Elton John’s Greatest Hits: The Top Tracks

Elton John’s songs are like a treasure trove of musical brilliance that has enriched the world of pop and rock for decades. With a career spanning over half a century, this legendary British singer-songwriter has crafted a diverse repertoire of timeless hits, each a unique gem in its own right.

Biggest Top 40 Hits

Philadelphia Freedom 1975 (#1 for 2 weeks)

One of Elton John’s most celebrated songs, “Philadelphia Freedom,” was released in 1975. This upbeat track captures the essence of the era’s disco craze and delivers an infectious groove. Written as a tribute to his friend, tennis legend Billie Jean King, it seamlessly blends rock and pop elements.

Bennie and the Jets 1974 (#1 for 1 week)

“Bennie and the Jets,” released in 1974, stands as a testament to Elton John’s innovative style. The song opens with a distinctive synthesizer riff, setting a futuristic tone. Its catchy chorus and memorable lyrics have made it an enduring favorite at concerts and on the radio.

Crocodile Rock 1973 (#1 for 3 weeks)

In 1973, “Crocodile Rock” took the world by storm with its nostalgic rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Elton John’s spirited piano playing and the song’s energetic beat make it impossible not to tap your feet. This track pays homage to the golden era of rock music and remains a classic to this day.

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (with Kiki Dee) 1976 (#1 for 4 weeks)

Collaborating with Kiki Dee in 1976, Elton John gave us “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” This duet showcases the chemistry between the two artists, with harmonious vocals and a catchy melody. It became an instant hit and remains a beloved classic in the world of pop music.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1974 (#2)

Released in 1974, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is an introspective masterpiece that demonstrates Elton John’s lyrical prowess. The song takes listeners on a journey of self-discovery, questioning the trappings of fame and success. Its poetic lyrics and haunting melody make it a standout track in Elton’s discography.

Timeless Songs Beyond the Charts

Beyond the glitzy costumes and extravagant stage presence lies a catalog of songs that have truly stood the test of time. These timeless tunes have transcended decades, resonating with listeners young and old, and continue to captivate new audiences even today.


  • Border Song
  • Your Song


  • Tiny Dancer
  • Rocket Man (I Think It’s Gonna Be A Long, Long Time)
  • Honky Cat
  • Crocodile Rock


  • Bennie and the Jets
  • Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me
  • The Bitch is Back
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds


  • Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance)


  • Mama Can’t Buy You Love
  • Victim of Love


  • Little Jeannie
  • (Sartorial Eloquence) Don’t Ya Wanna Play This Game No More


  • Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)
  • Blue Eyes


  • Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  • Who Wears These Shoes?
  • In Neon


  • Nikita


  • I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That
  • A Word in Spanish


  • Sacrifice
  • Club At The End of the Street
  • Yout Gotta Love Someone


  • Simple Life
  • True Love


  • Believe
  • Made in England
  • Blessed


  • Written in the Stars


  • Friends
  • Levon


  • Daniel
  • Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road


  • Philadelphia Freedom
  • Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  • Island Girl


  • Grow Some Funk of Your Own / I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun Of Robert Ford)
  • Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
  • Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word


  • Ego
  • Part-Time Love


  • Nobody Wins
  • Chloe


  • I’m Still Standing
  • Kiss The Bride
  • I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues


  • Wrap Her Up


  • Flames of Paradise
  • Candle in the Wind


  • Through The Storm
  • Healing Hands


  • The One
  • The Last Song


  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  • Circle of Life


  • You Can Make History (Young Again)


  • Recover Your Soul


  • Someday out of the Blue