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Discography of Elton John.

Studio albums

Chart positions includes the following countries: United Kingdom (UK), United States (US) and Switzerland (CH), Sweden (SW) U.S. certifications are from [1], UK certifications are from [2].

Album information
Empty Sky
  • Release Date: June 3, 1969 (UK), January 13, 1975 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK -, US #6
  • Certifications: non certified (US), non certified (UK)
  • Singles: "Skyline Pigeon"
  • Sales: 500,000
Elton John
  • Release Date: April 10, 1970 (UK), July 22, 1970 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #11, US #4
  • Certifications: Gold (US), non certified (UK)
  • Singles: "Border Song," "Your Song,"
  • Sales: 3,000,000
Tumbleweed Connection
  • Release Date: October 30, 1970 (UK), January 4, 1971 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #6, US #5
  • Certifications: Platinum (US), non certified (UK)
  • Singles: -
  • Sales: 4,000,000
Madman Across the Water
  • Release Date: November 5, 1971 (UK), November 15, 1971 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #41, US #8
  • Certifications: 2xPlatinum (US), non certified (UK)
  • Singles: "Levon," "Tiny Dancer"
  • Sales: 4,000,000
Honky Château
  • Release Date: May 19, 1972 (UK), May 26, 1972 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #2, US #1 (5)
  • Certifications: Platinum (US), Platinum (UK)
  • Singles: "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)," "Honky Cat"
  • Sales: 7,000,000
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
  • Release Date: January 22, 1973 (UK), January 26, 1973 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #1 (6), US #1 (2)
  • Certifications: 3xPlatinum (US), Platinum (UK)
  • Singles: "Crocodile Rock," "Daniel"
  • Sales: 8,000,000
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • Release Date: October 5, 1973 (UK), October 5, 1973 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #1 (2), US #1 (8)
  • Certifications: Diamond (US), 2xPlatinum (UK)
  • Singles: "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Bennie And The Jets," "Candle In The Wind"
  • Sales: 22,000,000
Caribou
  • Release Date: June 28, 1974 (UK), June 24, 1974 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #1 (2), US #1 (4)
  • Certifications: 2xPlatinum (US), Platinum (UK)
  • Singles: "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me," "The Bitch Is Back"
  • Sales: 7,000,000
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
  • Release Date: May 23, 1975 (UK), May 19, 1975 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #2, US #1 (7)
  • Certifications: 3xPlatinum (US), 2xPlatinum (UK)
  • Singles: "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"
  • Sales: 7,000,000
Rock of the Westies
  • Release Date: October 4, 1975 (UK), October 20, 1975 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #5, US #1 (3)
  • Certifications: Platinum (US), Gold (UK)
  • Singles: "Island Girl," "Grow Some Funk of Your Own," "I Feel Like A Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)"
  • Sales: 6,000,000
Blue Moves
  • Release Date: October 22, 1976 (UK), October 28, 1976 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #3, US #3
  • Certifications: Platinum (US), Gold (UK)
  • Singles: "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word," "Bit Your Lip (Get Up And Dance)," "Crazy Water"
  • Sales: 4,000,000
A Single Man
  • Release Date: October 10, 1978 (UK), October 1978 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #8, US #15
  • Certifications: Platinum (US), Gold (UK)
  • Singles: "Part-Time Love," "Song For Guy"
  • Sales: 4,000,000
Victim of Love
  • Release Date: October 13, 1979 (UK), October 1979 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #41, US #35
  • Certifications: non certified (US), non certified (UK)
  • Singles: "Victim of Love," "Johnny B. Goode"
  • Sales: 1,000,000
21 at 33
  • Release Date: May 13, 1980 (UK), May 1980 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #12, US #13
  • Certifications: Gold (US), Gold (UK)
  • Singles: "Little Jeannie," "Sartorial Eloquence"
  • Sales: 2,000,000
The Fox
  • Release Date: May 20, 1981 (UK), May 22, 1981 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #12, US #21
