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An extensive discography of English musician/singer-songwriter Elton John.

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

This list includes the 29 studio albums released by Elton John along with their chart positions around the world, certifications and worldwide sales. The release dates shown are from the United Kingdom. [1]

Date Album UK U.S. AUS DE FR IT JP CA NO CH SE RIAA Certification[2] BPI Certification Worldwide Sales
3 June </br> 1969 Empty Sky - 6
(1975)
- - - - - 30
(1975)
- - - 500,000
10 April </br> 1970 Elton John 11 4 2 - - - 40 4 - - - Gold 3,000,000
30 October </br> 1970 Tumbleweed Connection 2 5 4 - - - 30 4 - - - Platinum 3,000,000
5 Nov. </br> 1971 Madman Across the Water 41 8 8 - - 14 13 13 - - - 2x Multi-Platinum 3,000,000
19 May </br> 1972 Honky Château 2 1 4 43 - 5 21 3 8 - - Platinum Platinum 7,000,000
22 January </br> 1973 Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player 1 1 1 16 - 1 4 1 1 - - 3x Multi-Platinum 2x Multi-Platinum 8,000,000
5 October </br> 1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1 1 1 41 - 5 22 1 5 - - 7x Multi-Platinum 3x Multi-Platinum 16,000,000
28 June </br> 1974 Caribou 1 1 1 30 - 8 20 1 6 - - 2x Multi-Platinum Platinum 6,000,000
23 May </br> 1975 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy 2 1 1 22 5 12 20 1 2 - - 3x Multi-Platinum Gold 8,000,000
4 October </br> 1975 Rock of the Westies 5 1 4 33 - 16 47 1 6 - 6 Platinum Gold 6,000,000
22 October </br> 1976 Blue Moves 3 3 8 39 12 9 53 5 5 - 12 Platinum Gold 4,000,000
10 October </br> 1978 A Single Man 8 15 8 17 12 - 74 12 4 - 26 Platinum Platinum 4,000,000
13 October </br> 1979 Victim of Love 41 35 20 - - - - 28 18 - - 1,000,000
13 May </br> 1980 21 at 33 12 13 7 21 10 25 56 10 6 - 16 Gold Gold 2,000,000
20 May </br> 1981 The Fox 12 21 2 34 10 - - 43 5 - 25 Silver 2,000,000
9 April </br> 1982 Jump Up! 13 17 3 47 12 - - 19 3 - 15 Gold Silver 3,000,000
June </br> 1983 Too Low for Zero 7 25 2 5 11 - 71 17 6 6 30 Platinum 2x Multi-Platinum 6,000,000
June </br> 1984 Breaking Hearts 2 20 1 5 - - 54 10 7 1 11 Platinum Gold 4,000,000
Nov. </br> 1985 Ice on Fire 3 48 6 5 - - - 49 2 2 16 Gold Platinum 4,000,000
Nov. </br> 1986 Leather Jackets 24 91 4 21 - - - 38 12 13 31 Gold 2,000,000
June </br> 1988 Reg Strikes Back 18 16 13 18 - 3 - 6 8 5 18 Gold Silver 4,000,000
Sept. </br> 1989 Sleeping with the Past 1 23 2 9 2 6 - 30 7 1 23 Platinum 3x Multi-Platinum 6,000,000
22 June </br> 1992 The One 2 8 2 1 1 1 35 7 2 1 8 2x Multi-Platinum Gold 7,000,000
Nov. </br> 1993 Duets 5 25 12 10 - 3 38 14 3 3 23 Platinum Platinum 4,000,000
20 March </br> 1995 Made in England 3 13 6 4 2 4 13 3 3 1 8 Platinum Gold 4,000,000
22 Sept. </br> 1997 The Big Picture 3 9 5 8 - 1 19 14 2 1 2 Platinum Platinum 4,000,000
1 October </br> 2001 Songs from the West Coast 2 15 7 14 19 3 68 9 2 7 8 Gold 2x Multi-Platinum 3,000,000
8 Nov. </br> 2004 Peachtree Road 21 17 44 31 62 25 168 11 16 11 38 Gold Gold 2,000,000
18 Sept. </br> 2006 The Captain & The Kid 6 18 37 25 56 ? 171 ? 10 10 27 3,500,000
2009 TBA

