Chart Position: 1

  • #2 bestseller for 1976
  • Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
  • Lead vocals: Elton John and Kiki Dee
  • Keyboards: Elton John, James Newton Howard
  • Guitar: Davey Johnston, Caleb Quaye
  • Backing vocals: Jon Joyce, Ken Gold, Cindy Bullens
  • Produced by Gus Dudgeon
  • Recorded in London U.K. and Toronto Canada
  • According to co-composer Bernie Taupin, it took 10 minutes to write this song
  • Elton John and Kiki Dee recorded their vocals in separate countries (Canada and the U.K. respectively)
  • This is Kiki Dee’s only U.S. #1 single
  • This was Elton John’s first #1 in the U.K.
  • Later recorded by Top of the Pops (1976), Sunlight Chocolate (1976), Anita Sarawak w. Ismail Haron (1976), Franck Pourcel Grande Orchestre (1976), Paul Mauriat (1976), Bingos (1976), Caravelli (1976), Springbok (1976), Teresa Carpio (1978), Brotherhood of Man (1980), Bobby Crush (1980), Ricardo Calienta (1999), Midnight Strings Orchestra (1980), Lee Towers & Anita Meyer (1985), RuPaul & Elton John (1993), Bo Bud Greene (1995), Yasuko Agawa (1996), BB Band (1999), Moonlight String Orchestra (1999), Obsession (2002), Martin & Ea (2003), Jesse McCartney w/Anne Hathaway (2004), Katie Price & Peter Andre (2006), Thunder (2006), Avid All Stars (2007), Tanya Tucker & Ty Herndon (2008), Tribute Co. (2010), Goners (2011), Larry Kenzal (2013), Andrew Bissell (2013), Scott Gryder (2014), Q-Tip feat. Demi Lovato (2018) and many others

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