  • Certifications: non certified (US), non certified (UK)
  • Singles: "Nobody Wins," "Chloe"
  • Sales: 2,000,000
Jump Up!
  • Release Date: April 9, 1982 (UK), April 1982 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #13, US #17
  • Certifications: Gold (US), Silver (UK)
  • Singles: "Blue Eyes," "Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)," "Princess"
  • Sales: 3,000,000
Too Low for Zero
  • Release Date: June 1983 (UK), May 23, 1983 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #7, US #25
  • Certifications: Platinum (US), Platinum (UK)
  • Singles: "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues," "I'm Still Standing," "Kiss The Bride," "Cold As Christmas (In The Middle Of The Year)," "Crystal"
  • Sales: 6,000,000
Breaking Hearts
  • Release Date: June 1984 (UK), June 1984 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #2, US #20
  • Certifications: Platinum (US), Gold (UK)
  • Singles: "Passengers," "Sad Songs (Say So Much)," "Who Wears These Shoes?," "In Neon," "Breaking Hearts (Ain't What It Used To Be)"
  • Sales: 4,000,000
Ice on Fire
  • Release Date: November 1985 (UK), November 1985 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #3, US #48
  • Certifications: Gold (US), Platinum (UK)
  • Singles: "Nikita", "Wrap Her Up", "Cry To Heaven"
  • Sales: 4,000,000
Leather Jackets
  • Release Date: November 1986 (UK), November 1986 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #24, US #91
  • Certifications: non certified (US), Gold (UK)
  • Singles: "Heartache All Over The World," "Slow Rivers"
  • Sales: 2,000,000
Reg Strikes Back
  • Release Date: June 1988 (UK), June 1988 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #18, US #16
  • Certifications: Gold (US), Silver (UK)
  • Singles: "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That," "A Word In Spanish," "Town Of Plenty"
  • Sales: 4,000,000
Sleeping with the Past
  • Release Date: September 1989 (UK), August 1989 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #1 (5), US #23
  • Certifications: Platinum (US), 3xPlatinum (UK)
  • Singles: "Healing Hands," "Sacrifice," "Club at the End of the Street," "Whispers"
  • Sales: 5,000,000
The One
  • Release Date: June 22, 1992 (UK), June 26, 1992 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #2, US #8
  • Certifications: 2xPlatinum (US), Platinum (UK)
  • Singles: "The One," "The Last Song," "Runaway Train," "Simple Life"
  • Sales: 7,000,000
Duets
  • Release Date: November 1993 (UK), November 30, 1993 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #5, US #25
  • Certifications: Platinum (US), Platinum (UK)
  • Singles: "True Love," "Don't Go Breaking My Heart (with RuPaul)," "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing"
  • Sales: 4,000,000
Made in England
  • Release Date: March 20, 1995 (UK), March 21, 1995 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #3, US #13
  • Certifications: 2xPlatinum (US), Platinum (UK)
  • Singles: "Believe," "Made in England," "Please," "Blessed"
  • Sales: 5,000,000
The Big Picture
  • Release Date: September 22, 1997 (UK), September 23, 1997 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #3, US #9
  • Certifications: 2xPlatinum (US), Platinum (UK)
  • Singles: "Something About The Way You Look Tonight," "Recover Your Soul," "If The River Can Bend"
  • Sales: 6,000,000
Songs from the West Coast
  • Release Date: October 1, 2001 (UK), October 2, 2001 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #2, US #15
  • Certifications: Platinum (US), 2xPlatinum (UK)
  • Singles: "I Want Love," "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore," "Original Sin"
  • Sales: 4,000,000
Peachtree Road
  • Release Date: November 8, 2004 (UK), November 9, 2004 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #21, US #17
  • Certifications: Gold (US), Gold (UK)
  • Singles: "All That I'm Allowed (I'm Thankful)," "Turn The Lights Out When You Leave", "Answer In The Sky"
  • Sales: 2,000,000
The Captain & The Kid
  • Release Date: September 18, 2006 (UK), September 19, 2006 (US)
  • Chart Positions: UK #6 (UK), US #18
  • Certifications: Platinum (US), Platinum (UK)
  • Singles: "The Bridge", "Tinderbox"
  • Sales: 4,000,000

