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Celebrate Elton John’s 75th Birthday With His Top Hit Songs!

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By Kristin Myers on March 25, 2022 at 11:30 AM EDT

Sir Elton John is celebrating his 75th birthday today!

The singer was born on March 25, 1947, in Pinner, U.K. The singer, pianist, and composer has been collaborating with Bernie Taupin all the way back to 1967! With six decades in the music industry, John has become one of the most successful artists of all time. He has sold over 300 million records during his decades-long career and he is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon!

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Elton John: Here's The Scoop On The Iconic Singer!

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Elton John was raised in the Pinner area of Greater London, where he started playing the piano at a very young age. In 1962, he created a blues band called Bluesology, which he was a member of until 1967. Although he began his career by writing songs for other artists, by 1969, he had created his debut album “Empty Sky.”

In 1970, he formed the Elton John Band and released the hit single “Your Song,” which rose to the top ten in both the U.S. and the U.K. His career peaked in the 1970s when he created successful albums like Honky Chateau in 1972 and Rock of the Westies in 1975.

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In addition to his successful albums, he’s also composed music for “The Lion King” and its stage adaption, “Aida,” and “Billy Elliot the Musical.” In 2017, he followed up his success with his greatest hits album “Diamonds” which included hits from 1970 to 2016.

In 2018, he started on his farewell tour called “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” Due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown delays, his farewell tour is currently scheduled to wrap up in 2023.

Fans are celebrating his big day with some of his best songs throughout the decades. Have a listen!

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‘Rocket Man’

Iranian filmmaker and refugee Majid Adin reimagined “Rocket Man” to tell a new story of adventure, loneliness, and hope in this inspirational video.

“There are only a few songs that make feel emotional and nostalgic like this one,” one fan wrote. “Such a special song.”

“This is a beautiful song it has a strong message for anyone that's going through something and we all do go through something,” another shared.

“I wish there was more music like this,” another fan shared.

“It should be NASA's mission to play this song on Mars,” another joked.

“I just wanted to thank Elton for a great song,” another commented. “I’m not sure this song was meant to be sad but it’s a great song we all take it and make it our own and draw strength from it! Thanks, Elton!”

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‘Tiny Dancer’

This video compilation was filmed by Max Weiland, who compiled a video for “Tiny Dancer” that reflects on life in Los Angeles from a dozen different perspectives.

“Crazy to think that a song can hold up this well for half a century,” one fan said. “It held up so well that they were able to make a perfect modern video for it. That's talent.”

“This is such a retrospective song to me. Everyone with their own individual life stories going on, but also sharing the same moment together in time!” another commented. “This video is the perfect accompaniment, it really portrays the feeling and imagery I have in my head…well done Sir Elton!”

“This is among the best songs ever written,” another shared. “And it's hard to imagine a better film clip for it.”

“The whole point of the video I think is that the song transcends any person or any emotion,” another commented. “It can be happy or crushingly sad. It can represent freedom or represent imprisonment. This is more interesting than what would have been just another love song music video.”

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‘I’m Still Standing’

The video for “I’m Still Standing” was directed by Russell Mulcahy and filmed in Cannes and Nice, France.

“One of the most motivating and self-comforting songs of all time,” one fan wrote. “A classic that here’s to stay.”

“Literally every frame of this clip can be used as an album cover, masterpiece,” another shared.

“Just heard this on the radio. I forgot how much I needed this song.” another commented. “I’m still standing!”

“I grew up on Elton John's 80s and 90s music and I love it to this very day,” another wrote. “A little later I discovered his 70s songs and albums and they're my favourite of his but his 80s and 90s songs will always have a special place in my heart, like I'm Still Standing!”

Still Not Enough Elton John For You?

It’s not enough for us either! Click on the video above to listen to over an hour of Elton John’s best songs!

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