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Best Elton John Albums: It’s difficult to choose Elton John’s single finest album. In the early 1970s, he worked like there’s no tomorrow, releasing ten albums in a span of over five years.

Those were his prime years, but he persevered and in turn, achieved several genuine creative comebacks in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.

No wonder…

…if you ask the biggest classic music fans what their favorite Elton John album is, it would take them long to answer. Because you simply can’t just have one!

Today in this article, we’re going deep into the best Elton John album and the most interesting details behind its production!

Here we go…

#1. From The West Coast

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Artist: Elton John

Released: 1 October 2001

Label: Rocket; Mercury

Genre: Rock; pop-rock

Producer: Patrick Leonard

The first album on our list is “West Coast.” It is Elton’s twenty-sixth studio album. John Elton collaborated with Bernie Taupin for this album, and Patrik Leonard produced the song and played a few on the keyboard.

Now, we add in the lyrics of a song from this album named “Dark Diamond,”

Oh, I’m a dark diamond

I’ve turned hard and cold

Once was a jewel with fire in my soul

There are two sides of a mirror

One I couldn’t breakthrough

Stayed trapped on the inside, wound up losing you

Tell me, how does it work?

How do you make things fit?

Spent all my life trying to get it right

I’ve put it together, and it falls apart

I thought to myself I might understand

But when the wall’s built

And the heart hardens

You get a dark diamond

Dark diamond

Oh, I’m a dark diamond

But you’re something else

You read me more than I read myself

The one star I could count on

Only comet I could trust

You burnt through my life to the true meaning of love

Tell me, how does it work?

How do you make things fit?

Spent all my life trying to get it right

I’ve put it together, and it falls apart

I thought to myself I might understand

But when the wall’s built

And the heart hardens

You get a dark diamond

Dark diamond

Tell me, how does it work?

How do you make things fit?

Spent all my life trying to get it right

I’ve put it together, and it falls apart

I thought to myself I might understand

But when the wall’s built

Check out: West Coast

#2. Tumbleweed Connection

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Artist: Elton John

Release date: 30 October 1970

Studio: Trident, London

Label: Uni (US); DJM (UK)

Length: 46:56

Genre: Roots rock; Americana

“Tumbleweed Connection” is the third studio album by Elton John. The song was released in October 1970. The main concept behind this album is based on country and western/Americana themes.

Now, we add in the lyrics of a song from this album named “Ballad of a Well-Known Gun,”

I pulled out my stagecoach times and read the latest news

I tapped my feet in dumb surprise

And of course, I saw they knew

The Pinkertons they pulled out my bags

And asked me for my name

I stuttered out my answer

And hung my head in shame

Now they’ve found me

At last, they’ve found me

It’s hard to run

From a starving family

Now they’ve found me

I won’t run

I’m tired of hearing

There goes a well-known gun

Now I’ve seen this chain gang

Lord, I say let me see my priest

I couldn’t have faced your desert sand

Old burning brown-backed beast

Check out: Ballad of a well-known Gun

#3. Blue Moves

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Artist: Elton John

Release date: 22 October 1976

Label: The Rocket Record Company

Producer: Gus Dudgeon

Length: 84:40

Genres: Rock, Pop rock, Soft rock, Progressive rock

“Blue Moves” is the eleventh album by English singer Elton John. The album was a massive success, especially in the US where it peaked at number three in the charts.

The lyrics of the song “One Horse Town” from this album are:

Saw a Cadillac for the first time yesterday

I’d always seen horses, buggies, bales of hay

Because progress here don’t move with modern times

There’s nothing to steal

So there’s not a great deal of crime

It sure is hell living in a one-horse town

There’s half a mile of Alabama mud bed ground

Nothing much doing of an afternoon

Unless you’re sitting in a rocking chair just picking a tune

And they haven’t too well acquainted with the stars and stripes

But if you want to hear Susanna, then they’ll pick all night

They’ll pick all night

Because it’s no dice living in a one-horse town

Laid back, as my old coon hound

And I can’t wait to get out of this one-horse town

There’s nothing to steal because there’s simply nothing much around

Sure is hell living in this one-horse town

There’s half a mile of Alabama mud bed ground

And I can’t wait to grow out of this one-horse town

Check out: One Horse Town

#4. Honky Chateau

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The album “Honky Chateau” was a big smash in the United States and the United Kingdom. The album’s debut single was “Rocket Man.

” Rocket Man” reached No. 6 on the Billboard top forty charts in the United States.

“Honky Cat,” the album’s second song, reached No. 8 on the Billboard charts in the United States.

The lyrics of the song “Honky Cat” from this album are:

When I look back

Boy, I must have been green

Bopping in the country

Fishing in a stream

Looking for an answer

Trying to find a sign

Until I saw your city lights

Honey, I was blind

They said, get back, Honky Cat

Better get back to the woods

Well, I quit those days and my redneck ways

And mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm, oh change is going to do me good

You better get back, Honky Cat

Living in the city ain’t where it’s at

It’s like trying to find gold in a silver mine

It’s like trying to drink whiskey

Oh, from a bottle of wine

Well, I read some books, and I read some magazines

Check out: Honky Cat

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#5. 11-17-70

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If you’re planning to be an Elton John expert, then you must know this album.

“17-11-70” is a legendary album and one of the early ones by the American singer Elton John. It was released in April 1971.

The songs in this album are Take Me to the Pilot, Sixty Years on, Bad Side of the Moon, Honky Tonk Women, Can I Put You On, and Burn Down the Mission.