Live albums

Soundtracks, scores & theatre albums

From the vault

Compilations

Tribute albums

DVDs

Hollywood and Broadway

Elton John has undertaken a series of projects in both film and musicals, applying his music writing talent:

Singles

Year Title Album UK
UK Singles Chart
U.S.
Billboard Hot 100
US AC
Billboard A/C
US RnB
Billboard RnB
Canada
1968 "I've Been Loving You" (Elton John/Bernie Taupin) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
1969 "Lady Samantha" (John/Taupin)
1969 "It's Me That You Need" (John/Taupin) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
1970 "Border Song" (John/Taupin) Elton John 92 34
1970 "From Denver To LA" (Francis Lai/Hal Sharper) The Games soundtrack (N/R)
1970 "Rock And Roll Madonna" (John/Taupin) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
1970 "Take Me to the Pilot" (John/Taupin) Elton John (N/R)
1970 "Your Song" (John/Taupin) Elton John 7 8 9 3
1971 "Friends" (John/Taupin) Friends soundtrack 34 17 13
1971 "Levon" (John/Taupin) Madman Across The Water (N/R) 24 6
1972 "Tiny Dancer" (John/Taupin) Madman Across The Water (N/R) 41 35 19
1972 "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)" (John/Taupin) Honky Château 2 6 39 8
1972 "Honky Cat" (John/Taupin) Honky Château 31 8 6 10
1972 "Crocodile Rock" (John/Taupin) Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player 5 1 (3 wks) 11 1 (4 wks)
1973 "Daniel" (John/Taupin) Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player 4 2 1 (2 Wks) 1 (2 wks)
1973 "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" (John/Taupin) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 7 12 12
1973 "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (John/Taupin) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 6 2 7 1 (1)
1973 "Step Into Christmas" (John/Taupin) 24
1974 "Candle in the Wind" (John/Taupin) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 11 (N/R) (n/r) (n/r)
1974 "Bennie and the Jets" (John/Taupin) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 37 (1976) 1 (1 wk) 15 1 (2 wks)
1974 "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (John/Taupin) Caribou 16 2 3 1 (2 wks)
1974 "The Bitch Is Back" (John/Taupin) Caribou 15 4 1 (1 wk)
1974 "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) 10 1 (2 wks) 1 (4 wks)
1975 "Philadelphia Freedom" (John/Taupin) 12 1 (2 wks) 32 1 (2 wks)
1975 "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" (John/Taupin) Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy 22 4 36 2
1975 "Island Girl" (John/Taupin) Rock of the Westies 14 1 (3 wks) 27 4
1976 "Grow Some Funk of Your Own" (John/Davey Johnstone/Taupin) / "I Feel Like A Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford) (John/Taupin) Rock of the Westies 14/flip -/21 8
1976 "Pinball Wizard" (Pete Townshend) Tommy soundtrack 7 (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1976 "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (with Kiki Dee) (John/Taupin as "Ann Orson/Carte Blanche") 1 (6 wks) 1 (4 wks) 1 (1 wk) 1 (3 wks)
1976 "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (John/Taupin) Blue Moves 11 6 1 (1 wk) 3
1977 "Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance!)" (John/Taupin) Blue Moves 28 28 51
1977 "Crazy Water" (John/Taupin) Blue Moves 27 (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1977 "The Goaldigger's Song" (John) (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1978 "Ego" (John/Taupin) 34 34 21
1978 "Part-Time Love" (John/Gary Osborne) A Single Man 15 22 40 13
1978 "Song For Guy" (John) A Single Man 4 110 37
1979 "Are You Ready For Love (Part 1)" (Thom Bell/Leroy Bell/Casey James) The Thom Bell Sessions (EP) 42 (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1979 "Mama Can't Buy You Love" (Leroy Bell/Casey James) The Thom Bell Sessions (EP) (N/R) 9 1 (1 wk) 36 10
