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2012-11-24 03:35:30 PM  
3 votes:

Robo Beat: Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: Dead for Tax Reasons: Don't let your son go down on me
Hold me closer tony danza

Don't give me none of your aggravation, you had to steal the Death Star plans.

Elton John really was the king of writing lyrics that are sure to be misunderstood.

Bernie taupin would beg to differ
2012-11-24 12:52:36 PM  
3 votes:
The wife and I picked Your Song as our first dance song. Our first concert together was Sir Elton.

That said, I'd go for Funeral For a Friend-Love Lies Bleeding or Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters.
2012-11-24 12:35:17 PM  
3 votes:
Subby is correct.
2012-11-24 05:31:24 PM  
2 votes:
Burn Down the Mission, with subby's picks just a shade behind.
2012-11-24 03:42:46 PM  
2 votes:
Grey Seal

Subby's pick is way down on my list.
2012-11-24 11:52:53 AM  
2 votes:
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Followed by Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Tiny Dancer, Benny and the Jets, and Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is not only his best song, it's his best album.
2012-11-24 11:52:45 AM  
2 votes:
I'm with Subby

/and I think technically that's just one track
2012-11-25 01:19:04 AM  
1 vote:
Well, there was only one Elton John song ever that brought me to tears, honest to goodness, lump in throat emotion, and when you add in the subject being the death of John Lennon...

Empty Garden
2012-11-25 12:13:54 AM  
1 vote:
1. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding.

The only misstep in that song is the end of the guitar solo. There's no resolution. It abruptly trips back into the chorus in a way that's almost jarring. For a song that is otherwise so impeccably composed and performed it's bewildering. I cringe every time I hear it. Nevertheless, it's a masterpiece.

And for those of you who have never seen the Classic Albums episode on "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", do so. I had no idea Elton basically wrote each song in a single sitting in about an hour or so. The band would then record them in the same day live in the studio. Often in only a couple takes. He knocked out the entire album in about two weeks. Ridiculously talented man (and band).
2012-11-24 11:24:12 PM  
1 vote:
1. Funeral / Love Lies
1a. Madman
2012-11-24 06:47:57 PM  
1 vote:
I always like "Social Disease."
2012-11-24 06:43:17 PM  
1 vote:
Jamaica Jerk-Off

fark in one song.
2012-11-24 05:43:49 PM  
1 vote:
Faster to list the ones I wouldn't care if I never heard again:

Tiny Dancer
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Bennie and The Jets
Candle in the Wind

Everything else is OK by me
2012-11-24 05:10:31 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-11-24 04:45:20 PM  
1 vote:
Subby may be right, but I liked "Grimsby" and "Ticking."
2012-11-24 04:44:54 PM  
1 vote:
That's like asking which one of your kids you love most. You love them equally for different reasons......except Billy.Cause fark that kid. He knows what he did.
2012-11-24 04:16:16 PM  
1 vote:
Grey Seal
(Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket
The biatch is Back
2012-11-24 03:58:44 PM  
1 vote:
It's hard to pick a favorite with so much to choose from. I really like Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding but then I think of

Bitter Fingers
Border Song
Madman Across the Water
All the Young Girls Love Alice

Elton John is a genius. Bernie Taupin as well
2012-11-24 03:45:43 PM  
1 vote:
Dream Theater does a pretty decent cover of Funeral...Link

/All the young girls love Alice is my favorite, but Funerals is one of his best
2012-11-24 03:41:17 PM  
1 vote:
Sixty Years On is an excellent song - doesn't get mentioned a lot. One of my favorite live albums is the one he did in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
2012-11-24 03:33:20 PM  
1 vote:
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I don't have an opinion on this question, but staring at this album art, for hours as a young boy, must have certainly had some sort of an affect on me.
2012-11-24 03:24:17 PM  
1 vote:
What about the one where he over-uses the piano/keyboards? No, not that one. No, not that one either. No. I remember it had really melodramatic and kind of sappy lyrics. No, that's not it. No. No. No. No.....etc.

It may not be your favorite Elton John song, but it sounds just like it.
2012-11-24 02:38:51 PM  
1 vote:
Don't let your son go down on me
Hold me closer tony danza
2012-11-24 01:54:03 PM  
1 vote:
Far and away my favorite lyrics of his (or maybe in rock history) are:

What do you think you'll do then
I bet that'll shoot down your plane
It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics
To set you on your feet again
2012-11-24 01:47:37 PM  
1 vote:
Madman Across the Water is my favorite.
But, yeah, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is his best all around.
2012-11-24 12:55:12 PM  
1 vote:

The English Major: The wife and I picked Your Song as our first dance song. Our first concert together was Sir Elton.

That said, I'd go for Funeral For a Friend-Love Lies Bleeding or Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters.

Totally forgot that one! Ooh, that might narrowly edge out Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
2012-11-24 12:08:05 PM  
1 vote:
Not like it could be anything else

Yes, it could be, and I hate it when thread titles are phrased in this manner.

That said, I'm going with Coco LaFemme and picking "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."

"Blessed" would rank a close second.
2012-11-24 12:03:47 PM  
1 vote:
My favorite is 'Tiny Dancer'.
2012-11-24 11:58:19 AM  
1 vote:

I'm not saying it's his "best" but it's my favorite, and one that still tugs at what I like to think of as my heart.
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