My next guest of the list is someone very special. Some eltonites I found out there surprising me with something I couldn't expect. That's one of the cases. He surprised me sending his list but with videos created of the songs, so you could enjoy reading while listening. That's a very good idea. So I just publish this as he sent. He reunited the songs on dropbox, in case you were interested in the list. So, welcome Terry, this is your list, thanks for joining us on the celebration.
Hello everybody, i was asked if i could come up with 30 of my favorite elton songs for the 30th anniversary of Allsongslist reg,, well as many know it is hard to come up with just 30, but I picked 30 of the ones that for some reason or the other really got to me, may it be a love song, or rocker, or just a song that seemed a bit different,, i believe the "newest" song on my list is healing hands,, sure some later songs are good, i want love, this train , the one, ect, but to me they just aren't elton enough for me, if that makes sense,, anyway big fan since the first time I heard "levon" on the radio.. seen him in concert 15 times, the first was in 1980 just 2 weeks after the central park concert,, saw him and billy 3 times the 2nd show they did together in philly, then 12 days later in Washington dc then the following year in Clemson sc.. anyhow, my top 30 is a bit different, I made a little video for each song, so there will be 30 uploads, just to rehash old memories i guess, some songs I will talk about others i will just upload.. so on with the show.
30. Heartache All Over The World
no titles, just numbers, be more surprised that way, ha.. anyway this is the only song that has charlie morgan on drums(on this list), imo he is the best drummer Elton has had, i just love his style, don't get me wrong, Nigel in his younger days was one of the best there ever was, but charlie is more into rocking than Nigel ever was, Nigel is more into ballads than he is rock songs.. so here is number 30
29. Lady Samatha
almost forgot one,,, also one of the earlier songs.
From caribou, which i believe has the most songs on my list.. pretty little song..
27. Kiss The Bride
If you saw the 84 wembley concert, elton had a good time doing this song, only heard live one time myself, of course he didnt do all the jumping up as he did at wembley, but its a rocking live number
26. Cold As Christmas
Well i didnt want to put up live versions of songs, but youtube says this one is banned worldwide, so i put up a live version and it went thru(go friggin figure) so here it is only reason im even putting it up live is because i reall y love this song , its from 2v40
25. Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
I love this song from captain fantastic, most of my friends never liked it, but i like it.
24. Mama Can't Buy You Love
This song is what i consider the "rebirth" of elton john, he teamed up with a remarkable producer to completely change his sound and it worked.. so as a tribute to this change this song makes it
23. I Fell Ilke A Bullet In The Gun Of Robert Ford
Rock of the westies brought us this very lovely song
Back to captain fantastic.. killer songs that finish up this awesome lp
21. Pinball Wizard
Most people say that the original recording of a song is the best, well i say that if elton records someone else song then he does it better, so here is a twofer. Two songs he recorded but were never released as singles
20. Bitter Fingers
Captain fantastic again
19. Honky Cat
I know i said i didn't want to put up live versions but since they wouldn't let me put up the studio versions, i thought what the heck so here is a live version for 74.
18. I've Seen The saucers
Back to caribou.. kool song
From a movie
Made this into a twofer, actually kind of goes together on the lp...
15. Little Jeannie
Last live song, this is probably one of my all time favorite elton songs, but this entire list except for number 1 can be switched around
14. High Flying Bird
Don't shoot me makes it debut, first of 3 songs.
13. Nobody Wins
Yes that's right one from the fox, the long forgotten lp, maybe not as forgotten as victim of love though
Number 2 from don't shoot me
11. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
This is the song that elton claimed to be the "worst vocals ever",, but i like it
10. Blues For My Baby And Me
The final dont shoot me song. Really love this one
9. Saturday NIght's Alroght (For Fighting)
Crowd pleaser every time
I remember when this came out and i loved this song, but my best friend liked Candle in the wind.. sorry but this song is so much better
7. The Bitch Is Back
Tina cant sing it like this
6. Crocodile Rock
I remember when rock was young and elton john was number 1
5. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Just a fantastic song, all these top 10 songs can be interchangeable, but this is just a great great song
4. Come Back Baby (Bluesology)
The one that got me hooked
2. Skyline Pigeon
Not the original from empty sky, but this is the one i want at my wake
1. Your Song
And of course the prettiest love song ever written, its simplicity is over whelming,its words are relevant today over 40 years later