Talk:Tiny Dancer

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Removed OR. A link to a google search and a mail-order site are hardly reliable sources. 21:18, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

possible addition[edit]

do you think that we should add that it's the last track on "Edit Music for A Film" by UNKLE?

possible addition #2[edit]

the version of "ironoc & chipmunk" appered in the movie street dance


Why does the user "Everything counts" keep removing references of this song in the WKRP episode? The song appeared in the episode and there is no disputing that so I am not sure why he keeps removing it.

Tiny Dancer also appears on WKRP in Cincinnati, Season 2, Episode 17: The Americanization of Ivan. The character Ivan, a Russian visitor who wishes to defect to the United States with the help of the radio station employees says to both Bailey Quarters and Les Nessman, "Hold me closer tiny dancer." The song also plays at the end of the episode. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:45, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Marco Demark[edit]

Can't believe the article doesn't mention the latest version of the song. It was a hit in the UK earlier this year by Marco Demark-- (talk) 23:40, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Elton John - Madman Across the Water.jpg[edit]

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Why is there the personal on the Ben Folds cover?[edit]

But not the original Elton John Version? The whole Ben Folds part is too long, all it needs is a quick mention not half of the page —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:03, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

agree, and changed — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:56, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

I agree with this - but still think that Ben Folds' Five has a section that is way too big on the article. I don't understand why that's the one (actually just noticed Tim McGraw's addition as well, but it still seems out of place) cover of the song that they provide full LP info for... It seems inconsistent and silly.

I think both the fucking ben folds and tim mcgraw bullshit should be removed. i don't think any fucking GREAT artist like Elton should have his singles' wiki pages full of wankers. someone remove it... thanks - gagan

That's not how Wikipedia works. This isn't about only one song being allowed per article; this is an encyclopedia, and all information needs to be covered. Also, tone down the insults and keep it civil. Referring to things that you personally don't like as "bullshit" or people you don't agree with as "tools" is uncalled for and will result in a ban.--Gen. Quon (Talk) 20:31, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

it is inarguable you're trying to improve the exposure lesser-known bands, whose musical merits are FAR inferior to Elton John's. That is not how music works. I have never ever seen someone post cover art of covering artists' album. it is unheard of and rude. it is the only page for which i have ever seen this, and clearly it is your prerogative to promote Ben Folds and other horrible bands. The bottom line is that Elton John is a LEGEND, and I think what you're doing is no different than someone posting cover art for a boyband cover of a Beatles song; you would be eviscerated if you did something like that for a Beatles single, and I don't see why such evisceration should be spared when you're insulting arguably one of the best musicians in the past 50 years. Do not argue about whether this is an encyclopedia, argue the merit for why the cover art of inferior artists whose musical merit is far far far below that of the ORIGINAL artist. You can't, because you know they are inferior. instead you're using a BS "freedom of information" argument to ruin the appeal of a great song. No one covers a song better than the original artist. For example: Oasis' cover of Street Fighting Man is unbelievable, but I would NEVER EVER go to the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man" single page and post Oasis' cover art, even though their merit is much closer to the Stones than Ben Folds is to Elton John. If you want to argue, let's argue. Don't go running and telling on me because I"m removing edits that are not worthy. Deal with it, that's life kiddo. Stop blasting Ben Folds in your boombox and learn about *real* music. - signed by someone who gives an EFF about preserving the greatness of humanity. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:30, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

On my cell phone, the Bens Fold and Tim McGraw infoboxes show up first. Anyone else seeing this on their phone? And if so, is there a way to rearrange them so that Johns' infobox lists first on the phone? Aristophanes68 (talk) 02:06, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

A legacy of bathroom reading[edit]

The song has provided the titles of at least two books - "Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza: And Other Misheard Lyrics", a catalog of mondegreens by Charles Grosvenor, and "Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?: Music's Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed" by Gavin Edwards. Asat (talk) 13:16, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Alleged Billy Joel connection.[edit]

I think this is pure speculation, and doesn't belong here. I have never heard of this, there is no reference to back it up, and is just the assertion of the person who added it. Everyone I have ever known thought (rightly so) that the "piano man" referred to Elton John. I vote for deletion of this spurious "fact." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gil gosseyn (talkcontribs) 03:16, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

With no reaction, and advice from another WP editor of WP:BRD, I deleted the entry. Gil gosseyn (talk) 05:11, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Tiny Dancer/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Page cites the song was written for at-time Bernie Taupin's fiance'. However, there are many posts about it being generalized about the women of Los Angeles when Bernie and Elton travelled there. I would then dare say the claim should be under dispute. Marcisikoff (talk) 17:28, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Last edited at 17:28, 17 November 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 08:52, 30 April 2016 (UTC)