Elton John videography

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The videography of Elton John consists of 124 music videos and 17 video albums. Since 1970, John has continually released promotional music videos, beginning with "Your Song" and only sporadically releasing videos thereafter. It was not until Visions in 1981, a release that included music videos of every song from his album The Fox, as well as the rise of MTV, that he began to release videos more frequently. He had usually appeared in his music videos, but after 2001, John began appearing less and less in his own videos, sometimes opting to have other actors, such famous names as Justin Timberlake ("This Train Don't Stop There Anymore") and Robert Downey, Jr. ("I Want Love"), lip-synch the lyrics.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Album Director
1970 "Your Song" Elton John
1971 "Take Me To The Pilot" GTK Australia
1972 "Crocodile Rock" Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
1973 "Step into Christmas" Non-album single
1976 "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word" Blue Moves
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (with Kiki Dee) Non-album single Mike Mansfield
1978 "Ego" Michael Lindsay-Hogg
"Part-Time Love" A Single Man
"Song for Guy" Bruce Gowers
1979 "Are You Ready For Love" The Thom Bell Sessions
1980 "Les Aveux" (with France Gall) Non-album single
"Donner Pour Donner" (with France Gall) B-Side of "Les Aveux"
"Little Jeannie" 21 at 33
"Sartorial Eloquence (Don't Ya Wanna Play This Game No More?)"
"Chasing The Crown"
1981 "Breaking Down Barriers" The Fox Russell Mulcahy
"Heart in the Right Place"
"Just Like Belgium"
"Nobody Wins"
"Fascist Faces"
"Carla/Etude"
"Fanfare"
"Chloe"
"Heels of the Wind"
"Elton's Song"
"The Fox"
"Je Veux De La Tendresse" B-Side of "Nobody Wins"
1982 "Blue Eyes" Jump Up! Stephen Priest
"Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)"
"Ball and Chain"
1983 "I'm Still Standing" Too Low for Zero Russell Mulcahy
"I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
"Kiss the Bride" Godley & Creme
1984 "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" Breaking Hearts Russell Mulcahy
"Passengers" Simon Milne
"Who Wears These Shoes?" Just Jaeckin
"In Neon" Bernie Taupin
1985 "Act of War" (with Millie Jackson) Ice on Fire Russell Mulcahy
"Nikita" Ken Russell
"Wrap Her Up" Russell Mulcahy
"Cry to Heaven" Ken Russell
"That's What Friends Are For" (with Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder & Gladys Knight) Friends John House
1986 "Heartache All Over the World" Leather Jackets Mike Brady
"Paris"
"Slow Rivers" (with Cliff Richard)
1987 "Flames of Paradise" (with Jennifer Rush) Heart over Mind Nick Morris
"Candle in the Wind" (with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) Live in Australia Mark Fitzgerald
1988 "I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That" Reg Strikes Back Russell Mulcahy
"Town of Plenty"
"A Word in Spanish"
1989 "Healing Hands" Sleeping with the Past Russell Mulcahy
"Sacrifice" Alek Keshishian
"Club at the End of the Street" Derek Hayes
"Whispers"
1990 "You Gotta Love Someone" The Very Best of Elton John Andy Morahan
"Easier to Walk Away"
1991 "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (with George Michael) Duets Andy Morahan
1992 "The One" The One Russell Mulcahy
"Runaway Train" (with Eric Clapton) Denise Thorne
"The Last Song" Gus Van Sant
"Simple Life" Russell Mulcahy
1993 "True Love" (with Kiki Dee) Duets Vadim Jean
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (with RuPaul) Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (with RuPaul) - Remix Video
"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" (with Marcella Detroit) Rainer Thieding
1994 "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" The Lion King Matthew Amos
"Circle of Life" Richard Baskin
1995 "Believe" Made in England Marcus Nispel
"Made in England" Howard Greenhalgh
"Blessed" David Vital-Durand and Raphaël Vital-Durand
"Please" Howard Greenhalgh
1996 "You Can Make History (Young Again)" Love Songs David Dobkin
"Live Like Horses" (with Luciano Pavarotti) - Single Version The Big Picture Federico Brugia
"Live Like Horses" (with Luciano Pavarotti) - Original Video Peter Demetris
1997 "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" Tim Royes
"Recover Your Soul" Marcus Nispel
1999 "Written in the Stars" (with LeAnn Rimes) Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida Harvey Bertram-Brown and Carolyn Corben
2000 "Someday Out of the Blue (Theme From El Dorado)" The Road to El Dorado soundtrack Joseph Kahn and Bibo Bergeron
2001 "I Want Love" Songs from the West Coast Sam Taylor-Wood
"This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" David LaChapelle
"Original Sin"
"Original Sin" - Dan-O-Rama Video Remix Dan-O-Rama
2002 "Your Song" (with Alessandro Safina) Non-album single Tom Bird
"Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word" (Blue featuring Elton John) One Love' Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini
2003 "Are You Ready for Love" '03 (Ashley Beedle mix) Non-album single Kate Dawkins
"The Heart of Every Girl" Mona Lisa Smile soundtrack Nigel Dick
2004 "Answer in the Sky" Peachtree Road David LaChapelle
"All That I'm Allowed (I'm Thankful)"
"Turn the Lights Out When You Leave" Sam Taylor-Wood
2005 "Electricity" Billy Elliot the Musical Stephen Daldry
"Electricity" - More Liam Version
2006 "Tinderbox" The Captain & the Kid Julian Gibbs and Julian House
2008 "Joseph, Better You than Me" (with The Killers & Neil Tennant) Non-album single Daniel Drysdale and Tyler Trautman
2010 "If It Wasn't For Bad" (with Leon Russell) The Union Paul McKeown and One Hand Clapping
2012 "Sad" (vs Pnau) Good Morning to the Night Julian House
2013 "Home Again" The Diving Board Brent Bonacorso
"Home Again" - Lyric Video
"Oceans Away" - Lyric Video
"Mexican Vacation (Kids In The Candlelight)"
2014 "Save Rock and Roll" (with Fall Out Boy) Save Rock and Roll Adam Donald and Andrew Zaeh
"Harmony" Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Tam Johnstone
2015 "Oceans Away" The Diving Board Toby Wosskow and Colin Bates
"Looking Up" Wonderful Crazy Night Joe Marshall
2016 "Blue Wonderful" Thibaut Duverneix
"In The Name Of You" Rob Chandler
"A Good Heart" Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen
2017 "Two Fingers Of Whiskey" (with Jack White) The American Epic Sessions Bernard MacMahon
"Bennie and the Jets" Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Jack Whiteley & Laura Brownhill
"Tiny Dancer" Madman Across The Water Max Weiland
"Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)" Honky Château Majid Adin and Stephen McNally
2019 "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" (with Taron Egerton) Rocketman Soundtrack Kii Arens
"Never Too Late" - Lyric Video The Lion King 2019 Jon Favreau

