Elton John discography
|Elton John discography|
Elton John on stage in July 2008
The albums discography of Elton John consists of 33 studio albums, 5 live albums, 7 soundtrack albums, 16 compilation albums and 3 extended plays, as well as 2 other albums. John has sold more than 300 million records worldwide.
The singles discography consists of 128 official singles and 17 as featured artist, as well as 40 other non-single guest appearances. Across his career, John has yielded 57 top 40 hits in the United States, only second to Elvis Presley in total, with 27 of those hitting the top ten and 9 achieving number-one. In his native United Kingdom, he has accumulated 71 top 40 singles, including 33 top tens and 8 number-ones. In 1997, John released the double A-side single "Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997" in dedication to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. It subsequently hit number-one in every country that it charted in and became the biggest selling single of all-time since the UK and US charts began in the 1950s, with sales of 33 million. John has sold 100 million singles worldwide.
Elton John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and, with Bernie Taupin, into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992). In 2013 John and Taupin received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008 John was ranked the 3rd most successful artist on Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists, making him the most successful solo male. He is ranked 6th artist with most weeks at No. 1, 6th artist with most Hot 100 hits, 10th artist with most No. 1 records, and 2nd artist with most No. 1 records in the '70s, among others. His 1997 single "Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight" spent 14 weeks at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and according to the Recording Industry Association of America, with certified sales it is "the best-selling single of all time". The Guinness World Records 2009 states that the song is "the biggest-selling single since UK and US singles charts began in the 1950s, having accumulated worldwide sales of 33 million copies" and is the best-selling single worldwide of all time. John's most successful studio album is his seventh studio album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which has sold over 31 million copies worldwide.
In July 2013, as John's single "Home Again" entered Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, Elton John extended his own record for most adult contemporary hits (69 entries in the chart's 52-year history). In March 2014 John's single "Can't Stay Alone Tonight" entered Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, making the record of 70 AC Chart hits.
|Title||Release date||Album type|
|Empty Sky||6 June 1969||Studio|
|Elton John||10 April 1970||Studio|
|Tumbleweed Connection||30 October 1970||Studio|
|17-11-70||12 March 1971||Live|
|Friends||24 March 1971||Soundtrack|
|Madman Across the Water||5 November 1971||Studio|
|Honky Château||19 May 1972||Studio|
|Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player||22 January 1973||Studio|
|Goodbye Yellow Brick Road||5 October 1973||Studio|
|Caribou||28 June 1974||Studio|
|Elton John's Greatest Hits||8 November 1974||Compilation|
|Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy||19 May 1975||Studio|
|Rock of the Westies||24 October 1975||Studio|
|Here and There||30 April 1976||Live|
|Blue Moves||22 October 1976||Studio|
|Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume II||13 September 1977||Compilation|
|A Single Man||1 October 1978||Studio|
|The Thom Bell Sessions||June 1979||EP|
|Victim of Love||13 October 1979||Studio|
|Lady Samantha||1 March 1980||Compilation|
|21 at 33||13 May 1980||Studio|
|The Very Best of Elton John||18 October 1980||Compilation|
|The Fox||20 May 1981||Studio|
|Jump Up!||9 April 1982||Studio|
|Love Songs||29 October 1982||Compilation|
|Too Low for Zero||14 October 1983||Studio|
|The Superior Sound of Elton John (1970–1975)||1983/1984||Compilation|
|Breaking Hearts||9 July 1984||Studio|
|Your Songs||14 July 1985||Compilation|
|Ice on Fire||7 November 1985||Studio|
|Leather Jackets||15 October 1986||Studio|
|Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra||13 June 1987||Live|
|Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume III||12 November 1987||Compilation|
|Reg Strikes Back||24 June 1988||Studio|
|The Complete Thom Bell Sessions||February 1989||Studio|
|Sleeping with the Past||29 August 1989||Studio|
|The Very Best of Elton John||1 October 1990||Compilation|
|To Be Continued...||8 November 1990||Compilation|
|The One||23 June 1992||Studio|
|Rare Masters||20 October 1992||Compilation|
|Greatest Hits 1976–1986||3 November 1992||Compilation|
|Duets||22 November 1993||Studio|
|The Lion King||31 May 1994||Soundtrack|
|Chartbusters Go Pop||1994||Compilation|
|Made in England||17 March 1995||Studio|
|Love Songs||6 November 1995||Compilation|
|The Big Picture||22 September 1997||Studio|
|Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida||22 March 1999||Soundtrack|
|The Muse||24 August 1999||Soundtrack|
|The Road to El Dorado||14 March 2000||Soundtrack|
|One Night Only – The Greatest Hits||21 November 2000||Live|
|Songs from the West Coast||1 October 2001||Studio|
|Greatest Hits 1970–2002||11 November 2002||Compilation|
|Peachtree Road||7 November 2004||Studio|
|Billy Elliot the Musical||7 February 2006||Soundtrack|
|The Captain & the Kid||15 September 2006||Studio|
|Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits||26 March 2007||Compilation|
|The Union (with Leon Russell)||19 October 2010||Studio|
|Gnomeo & Juliet||8 February 2011||Soundtrack|
|The Diving Board||16 September 2013||Studio|
|Wonderful Crazy Night||5 February 2016||Studio|
|Diamonds||10 November 2017||Compilation|
|Live From Moscow||24 January 2020||Live|
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- Songwriters Hall of Fame
- List of artists who reached number one in the United States
- List of best-selling singles
- List of million-selling singles in the United Kingdom
- List of best-selling singles in the United States
- "Elton John". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
- "Sir Elton John adds an extra date to his tour - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
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- Guinness Book of Records. 2009. pp. 14, 15, 169. ISBN 1-904994-37-7.
- "Billboard Hot 100 Chart 50th Anniversary". Billboard. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
- "RIAA News Room – The American Recording Industry Announces its Artists of the Century – Nov 10, 1999". Recording Industry Association of America website. RIAA. 10 November 1999. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
'Candle In The Wind 1997' soon surpassed Bing Crosby’s 'White Christmas' to become the best-selling single of all time.(certified sales)
- Elton John: Biography | Rolling Stone Music Rolling Stone "Candle in the Wind 1997", easily became the all-time highest-certified single".
- Guinness Book of Records 2009 states that "Candle in the Wind 1997" is the "best-selling single since charts began"; however, not of all time. Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" is still recognized as the best selling single of all time, but since it was released prior to the start of many charts, its sales prior to the 1950s are estimated. John's 1997 song has sold the most copies when looking at copies sold since charts began, as verified in Guinness World Records. ISBN 1-904994-37-7. See also: Guinness Book of Records, 2009 Edition, pages 14, 15 & 169 "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Guinness Book of Records, 2007 Edition, page 187 Archived 15 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- "Goodbye yellow brick road". soundsound. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
- "Father figure and number one fan". smh. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
- "Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 15 July 2013.