Now here’s the lyrics of the songs Take Me to the Pilot:

If you feel that it’s real, I’m on the trial

And I’m here, yeah, in your prison

Like a coin in your mint

I am dented, and I’m spent with high treason

Through a glass eye, your throne

Is the one danger zone

Take me to the pilot for control

Take me to the pilot of your soul

Take me to the pilot

Lead me through the chamber

Take me to the pilot

I am but a stranger

Take me to the pilot

Lead me through the chamber

Take me to the pilot

I am but a stranger

Na-na-na, na-na-na

Na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na

Na-na-na, na-na-na

Na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na

Well, I know he’s not old

And I’m told, and I’m told he’s a virgin

Or he may be she

What I’m told is never, never for certain

Through a glass eye, your throne

Is the one danger zone

Take me to the pilot for control

Take me to the pilot of your soul, yeah, yeah

Take me to the pilot

Lead me through the chamber

Take me to the pilot

I am but a stranger

Take me to the pilot

Lead me through the chamber

Take me to the pilot

I am but a stranger

Na-na-na, na-na-na

Na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na

Na-na-na, na-na-na

Na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na

Through a glass eye, your throne

Check out: Take me to the Pilot

#6. Caribou

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Artist: Elton John

Release date: 28 June 1974

Studio: Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado; Brother, Santa Monica, California; Trident, London

Label: MCA (US), DJM (UK)

Genre: Rock, pop

Length: 45:15

“Caribou” is the next album by Elton John, released in June 1974.

It has a rock-pop genre and some flashy tunes.

Let’s look at the lyrics of a song named “Bitch is Back.”

I was justified when I was five

Raisin’ Cain, I spit in your eye

Times are changin’ now the poor get fat

But the fever’s going to catch you when the bitch gets back, oh, oh, oh

Eat meat on a Friday, that’s all right

Even like steak on a Saturday night

I can bitch the best at your social do’s

I get high in the evening sniffing pots of glue, oh, oh, oh

I’m a bitch, and I’m a bitch oh, the bitch is back

Stone-cold sober, as a matter of fact

I can bitch, I can bitch because I’m better than you

It’s the way that I move, the things that I do, oh

I entertain by picking brains

Sell my soul by dropping names

I don’t like those! My God, what’s that!

Oh, it’s full of nasty habits when the bitch gets back.

I’m a bitch, and I’m a bitch oh, the bitch is back

Stone-cold sober, as a matter of fact

I can bitch, I can bitch because I’m better than you

It’s the way that I move, the things that I do, oh

I’m a bitch, and I’m a bitch oh, the bitch is back

Stone-cold sober, as a matter of fact

I can bitch, I can bitch because I’m better than you

It’s the way that I move, the things that I do, oh

Bitch, bitch, the bitch is back

Bitch, bitch, the bitch is back

Bitch, bitch, the bitch is back

Bitch, bitch, the bitch is back

Bitch, bitch, the bitch is back

Bitch, bitch, the bitch is back

Check out: Bitch is Back

#7. Don’t Shoot Me I am the Only Piano Player

Artist: Elton John

Release date: 22 January 1973

Label: MCA (US), DJM (UK)

Genre: Pop rock

Length: 42:45

Producer: Gus Dudgeon

“Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano player” is the sixth studio album by Elton John. It is the lead single in both the US and Canada.

Interesting fact:

The title of the album came from a friend named Groucho Marx. Yep, the man was surrounded by very creative team players!

Let’s see the lyrics of one of its tracks named “Daniel.”

Daniel is traveling tonight on a plane

I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain

And I can see Daniel waving goodbye

Oh, it looks like Daniel must be the clouds in my eyes

They say Spain is pretty though I’ve never been

And Daniel says it’s the best place that he’s ever seen

He should know; he’s been there enough

Oh, I miss Daniel, oh I miss him so much, oh

Daniel, my brother, you are older than me

Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won’t heal?

Your eyes have died, but you see more than I

Daniel, you’re a star in the face of the sky

Oh Daniel, my brother, you are older than me

Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won’t heal?

Your eyes have died, but you see more than I

Daniel, you’re a star in the face of the sky

Daniel is traveling tonight on a plane

And I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain

And I can see Daniel waving goodbye

Oh, it looks like Daniel; it must be the clouds in my eyes

Oh God, it looks like Daniel must be the clouds in my eyes

Check out: Daniel

#8. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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Artist: Elton John

Release date: 5 October 1973

Studio: Château d’Hérouville, Hérouville, France; remixed and overdubbed at Trident, London

Genre: Pop rock

Length: 76:20

Label: MCA (US), DJM (UK)

“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is the seventh studio album by Elton John. It was released in October 1973, and it is considered one of the best-selling albums.

This album carries the song Candle in the Wind, which later became even more popular after he sang it for the late Princess Diana.

 Here add the lyrics of “Candle in the Wind.”

Goodbye, Norma Jeane

Though I never knew you at all

You had the grace to hold yourself

While those around you crawled

They crawled out of the woodwork

And they whispered into your brain

They set you on the treadmill

And they made you change your name

And it seems to me you lived your life

Like a candle in the wind

Never knowing who to cling to

When the rain set in

And I would’ve liked to know you

But I was just a kid

Your candle burned out long before

Your legend ever did

Loneliness was tough

The toughest role you ever played

Hollywood created a superstar

And the pain was the price you paid

Even when you died

Oh, the press still hounded you

All the papers had to say

Was that Marilyn was found in the nude

And it seems to me you lived your life

Like a candle in the wind

Never knowing who to cling to

When the rain set in

Check out: Candle in the Wind

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Conclusion: Best Elton John Albums

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