David LaChapelle's the Red Piano Music Videos[edit]

Videos directed by photographer David LaChapelle for Elton John's the Red Piano stage at the Colosseum Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

Year Title Original year Original album
2004 "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)" 1972 Honky Château
"Daniel" 1973 Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
"Candle in the Wind" Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
"Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"
"The Bitch Is Back" 1974 Caribou
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
"Philadelphia Freedom" 1975 Non-album single
"Pinball Wizard"
"I'm Still Standing" 1983 Too Low For Zero
"I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues"
"Believe" 1995 Made in England
2006 "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" 1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" 1975 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

Video albums[edit]

Title Album details
To Russia with Elton
  • Released: 1979
  • Formats: VHS, laserdisc, DVD (2004)
Live In Central Park
  • Released: 1980
  • Formats: VHS, laserdisc
Visions
  • Released: 1982
  • Formats: VHS, laserdisc
The Videosingles
  • Released: 1983
  • Format: VHS
The Night Time Concert
  • Released: 1984
  • Formats: VHS, laserdisc
The Breaking Hearts Tour
  • Released: 1985
  • Formats: VHS, laserdisc
Live in Australia
  • Released: 6 July 1987
  • Formats: VHS, laserdisc
The Very Best of Elton John
  • Released: 1 October 1990
  • Formats: VHS, laserdisc, DVD (2000)
Live in Barcelona
  • Released: 1992
  • Formats: VHS, laserdisc, DVD (2000)
The Last Song Video Single
  • Released: 1993
  • Format: VHS
Love Songs
  • Released: 6 November 1996
  • Formats: VHS, DVD (2000)
An Audience With Elton John
  • Released: 1997
  • Format: VHS
One Night Only: The Greatest Hits Live at Madison Square Garden
  • Released: 2000
  • Format: DVD
Dream Ticket
  • Released: 2004
  • Format: DVD
Elton 60 – Live at Madison Square Garden
  • Released: 2 October 2007
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
The Red Piano
  • Released: 2008
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
The Million Dollar Piano
  • Released: 1 July 2014
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray

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