1979 "Victim of Love" (Pete Bellotte/Sylvester Levay/Jerry Rix) Victim of Love 31 46
1979 "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry) Victim of Love
1980 "Little Jeannie" (John/Osborne) 21 at 33 33 3 1 (2 wks) 1 (1 wk)
1980 "Sartorial Eloquence (Don't Ya Wanna Play This Game No More?)" (John/Tom Robinson) 21 at 33 44 39 45 57
1980 "Dear God" (John/Osborne) 21 at 33 (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1981 "28th November 1974" (with John Lennon) (EP) ("I Saw Her Standing There" (Lennon/McCartney) , "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" (Lennon) & "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (Lennon/McCartney) - all live) 40 (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1981 "Nobody Wins" (Jean-Paul Dreau/Gary Osborne) The Fox 42 21 23 23
1981 "Just Like Belgium" (John/Taupin) The Fox (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1981 "Chloe" (John/Osborne) The Fox (N/R) 34 16
1981 "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" (with Kiki Dee) (Stevie Wonder/Ivy Hunter) Kiki Dee Perfect Timing (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1982 "Blue Eyes" (John/Osborne) Jump Up! 8 12 1 (2 wks) 5
1982 "Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)" (John/Taupin) Jump Up! 51 13 18 8
1982 "Princess" (John/Osborne) Jump Up! (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1982 "All Quiet on the Western Front" (John/Taupin) Jump Up! (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1982 "Ball & Chain" (John/Osborne) Jump Up! (N/R)
1983 "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" (John/Johnstone/Taupin) Too Low For Zero 5 4 2 9
1983 "I'm Still Standing" (John/Taupin) Too Low For Zero 4 12 28 1 (1 wk)
1983 "Kiss The Bride" (John/Taupin) Too Low For Zero 20 25 37
1983 "Cold As Christmas (In The Middle Of The Year)" (John/Taupin) Too Low For Zero 33 (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1984 "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" (John/Taupin) Breaking Hearts 7 5 2 4
1984 "Passengers" (John/Taupin/Johnstone/Phineas McHize) Breaking Hearts 5 (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1984 "Who Wears These Shoes?" (John/Taupin) Breaking Hearts 50 16 11 36
1984 "In Neon" (John/Taupin) Breaking Hearts (N/R) 38 11 92
1984 "Breaking Hearts (Ain't What It Used To Be)" (John/Taupin) Breaking Hearts 59 (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1985 "Act Of War (Part 1)" (with Millie Jackson) (John/Taupin) Ice on Fire [original cd/cassette version only] 32
1985 "Act Of War (Part 3)" (with Millie Jackson) (John/Taupin)
1985 "Act Of War (Part 5)" (with Millie Jackson) (John/Taupin) (N/R) (n/r)
1985 "Nikita" (John/Taupin) Ice on Fire 3 7 3 2
1985 "Wrap Her Up" (John/Taupin) Ice on Fire 12 20 26
1986 "Cry To Heaven" (John/Taupin) Ice on Fire 47 (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1986 "Heartache All Over the World" (John/Taupin) Leather Jackets 45 55 58
1986 "Slow Rivers" (with Cliff Richard) (John/Taupin) Leather Jackets 44 (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1987 "Flames of Paradise" (with Jennifer Rush) (Bruce Roberts/Andy Goldmark) Jennifer Rush Heart Over Mind 59 36 32 17
1987 "Your Song" [live] (John/Taupin) Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 85 (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1987 "Candle in the Wind" [live] (John/Taupin) Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 5 6 2 5
1988 "Take Me To The Pilot" [live] (John/Taupin) Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (N/R) 37
1988 "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That" (John/Taupin) Reg Strikes Back 30 2 1 (1 wk) 1 (3 wks)
1988 "Town Of Plenty" (John/Taupin) Reg Strikes Back 74 (N/R) (n/r) (N/R)
1988 "A Word In Spanish" (John/Taupin) Reg Strikes Back 91 19 4 10
