In 2017, Elton John and Bernie Taupin will celebrate a rather stunning achievement: 50 years working together as a songwriting team. Sir Elton John has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967. They have collaborated on more than 30 albums and sold more than 300 million records, making Elton one of the best-selling music artists in the world. They have more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 U.S. albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles. Their 1997 single “Candle in the Wind” sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and U.S. singles charts.
For anyone who’s ever owned a radio, songs like; Your Song Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Daniel, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, Crocodile Rock, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues, Nikita, Daniel, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word and The One have been masterfully etched into our hearts. keys and hope.” – Sir Elton John