VIDEO: ELTON JOHN Sings 'Your Song' Through the Decades
Elton John is, without a doubt, one of the most prolific singers on the planet. His classic 1970 ballad, 'Your Song' has proven to be the most enduring though. Bernie Taupin, Elton John's longtime partner and songwriter, said 'I wrote it when I was 17, hence the extraordinary virginal sentiments...It's a gem. It's like a good dog, always there . . . I've heard it sung a million times.'
Rollingstone.com shares a video montage documenting John's performances of 'Your Song' through the decades. Though his hair grays and the costumes get more extravagant, one thing is for sure. When it comes to 'Your Song', Sir Elton John never holds back.
Check out the video below!
About Elton John:
In the early 1990s, Elton collaborated with lyricist Tim Rice on the soundtrack for The Lion King, winning him an Academy Award. The album produced two top-selling, award-winning singles: "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life." The Tony Award-winning Broadway productions of The Lion King and Aida both won Grammys for Best Musical Show Album. Elton composed the music for Billy Elliot, which was nominated for a record nine Olivier Awards, winning Best Musical, among others. He garnered a top-five U.K. hit with the song "Electricity." Billy Elliot was nominated for a record-tying 15 Tony Awards and won ten including Best Musical. Elton was also one of the producers for Next Fall on Broadway. In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations. In 1998, the Queen of England knighted him Sir Elton John, CBE. In 2004, Elton received the Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contributions to American culture and excellence through the performing arts.
In his four-decade career John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, and is the best selling single in Billboard history.
He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won six Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award.. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.