1988 "Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters (Part 2)" (John/Taupin) Reg Strikes Back (N/R)
1989 "Through the Storm" (with Aretha Franklin) (Albert Hammond/Dianne Warren) Aretha Franklin Through The Storm 41 16 3 17
1989 "Healing Hands" (John/Taupin) Sleeping with the Past 45 13 1 (1 wk)
1989 "Sacrifice" (John/Taupin) Sleeping with the Past 55 18 3
1990 "Club At the End of the Street" (John/Taupin) Sleeping with the Past 47 28 2
1990 "Sacrifice" (John/Taupin) / "Healing Hands" (John/Taupin) Sleeping with the Past 1 (5) (N/R) (n/r)
1990 "You Gotta Love Someone" (John/Taupin) Days of Thunder soundtrack 33 43 1 (5 wks)
1990 "Easier To Walk Away" (John/Taupin) The Very Best Of Elton John + To Be Continued... 63 (N/R) (n/r)
1991 "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (live, with George Michael) (John/Taupin) 1 (2) 1 (1) 1 (2)
1992 "The One" (John/Taupin) The One 10 9 1 (6)
1992 "Runaway Train" (with Eric Clapton) (John/Taupin/Olle Romeo) The One 31 (N/R) (n/r)
1992 "The Last Song" (John/Taupin) The One 21 23 2
1993 "Simple Life" (John/Taupin) The One 44 30 1 (3)
1993 "True Love" (with Kiki Dee) (Cole Porter) Duets 2 56 21
1994 "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (with Ru Paul) (John/Taupin) Duets 7 92
1994 "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" (with Marcella Detroit) (Nickolas Ashford/Valerie Simpson) Duets 24 (N/R) (n/r)
1994 "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" (Elton John/Tim Rice) The Lion King soundtrack 14 4 1 (8)
1994 "Circle of Life" (John/Rice) The Lion King soundtrack 11 18 2
1995 "Believe" (John/Taupin) Made in England 15 13 1 (2)
1995 "Made in England" (John/Taupin) Made in England 18 52 12
1995 "Blessed" (John/Taupin) Made in England (N/R) 34 2
1996 "Please" (John/Taupin) Made in England 33 (N/R) (n/r)
1996 "You Can Make History (Young Again)" (John/Taupin) Love Songs [US version] (N/R) 70 4
1996 "Live Like Horses" (with Luciano Pavarotti) (John/Taupin) 9 (N/R) (n/r)
1997 "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" (John/Taupin) / "Candle in the Wind 1997" (John/Taupin) The Big Picture (except "Candle 1997" non-album) 1 (5) 1 (14)/flip 1 (10)/5
1998 "Recover Your Soul" (John/Taupin) The Big Picture 16 55 5
1998 "If the River Can Bend" (John/Taupin) The Big Picture 32 (N/R) (n/r)
1999 "Written in the Stars" (with LeAnn Rimes) (John/Rice) Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida 10 29 2
1999 "A Step Too Far" (John/Rice) Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (n/r) 15
2000 "Someday Out Of The Blue (Theme From El Dorado)" (John/Rice/Patrick Leonard) The Road to El Dorado soundtrack (N/R) 49 5
2000 "Friends Never Say Goodbye" (John/Rice/Patrick Leonard) The Road to El Dorado soundtrack (N/R) 21
2001 "I Want Love" (John/Taupin) Songs From the West Coast 9 110 6
2002 "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" (John/Taupin) Songs From the West Coast 24 10
2002 "Original Sin" (John/Taupin) Songs From the West Coast 39 18
2002 "Your Song" (with Alessandro Safina) (John/Taupin) 4
2002 "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" (with Blue) (John/Taupin) Blue One Love 1
2003 "Are You Ready For Love" [remix] (Bell/Bell/James) 1 (1) N/R (N/R)
2003 "The Heart of Every Girl" (John/Taupin) Mona Lisa Smile Soundtrack 24
2004 "All That I'm Allowed (I'm Thankful)" (John/Taupin) Peachtree Road 20 24
2005 "Turn the Lights Out When You Leave" (John/Taupin) Peachtree Road 32
2005 "Answer in the Sky"

(John/Taupin)

Peachtree Road 7
2005 "Electricity" (John/Lee Hall) Peachtree Road [collector's edition] 4 N/R
2006 "The Bridge" (John/Taupin) The Captain & The Kid (N/R) 19
2006 "Tinderbox" (John/Taupin) The Captain & The Kid (N/R)
2007 "Rocket Man" [reissue] (John/Taupin) Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits 62