History YMMV / EltonJohn

22nd Dec '16 12:47:47 PM bt8257
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** His cover-version of the already earworm-ish "[[Music/{{Tommy}} Pinball Wizard]]". It should be noted that it was (and still is) the ''only'' cover-version of a [[Music/TheWho Who]] song to reach any Top Ten charts.

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** His cover-version of the already earworm-ish "[[Music/{{Tommy}} Pinball Wizard]]". It should be noted that it was (and still is) is the ''only'' cover-version cover of a [[Music/TheWho Who]] song to reach any be a Top Ten charts.hit.
22nd Dec '16 12:45:19 PM bt8257
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* GrowingTheBeard: ''Elton John'' is almost universally considered a vastly better album than ''Empty Sky''. The beard-growing was complete with the next album, ''Tumbleweed Connection'', which, despite not being as commercially successful as some of his other efforts from the same period, is almost universally recognised as a materpiece.
* HypeBacklash: He received this to a point in TheSeventies and TheEighties, but it really took off in TheNineties with the release of "Candle in the Wind 1997."

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* GrowingTheBeard: ''Elton John'' is almost universally considered a vastly better album than ''Empty Sky''. The beard-growing was complete with the next album, ''Tumbleweed Connection'', which, despite not being as commercially successful as some of his other efforts from the same period, is almost universally recognised as a materpiece.
masterpiece.
* HypeBacklash: He received this to a point in TheSeventies and TheEighties, but it really ''really'' took off in TheNineties with the release of "Candle in the Wind 1997."
22nd Dec '16 12:45:19 PM bt8257
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22nd Dec '16 12:42:26 PM bt8257
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** His big hits tend to get the most attention for the obvious reason that Elton is a master of the EarWorm, but he has a rather large amount of albums without a bad cut on them. Thus key album cuts like "Come Down in Time", "My Father's Gun", "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters", "Sixty Years On", and "Ticking" are well worth listing here as well. The period from 1970's ''Elton John'' to at least 1975's ''Captain Fantastic and the Brown Cowboy'' seems to have been a period where Elton was constitutionally incapable of writing a bad song, and it's worth noting how prolific he was during this period - a staggering nine [=LPs=]' worth of studio material (or about six and a half hours of music without even counting non-album tracks and outtakes, which are also often well worth the price of admission). Some fans would throw ''Rock of the Westies'' (also from 1975) and ''Blue Moves'' (1976) into this list as well, which would bring him up to twelve [=LPs=] of almost consistently brilliant material in slightly over six years. That's a staggering accomplishment.

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** His big hits tend to get the most attention for the obvious reason that Elton is a master of the EarWorm, but he has a rather large amount of albums without a bad cut on them. Thus key album cuts like "Come Down in Time", "My Father's Gun", "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters", "Sixty Years On", and "Ticking" are well worth listing here as well. The period from 1970's ''Elton John'' to at least 1975's ''Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy'' seems to have been a period where Elton was constitutionally incapable of writing a bad song, and it's worth noting how prolific he was during this period - a staggering nine [=LPs=]' worth of studio material (or about six and a half hours of music without even counting non-album tracks and outtakes, which are also often well worth the price of admission). Some fans would throw ''Rock of the Westies'' (also from 1975) and ''Blue Moves'' (1976) into this list as well, which would bring him up to twelve [=LPs=] of almost consistently brilliant material in slightly over six years. That's a staggering accomplishment.
27th Jun '16 7:15:28 PM bt8257
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding", the first track of ''Music/GoodbyeYellowBrickRoad''. Apparently, according to [[Wiki/Wikipedia The Other Wiki]], it is the kind of music he wants played at his funeral.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding", the first track of ''Music/GoodbyeYellowBrickRoad''. Apparently, according to [[Wiki/Wikipedia [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], it is the kind of music he wants played at his funeral.
20th Jun '16 12:56:46 PM bt8257
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ''Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding'', first track of ''Music/GoodbyeYellowBrickRoad''. Apparently, according to TheOtherWiki, it is the kind of music he wants played at his funeral.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: ''Funeral "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding'', Bleeding", the first track of ''Music/GoodbyeYellowBrickRoad''. Apparently, according to TheOtherWiki, [[Wiki/Wikipedia The Other Wiki]], it is the kind of music he wants played at his funeral.
13th Apr '16 2:38:39 AM CassandraLeo
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** Plenty of their other songs were closely analysed too. One interpretation of "Madman Across the Water" is that the madman of the title is UsefulNotes/RichardNixon and that the song is a VietnamWar protest. Several reviewers have noted the parallels; see, for instance, [[http://www.allmusic.com/song/madman-across-the-water-mt0006442178 Allmusic]]. Taupin is apparently aware of this interpretation and has never confirmed or denied it.
13th Apr '16 2:23:06 AM CassandraLeo
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** His big hits tend to get the most attention for the obvious reason that Elton is a master of the EarWorm, but he has a rather large amount of albums without a bad cut on them. Thus key album cuts like "Come Down in Time", "My Father's Gun", "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters",, "Sixty Years On", and "Ticking" are well worth listing here as well. The period from 1970's ''Elton John'' to at least 1975's ''Captain Fantastic and the Brown Cowboy'' seems to have been a period where Elton was constitutionally incapable of writing a bad song, and it's worth noting how prolific he was during this period - a staggering nine [=LPs=]' worth of studio material (or about six and a half hours of music without even counting non-album tracks and outtakes, which are also often well worth the price of admission). Some fans would throw ''Rock of the Westies'' (also from 1975) and ''Blue Moves'' (1976) into this list as well, which would bring him up to twelve [=LPs=] of almost consistently brilliant material in slightly over six years. That's a staggering accomplishment.

