Elton John has been a music mega star for about 45 years now and his catalog rivals just about any other artist in terms of its depth and success. His songs by this point in time have become iconic and are used constantly in movies and on television. In short, Elton John is a legend. His songwriting ability and use of the piano have created so many memorable songs it becomes hard to narrow them down. For this list, I ended up with 40 tracks that I consider his best songs ever. There may be others out there that could be mentioned but this is a really good place to start.

1. Rocket Man

2. Crocodile Rock

3. Tiny Dancer

4. Your Song

5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight

6. Levon

7. I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues

8. I’m Still Standing

9. Funeral for a Friend

10. Bennie and the Jets

11. Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me

12. Saturday Night’s Alright

13. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

14. Candle in the Wind

15. Daniel

16. Madman Across the Water

17. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

18. Sacrifice

19. Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

20. Sad Songs

21. Philadelphia Freedom

22. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

23. Little Jeannie

24. I Don’t Wanna Go On with You Like That

25. Take Me to the Pilot

26. Something About the Way You Look Tonight

27. Circle of Life

28. Empty Garden

29. Honky Cat

30. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

31. Island Girl

32. Friends

33. The One

34. Home Again

35. Blue Eyes

36. Blessed

37. Mama Can’t Buy You Love

38. The Last Song

39. Harmony

40. Elderberry Wine