Top 100 Elton John Songs

Top 100 Elton John Songs

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Our Top 100 Elton John Songs is our newest Elton John songs article that looks to have some fun picking the best Elton John songs from his entire career. Our goal was to reach across his entire catalog, but of course, the majority of the songs in this article stem from his glory years between 1969 and 1976. Any long-time Elton John fan from that era would understand why. During those early years, Elton John released hit singles on a consistent basis just like The Beatles had done in the 1960s. However, with a release schedule that presented fans with a new studio album every six months, there were so many great songs on each album that never got released as singles because the next LP was already out. The early Elton John albums are filled with so many great songs that it made picking a top 100 Elton John songs list a very easy thing to do. Even with 100, there were still many great ones left off, which I am sure our readers will let us know about.

# 100 – Postcards From Richard Nixon

From the album The Captain & the Kid – 2006

# 99 – Blue Wonderful

From the album Wonderful Crazy Nights – 2016

# 98 – Made In England

From the album Made In England – 1985

# 97 – I Want Love

From the album Songs from the West Coast  – 2001

# 96 – Sad Songs

From the album Breaking Hearts  -1984

# 95 – Act Of War

Bonus track from the album Ice on Fire – 1985

# 94 –  Feed Me

From the album Rock Of The Westies – 1975

# 93 – Nobody Wins

From the album The Fox – 1981

# 92 – Two Rooms At The End Of The World

From the album 21 at 33 – 1980

# 91 – Club at the End of the Street

From the album Sleeping With The Past -1989

# 90 – Runaway Train

From the album The One – 1992

# 89 – Merry Christmas  with Ed Sheeran

Single release -2021

# 88 – Are You Ready for Love

From the album The Thom Bell Sessions

# 87 – I’m Gonna Be a Teenage Idol

From the album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player – 1973

# 86 – Can You Feel The Love Tonight

From the Lion King Soundtrack

# 85 – Chameleon

From the album Blue Moves – 1976

# 84 – Gone to Shiloh

From the album The Union – 2010

# 83 – Val-Hala

From the album Empty Sky – 1969

# 82 – Crazy Water

From the album Blue Moves – 1976

# 81 – I Think I’m Gonna Kill Myself

From the album Honky Château – 1972

# 80 – Grow Some Funk of Your Own

From the album Rock Of The Westies – 1975

# 79 – Nikita

From the album Ice on Fire – 1985

# 78 – Something About the Way You Look Tonight

From the album The Big Picture – 1997

# 77 – Cold Heart (with Dua Lipa and Pnau)

From the album The Lockdown Session – 2021

# 76 – Believe

From the album Made In England -1995

# 75 – Slave

From the album Honky Château – 1972

# 74 – Tower of Babel

From the album Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy – 1975

# 73 – This Song Has No Title

From the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 1973

# 72 – Writing

From the album Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy – 1975

# 71 – Have Mercy on the Criminal

From the album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player – 1973

# 70 – Street Kids

From the album Rock Of The Westies – 1975

# 69 –  Mellow

From the album Honky Château – 1972

# 68 – Cold As Christmas

From the album Too Low For Zero – 1983

# 67 – I Don’t Wanna Go On with You Like That

From the album Reg Strikes Back -1988

# 66 – The One

From the album The One – 1992

# 65 – Hercules

From the album Honky Château – 1972

# 64 – Blue Eyes

From the album Jump Up! -1982

# 63 – (Gotta Get a) Meal Ticket

From the album Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy – 1975

# 62 – Part-Time Love

From the album A Single Man – 1978

# 61 – Island Girl

From the album Rock Of The Westies – 1975

# 60 – I’m Still Standing

From the album Too Low For Zero – 1983

# 59 – Tonight

From the album Blue Moves – 1976

# 58 -Madness

From the album A Single Man – 1978

# 57 – Little Jeanie

From the album 21 at 33 – 1980

# 56 – Sixty Years On

From the album Elton John -1970

# 55 – Tinderbox

From the album The Captain & the Kid – 2006

# 54 – Indian Sunset

From the album Madman Across The Water – 1971

# 53 – Ticking

From the album Caribou – 1974

# 52 – The King Must Die

From the album Elton John -1970

# 51 – You’re So Static

From the album Caribou – 1974

# 50 – The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909–34)

From the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 1973

# 49 – Rotten Peaches

From the album Madman Across The Water – 1971

# 48 – Amoreena

From the album Tumbleweed Connection – 1970

# 47 – The Greatest Discovery

From the album Elton John -1970

# 46 – I’ve Seen The Saucers

From the album Caribou – 1974

# 45 – Take Me To The Pilot (Live)

From the album 11/17/70

# 44 – Come Down In Time

From the album Tumbleweed Connection – 1970

# 43 – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Single release 1975

# 42 – Grey Seal

From the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 1973

# 41 – Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

From the album Blue Moves – 1976

# 40 – Orginal Sin

From the album Songs from the West Coast  – 2001

# 39 – Blues For Baby And Me

From the album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player – 1973

# 38 – Country Comfort

From the album Tumbleweed Connection – 1970

# 37 – White Lady White Powder

From the album 21 at 33 – 1980

# 36 – One Horse Town

From the album Blue Moves – 1976

# 35 – Pinball Wizard

Single release from the Tommy Soundtrack – The Who cover song

# 34 – Friends

From the Friends Soundtrack album -1971

# 33 – Better Of Dead

From the album Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy – 1975

# 32 – Mona Lisa And Mad Hatters

From the album Honky Château – 1972

# 31 – All The Young Girls Love Alice

From the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 1973

# 30 – I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues

From the album Too Low For Zero – 1983

# 29 – Teacher I Need You

From the album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player – 1973

# 28 – Sacrifice

From the album Sleeping With The Past -1989

# 27 – The Bitch Is Back

From the album Caribou – 1974

# 26 – Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)

From the album Jump Up!  – 1982

# 25 – Philadelphia Freedom

Single release 1975

# 24 – Ballad of the Boy in the Red Shoes

From the album Songs from the West Coast  – 2001

# 23 – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

From the album Caribou – 1974

# 22 – Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting

From Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 1973

# 21 – Crocodile Rock

From the album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player – 1973

# 20 –  Cage the Songbird

From the album Blue Moves – 1976

# 19 – Burn Down the Mission

From the album Tumbleweed Connection – 1970

# 18 – Skyline Pigeon

From the album Empty Sky – 1969

# 17 – Bitter Fingers

From the album Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy – 1975

# 16 – Elderberry Wine

From the album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player – 1973

# 15 – Madman Across The Water

From the album Madman Across The Water – 1971

# 14 -Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Single release – Beatles Cover

# 13 – Someone Saved My Life Tonight

From the album Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy – 1975

# 12 – Honky Cat

From the album Honky Château – 1972

# 11 – Harmony

From the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 1973

# 10 – Candle In The Wind

From the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 1973

# 9 – Levon

From the album Madman Across The Water – 1971

# 8 – Daniel

From the album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player – 1973

# 7 – Rocket Man

From the album Honky Château – 1972

# 6 – Funeral For A Friend/ Love Lies Bleeding

From the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 1973

# 5 – Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy

From the album Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy – 1975

# 4 – Bennie And The Jets

From the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 1973

# 3 – Your Song

From the album Elton John -1970

# 2 – Tiny Dancer

From the album Madman Across The Water – 1971

# 1 – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

From the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 1973

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