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Elton John Discography: Icon Reflects On His Personal Favorite Albums
With next week's televised concert special "Elton John: I'm Still Standing — A GRAMMY Tribute" fast approaching, we asked the GRAMMY-winning icon himself to take us through a bit of history from his illustrious career.
With a catalogue of more than 30 solo studio releases, as well as several award-winning film and stage soundtracks and a handful of live performance recordings to his name, we wanted to know: does Elton John have any favorites among his vast discography?
His answers might surprise you. While some of John's best-known and beloved albums might comprise selections like 1972's Honky Château — the album responsible for the classic hit "Rocket Man" — or even the profound GRAMMY-winning soundtrack to The Lion King, John's personal favorites veered toward the records that have perhaps flown a bit further under the radar.
"I love things like [1976's] Blue Moves, [1971's] Madman [Across The Water], [2001's] Songs From The West Coast," John explains. "The other [albums] speak for themselves…some of them didn't have that many singles on them, they just have different shades of my work on them."
Going on to reflect on the era he considers his defining decade, John pointed his finger squarely at the 1970s; "Everyone was playing with everybody, there was fusion everywhere… I grew up through, and recorded through, the most creative period in the history of popular music."
"Elton John: I'm Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute" will feature performances by some of music's biggest names, including Ed Sheeran, Alessia Cara, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Sam Smith, SZA, and many more.
Tune in April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT for this two-hour concert special, only on CBS.