This blog has been so inundated with film festival and Oscar Watch coverage in the last couple of weeks. So I’ve decided to switch it over to the rare musical posts with my latest personal top 25 songs for one of my very favorite artists… Sir Elton John.
As you may have read, Sir Elton is embarking on what he’s terming his retirement tour (one that’s supposed to last three years). Coming up with a top 25 here wasn’t easy so let’s get this out-of-the-way… among the hits not included:
“Candle in the Wind”
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”
All fine songs, for sure. Yet this man has over 30 albums and a lot to choose from. I’ll post five entries each day and we start with numbers 25-21:
25. “The Bitch Is Back” from Caribou (1974)
24. “I Think I’m Going to Kill Myself” from Honky Chateau (1972)
23. “Shine On Through” from A Single Man (1978)
22. “Crocodile Rock” from Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player (1973)
21. “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” from Breaking Hearts (1984)
Numbers 20-16 coming your way tomorrow!