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** His big hits tend to get the most attention for the obvious reason that Elton is a master of the EarWorm, but he has a rather large amount of albums without a bad cut on them. Thus key album cuts like "Come Down in Time", "My Father's Gun", "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters",, Hatters", "Sixty Years On", and "Ticking" are well worth listing here as well. The period from 1970's ''Elton John'' to at least 1975's ''Captain Fantastic and the Brown Cowboy'' seems to have been a period where Elton was constitutionally incapable of writing a bad song, and it's worth noting how prolific he was during this period - a staggering nine [=LPs=]' worth of studio material (or about six and a half hours of music without even counting non-album tracks and outtakes, which are also often well worth the price of admission). Some fans would throw ''Rock of the Westies'' (also from 1975) and ''Blue Moves'' (1976) into this list as well, which would bring him up to twelve [=LPs=] of almost consistently brilliant material in slightly over six years. That's a staggering accomplishment.



* CrossesTheLineTwice: "I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself."

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: "I Think I'm Gonna Going to Kill Myself."
13th Apr '16 2:21:46 AM CassandraLeo
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** His big hits tend to get the most attention for the obvious reason that Elton is a master of the EarWorm, but he has a rather large amount of albums without a bad cut on them. Thus key album cuts like "Come Down in Time", "My Father's Gun", "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters", and "Sixty Years On" are well worth listing here as well. The period from 1970's ''Elton John'' to at least 1975's ''Captain Fantastic and the Brown Cowboy'' seems to have been a period where Elton was constitutionally incapable of writing a bad song, and it's worth noting how prolific he was during this period - a staggering nine [=LPs=]' worth of studio material (or about six and a half hours of music without even counting non-album tracks and outtakes, which are also often well worth the price of admission).

to:

** His big hits tend to get the most attention for the obvious reason that Elton is a master of the EarWorm, but he has a rather large amount of albums without a bad cut on them. Thus key album cuts like "Come Down in Time", "My Father's Gun", "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters", and Hatters",, "Sixty Years On" On", and "Ticking" are well worth listing here as well. The period from 1970's ''Elton John'' to at least 1975's ''Captain Fantastic and the Brown Cowboy'' seems to have been a period where Elton was constitutionally incapable of writing a bad song, and it's worth noting how prolific he was during this period - a staggering nine [=LPs=]' worth of studio material (or about six and a half hours of music without even counting non-album tracks and outtakes, which are also often well worth the price of admission). Some fans would throw ''Rock of the Westies'' (also from 1975) and ''Blue Moves'' (1976) into this list as well, which would bring him up to twelve [=LPs=] of almost consistently brilliant material in slightly over six years. That's a staggering accomplishment.
11th Apr '16 11:36:48 PM CassandraLeo
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** His big hits tend to get the most attention for the obvious reason that Elton is a master of the EarWorm, but he has a rather large amount of albums without a bad cut on them. Thus key album cuts like "Come Down in Time", "My Father's Gun", "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters", and "Sixty Years On" are well worth listing here as well. The period from 1970's ''Elton John'' to at least 1975's ''Captain Fantastic and the Brown Cowboy'' seems to have been a period where Elton was constitutionally incapable of writing a bad song.

to:

** His big hits tend to get the most attention for the obvious reason that Elton is a master of the EarWorm, but he has a rather large amount of albums without a bad cut on them. Thus key album cuts like "Come Down in Time", "My Father's Gun", "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters", and "Sixty Years On" are well worth listing here as well. The period from 1970's ''Elton John'' to at least 1975's ''Captain Fantastic and the Brown Cowboy'' seems to have been a period where Elton was constitutionally incapable of writing a bad song.song, and it's worth noting how prolific he was during this period - a staggering nine [=LPs=]' worth of studio material (or about six and a half hours of music without even counting non-album tracks and outtakes, which are also often well worth the price of admission).
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