I have been an Elton John fan for most of my life, but after going to see Rocketman, I started listening to his music nonstop. Here are 10 songs you need to be listening to. Songs are listed followed by the album that they are from. Note that many of the .GIFs are from the movie.
1. "Take Me To The Pilot" - Elton John
No one really knows what this song means, but it's catchy and fun and that's what matters!
2. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart (feat. Kiki Dee)" - To Be Continued...
A classic. If this isn't already on your road trip playlist, you better add it.
3. "Crocodile Rock" - Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
This song was used in one of the most iconic scenes of "Rocketman" and for good reason. You can dance and sing to it all day long.
4. "Are You Ready For Love" - The Complete Thom Bell Sessions
So catchy and so fun. Perfect for driving around with the windows down.
5. "Bennie And The Jets" - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
A song about a fictitious band that's said to be satirical of the music industry in the 70's. An Elton John classic that's perfect to sing along to.
6. "Honky Cat" - Honky Chateau
A song about being torn between fame and a simpler life. Catchy and fun to sing along to, even if it's not good singing.
7. "I'm Still Standing" - Too Low For Zero
This song is great for after a break up, but works just as good for a long road trip.
8. "Tiny Dancer" - Madman Across The Water
Everybody knows this song and it's perfect to sing along to on a road trip.
9. "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
This song might be 11 minutes long, but you'll be jamming along for all 11 minutes and 7 seconds.
10. "Your Song" - Elton John
Elton John's first hit and a song almost everyone knows.
11. (Bonus) "Young Dumb & Broke (feat. Khalid)" - Recorded At The Colosseum, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas
I don't really know if this counts as an Elton John song, but at least it's fun to listen to. You'll probably like Khalid's version better, but this is definitely worth a listen.
These are some of my favorite Elton John songs. I hope that this will inspire you and interest you in seeing "Rocketman", the new biopic about Elton John! I've been listening to Elton John since I was a little girl and seeing his rise to fame through the movie was definitely a different perspective than what I expected. He was known for the outrageous costumes and fun glasses, but there is so much more to his story. I hope you enjoy these songs!