGrey SealSon of your FatherTake me to the pilotWhere To Now StPeter?Holiday InnRotten PeachesElderberry WineMeal ticketStreet kidsTop 40 faves:Saturday Night's Alright for FightingBennie and the jetsBitch is backIsland girlPhiladelphia FreedomSomeone saved my life tonightRocket ManYour SongBorder SongTiny DancerLevonSad SongsCrocodile Rockand more
Also with the little known ones, Snow Queen w/ Kiki Dee is great but has never seen a cd pressing!
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