Chart Position: 8

  • Originally recorded by Three Dog Night (1970)
  • #30 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 100 greatest pop songs
  • #136 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
  • Keyboards: Elton John
  • Produced by Gus Dudgeon
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • This was originally the ‘b’ side of ‘Take Me to the Pilot’ (1970)
  • Elton was dropped by the Philips label in the U.K. in 1968 after his single ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long’ failed to chart
  • Elton credits the Three Dog Night cover of this song with helping make him popular in the U.S.
  • This is a re-release to help promote Elton John’s first American tour
  • This was Elton John’s first international hit and he always plays it in concerts
  • ‘We All Fall in Love Sometimes’ (1975) is about the writing of this song
  • Elton John’s U.S. debut was at the Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles CA Aug. 25, 1970
  • To date Elton John has sold more than 200 million albums
  • Later recorded by Rod Stewart (1991), Billy Paul (1972),  Rick Wakeman (1971), Andy Williams (1971), Roger Williams (1971), Cilla Black (1971), New Seekers (1971), Salena Jones (1971), Oliver (1971), Billy Paul (1972),  Shirley Scott (1972), Buddy Greco (1972), Al Jarreau (1976), Roger Whittaker (1978), Michel Delpech (1979), Rod Stewart (1991), Holy Mother (1995), Boyzone (1996), Amii Stewart (1995), Hank Marvin (2002), Ewan McGregor w/Alessandro Safina (2001), Michelle Walker (2001), Patti LaBelle and Elton John (2005), Rosa (2003), Nicotine (2004), Jed Madela (2004)  and many others

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