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2 Nov 2008

Elton John In French Charts

Single Music Charts

Top 1

Something about the way you look tonight / Candle in the wind 1997

Sacrifice / Love Is A Cannibal
Can you feel the love tonight / Can you feel the love tonight (instrumental)
Don't let the sun go down on me / I Believe
The One / Suit of wolves

Top 2

Les aveux / Donner pour donner
Return to Paradise / Big Dipper

Top 3

Nikita / The man who never died
Sorry seems to be the hardest word / Here we go again
Don't Go Breaking My Heart / Snow queen

Top 4
Song for guy / Lovesick

Top 5
I'm Still Standing / Earn while you learn

Top 6

Je veux d'la tendresse / Fools in fashion
Little Jeannie / Conquer the sun

Top 9

Whispers / Medecine man - I never knew her name
I don't wanna go on with you like that / Rope around a fool

Top 10
Believe / The One (Live)

Some more singles like "Captain Fantastic & Brown Dirt Cowboy", "Better Off Dead", "White Lady White Powder", "Love Songs", "Love So Cold", "Donner Pour Donner", "Town Of Plenty" and "Step Too Far" even reach the singles charts but became minor hits.

Album Music Charts:

Top 1

1990 The Very Best Of Elton John
1992 The One
1994 The Lion King
1996 Love Songs
2002 Greatest Hits (1970-2002)

Top 2

1978 A Single Man
1989 Sleeping With The Past
1995 Made In England

Top 4

1997 The Big Picture

Top 5

1975 Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy

Top 6

1993 Duets

Top 7

1998 Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida

Top 9

1980 21 At 33
2000 One Night Only

Elton counts about 2,5 Milion copies of albums sales over the years. Although he played two concerts in France in 1971, it was not until "Blue Moves" and, specially, "A Single Man" when he reach the high on music charts. Curiously, that was when Elton's sales in US and UK declined, for different causes.

The Single Man Tour with Ray Cooper was proceded for great sales of his 1978 album, being "Return To Paradise", "Part Time Love" and "Song For Guy" great successes. That continues with early 80s, when he even release two songs sang in french language with the popular France Gall, both on the charts. It was not the only time he sang in french: "J'Veux D'la Tendresse" and "Step Too Far" where the only times when Elton changed his native language for another; there were hits too. The 90s were succesful for Elton too and his greatest hits packages were great sellers. Elton currently play "The Marsellaise" as an intro of some of his songs and even speak in french in his concerts there.

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