Dear God (Elton John song)

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"Dear God"
Single by Elton John
from the album 21 at 33
B-side "Tactics"
"Steal Away Child"
"Love So Cold"
Released 14 November 1980
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:45
Label The Rocket Record Company
Writer(s) Elton John, Gary Osborne
Producer(s) Elton John, Clive Franks
Elton John singles chronology
"Sartorial Eloquence (Don't Ya Wanna Play This Game No More?)"
(1980)
"Dear God"
(1980)
"Les Aveux / Donner Pour Donner"
(1981)

"Dear God" is a song by Elton John with lyrics by Gary Osborne. It's the sixth track on his 1980 album, 21 at 33. It is the shortest track on the album, and when released as a single, it failed to break any major charts. It did, however, reach No. 82 on the Australian singles chart.

It was originally intended to be released with only the one B-side, "Tactics", but the actual release came as a double-disc set, with the other disc being "Steal Away Child" and "Love So Cold"; two tracks that were later used as b-sides for the Breaking Hearts album, and have yet to surface on a CD release.

Like many Elton John songs previously, this song benefited from backing vocals from The Beach Boys, Toni Tennille and Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits.

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