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Elton John

Today we will celebrate the musical greatness of Reginald Kenneth Dwight the ivory tickling diva better known as Elton John.  We will also celebrate the greatness of Bernie Taupin who is the man behind most of the words from Elton’s biggest hits.

Elton John Discography and best song from each album:

  • Empty Sky (1969)
    • Skyline Pigeon
  • Elton John (1970)
    • Your Song
  • Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
    • Burn Down the Mission
  • Mad Man Across the Water (1971)
    • Tiny Dancer
  • Honky Château (1972)
    • Mona Lisas an Mad Hatters
  • Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player (1973)
    • Daniel
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
    • Candle In the Wind
  • Caribou (1974)
    • Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  • Elton John’s Greatest Hits (1974)
  • Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
    • Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  • Rock of the Westies (1975)
    • Island Girl
  • Blue Moves (1976)
    • Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
  • Elton John’s Greatest Hits Volume II (1977)
  • Single Man (1978)
    • Song for a Guy
  • Victim of Love (1979)
    • Johnny B. Goode
  • 21 at 33 (1980)
    • Little Jeannie
  • The Fox (1981)
    • Nothing memorable on this album
  • Jump Up (1982)
    • Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)
  • Too Low for Zero (1983)
    • I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues
  • Breaking Hearts (1984)
    • Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  • Ice on Fire (1985)
    • Nikita
  • Leather Jackets (1986)
    • Heartache All Over the World
  • Elton John Live in Australia with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (1987)
  • Elton John’s Greatest Hits Vol. 3 (1987)
  • Reg Strikes Back (1988)
    • I Don’t Wanna Go On with You Like That
  • Sleeping with the Past (1989)
    • Sacrifice
  • The Very Best of Elton John (1990)
  • The One (1992)
    • The One
  • Elton John’s Greatest Hits 1976-1986 (1992)
  • Duets (1993)
  • Made in England (1995)
    • Belfast
  • Love Songs (1996)
  • The Big Picture (1997)
    • Something About the Way You Look Tonight
  • The Lion King Soundtrack (1997)
    • Circle of Life
  • Aida Soundtrack (1998)
  • Songs from the West Coast (2001)
    • Original Sin
  • Greatest Hits 1970-2002 (2002)
  • Peachtree Road (2004)
    • Weight of the World
  • Elton John’s Christmas Party (2005)
  • The Captain and the Kid (2006)
    • Blues Never Fade Away
  • Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits (2007)

Top 5 Elton John Albums:

  1. Mad Man Across the Water
  2. Good Bye Yellow Brick Road
  3. Elton John
  4. Honky Château
  5. Elton John Live in Australia with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Top 10 Elton John Songs:

  1. Tiny Dancer
  2. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  3. Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to be a Long, Long Time)
  4. Levon
  5. Your Song
  6. Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word
  7. Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)
  8. Daniel
  9. Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
  10. Someone Saved My Life Tonight

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25 more albums you should own!

Greetings music lovers,

Today’s blog is about 25 albums you should own and has the following parameters:

  •  Album must have been recorded/released prior to 1990
  • No duplication of artist
  • No live albums or greatest hits (kind of an all encompassing copout to include either)
  • Listing of my favorite track from said album (This is not so much a parameter but a mere bonus for your reading pleasure)

Twenty Five albums you should own! (In no particular order):

Artist Album Song
U2 The Joshua Tree (1987) With or Without You
Bob Dylan Oh Mercy (1989) Most of the Time
Bruce Springsteen Nebraska (1982) Nebraska
Paul Simon Graceland (1986) You Can Call Me Al
James McMurtry Too Long in the Wasteland (1989) Angeline
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Hard Promises (1981) The Waiting
Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction (1987) Mr. Brownstone
The Eagles Hotel California (1976) The Last Resort
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (1975) Have a Cigar
Robert Earl Keen No Kinda Dancer (1984) Rolling By
Eric Clapton Journeyman (1989) Running On Faith
The Who Quadrophenia (1973) Love Reign O’er Me
Elton John Madman Across the Water (1971) Tiny Dancer
Metallica And Justice For All (1988) Dyers Eve
R.E.M Document (1987) It’s the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)
The Pixies Surfer Rosa (1988) Where Is My Mind
John Mellencamp Scarecrow (1985) Minutes To Memories
The Band Music from the Big Pink (1968) The Weight
Van Morrison Moondance (1970) And It Stoned Me
Lynyrd Skynyrd Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin- Nerd (1973) Simple Man
Beastie Boys Paul’s Boutique (1989) Shake Your Rump
The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 (1988) Congratulations
Warren Zevon Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School (1980) Play It All Night Long
Townes Van Zandt Townes Van Zandt (1969) Lungs
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed (1969) Gimme Shelter
Jackson Brown The Pretender (1976) The Pretender

 So, there you have it, another list of musical bliss.  Take your time, check them out and let me know what you think.

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The High School Years:A Shout Out to the Class of 89 (75115)

We all have a favorite song or songs, one that we will sit in the car and listen to completion even when we are running late, one that we hear and can’t help but smile.  Songs are snapshots along our continuum that allow us to recall special times, people, and places.

This list is a remembrance of my high school years (85-89) and a shout out to the 75115.   Not all of these songs were released during those years, but were the soundtrack to my life at that time.  And no, Rod Stewart’s “Forever Young” despite being the class theme and I’m told prom song, did not make the list.  Sorry to both Rod and the class of 89 from 75115.

Twenty years later, when I hear any of these songs, I fondly remember the times and the friends I shared the moments with.  I contend that these artists and their songs stand the test of time and are just as relevant today as they were many years ago.

I realize that 25 songs is a relatively short list to sum up the high school years and while there are no duplicate artists on the list, these artist and songs shaded and formed a critical time in my life and it is a safe bet the album from which the song came, was and is currently in heavy rotation in my car, home, IPod, and office.

Below are the top 25 songs that harken back the halcyon days of my youth:

Simple Man                       Lynyrd Skynyrd

It’s The End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)     R.E.M.

Louisiana Rain                  Tom Petty

Seven Bridges Road         The Eagles

Tiny Dancer                        Elton John

Dream On                             Aerosmith

 Shooting Star                    Bad Company

Jungle Love                        Steve Miller Band

 The Weight                         The Band

Fire Lake                              Bob Seger

My Hometown                  Bruce Springsteen

Drive                                    The Cars

I Believe In You              Don Williams

It’s In the Way That You Use It                  Eric Clapton

Sweet Child O’ Mine          Guns ‘N’ Roses

The Pretender                    Jackson Brown

Jackie Brown                       John Mellencamp

Dyers Eve                             Metallica

Rockin’ In the Free World                Neil Young

With Or Without You         U2

Gimme Shelter                     The Rolling Stones

Mystic Rhythms                  Rush

Don’t You Forget About Me            Simple Minds

Copperhead Road                Steve Earle

Congratulations                    Traveling Wilburys

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