Elton John – Your Song

“Your Song” is a ballad composed and performed by English musician Elton John with lyrics by his longtime collaborator, Bernie Taupin. It originally appeared on John’s self-titled second album (1970).
The song was released in the United States in October 1970 as the B-side to “Take Me to the Pilot”. Both received airplay, but “Your Song” was preferred by disc jockeys and replaced “Take Me to the Pilot” as the A-side, eventually making the top ten in several countries.
“Your Song” was first released by Three Dog Night in March 1970 on the album It Ain’t Easy. Elton was an opening act for them at the time and let them record it. They did not release it as a single as they wanted to let Elton, as an upcoming artist, have a go with it.
In 1998, “Your Song” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004 the song was placed at number 137 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”, as well as in its 2010 list.

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