Live albumsEdit

Year Album UK U.S. AUS DE FR IT JP CA NO CH SE RIAA Certification[2] BPI Certification Worldwide Sales
1971 17-11-70 20 11 20 - - - - 10 - - - 500,000
1976 Here and There 6 4 11 - - - - 13 19 - 30 Platinum Silver 2,000,000
1987 Elton John live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 43 24 5 - - - - 43 - 9 - Platinum 3,000,000
2000 Elton John One Night Only - The Greatest Hits 7 65 32 - - 20 - - 14 12 16 Gold Platinum 2,000,000

Soundtracks, scores & theatre albumsEdit

Year Album UK U.S. AUS DE FR IT JP CA NO CH SE RIAA Certification[2] BPI Certification Worldwide Sales
1971 Friends - 36 19 - - - - 17 - - - Gold 500,000
1994 The Lion King 4 1 3 7 - - 12 1 - 1 4 10x Multi-Platinum Platinum 15,000,000
1998 Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida 29 41 - - 24 - - - 12 13 - Gold 2,000,000
1999 The Muse - - - - - - - - - - -
2000 The Road to El Dorado - 63 - - - - - - - - - 1,000,000
2005 Billy Elliot The Musical - - - - - - - - - - -
2006 Lestat: The Musical - - - - - - - - - - -

CompilationsEdit

Year Album UK U.S. AUS DE FR IT JP CA NO CH SE RIAA Certification[2] BPI Certification Worldwide Sales
1974 Elton John's Greatest Hits 1 1 1 43 - - - 1 - - - 16x Multi-Platinum Multi-Platinum 24,000,000
1977 Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume II 6 21 46 - - - - 6 - - - 5x Multi-Platinum Gold 8,000,000
1980 Lady Samantha 56 - 74 - - - - - - - -
1980 Elton John's Milestones - - - - - - - - - - -
1985 Your Songs - - - 1 - - - - - - - Gold 1,000,000
1987 Elton John's Greatest Hits Vol. 3 - 84 - - - - - 33 - - - 2x Multi-Platinum 2,000,000
1990 To Be Continued - 82 - - - - - 21 - - - Platinum 1,000,000
1990 The Very Best of Elton John 1 - 1 2 1 1 - - 1 1 1 9x Multi-Platinum 15,000,000
1992 Rare Masters - - - - - - - - - - - 500,000
1992 Elton John's Greatest Hits 1976-1986 - - - - - - - - - - - 2x Multi-Platinum 2,000,000
1996 Love Songs 4 24 7 7 - 2 12 10 1 2 2 3x Multi-Platinum 4x Multi-Platinum 11,000,000
2002 Greatest Hits 1970-2002 3 12 6 19 3 13 45 18 6 12 12 3x Multi-Platinum 4x Multi-Platinum 7,000,000
2005 Elton John's Christmas Party - - - - - - - - - - -
2007 Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits 2 9 10 47 - - - 8 3 13 6 Gold Gold 1,000,000

From the vaultEdit

Tribute albumsEdit

DVDsEdit

Hollywood and BroadwayEdit

Elton John has undertaken a series of projects in both film and musicals, applying his music writing talent:

SinglesEdit

1960s and 70sEdit

Year Title Album UK AUS CAN U.S. U.S. A/C U.S. R&B GER RIAA Certification[3]
1968 "I've Been Loving You" (Elton John/Bernie Taupin)
1969 "Lady Samantha" (John/Taupin)
"It's Me That You Need" (John/Taupin)
1970 "Border Song" (John/Taupin) Elton John 34 92
"Rock n' Roll Madonna" (John/Taupin)
"From Denver to L.A." (Francis Lai/Hal Sharper) The Games soundtrack
"Take Me to the Pilot" (John/Taupin) Elton John
"Your Song" (John/Taupin) 7 11 3 8 9
1971 "Friends" (John/Taupin) Friends soundtrack 96 13 34 17
"Levon" (John/Taupin) Madman Across The Water 94 6 24
1972 "Tiny Dancer" (John/Taupin) 13 19 41 35 Gold
"Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)" (John/Taupin) Honky Château 2 13 8 6 39 18
"Honky Cat" (John/Taupin) 31 78 10 8 6 41
"Crocodile Rock" (John/Taupin) Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player 5 2 1 1 11 3 Platinum
1973 "Daniel" (John/Taupin) 4 7 1 2 1 27 Gold
"Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" (John/Taupin) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 7 31 12 12 44
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (John/Taupin) 6 3 1 2 7 49 Platinum
"Step into Christmas" (John/Taupin) 24
1974 "Candle in the Wind" (John/Taupin) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 11 5
"Bennie and the Jets" (John/Taupin) 37 (1976) 5 1 1 15 Platinum
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (John/Taupin) Caribou 16 13 1 2 3 Gold
"The Bitch is Back" (John/Taupin) 15 53 1 4 Gold
"Cold Highway" (John/Taupin)
B-side to "The Bitch Is Back"
53
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) 10 3 1 1 31 Gold
1975 "Philadelphia Freedom" (John/Taupin) 12 4 1 1 32 50 Platinum
"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" (John/Taupin) Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy 22 54 2 4 36 Gold
"Island Girl" (John/Taupin) Rock of the Westies 14 12 4 1 27 42 Platinum
1976 "Grow Some Funk of Your Own" (John/Davey Johnstone/Taupin) 8 14
"I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)" (John/Taupin)
<b> B-side of "Grow Some Funk of Your Own"
8 14 21
"Pinball Wizard" (Pete Townshend) Tommy soundtrack 7 88
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (with Kiki Dee) (John/Taupin as "Ann Orson/Carte Blanche") 1 1 1 1 1 5 Gold
"Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (John/Taupin) Blue Moves 11 19 3 6 1 29 Gold
1977 "Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance!)" (John/Taupin) 28 72 51 28
"Crazy Water" (John/Taupin) 27
"The Goaldigger's Song" (John)
<b> Limited release; reportedly only 500 copies pressed.
1978 "Ego" (John/Taupin) 34 40 21 34
"Part-Time Love" (John/Gary Osborne) A Single Man 15 12 13 22 40 40
"Song for Guy" (John) 4 12 110 37 22
1979 "Are You Ready for Love" (Thom Bell/Leroy Bell/Casey James) The Thom Bell Sessions (EP) 42 63
"Mama Can't Buy You Love" (Leroy Bell/Casey James) (N/R) 9 10 9 1 36 Gold
"Victim of Love" (Pete Bellotte/Sylvester Levay/Jerry Rix) Victim of Love 38 46 31
"Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry)

1980sEdit

Year Title Album UK AUS CAN U.S. U.S. A/C U.S. R&B GER RIAA </br>Certification[3]
1980 "Little Jeannie" (John/Osborne) 21 at 33 33 9 1 3 1 23 Gold
"Sartorial Eloquence (Don't Ya Wanna Play This Game No More?)" (John/Tom Robinson) 44 91 57 39 45
"Dear God" (John/Osborne) 82 (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
1981 "28 November 1974" (with John Lennon) (EP) ("I Saw Her Standing There" (Lennon/McCartney) , "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" (Lennon) & "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (Lennon/McCartney) - all live) 40 81 (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
"Nobody Wins" (Jean-Paul Dreau/Gary Osborne) The Fox 42 46 23 21 23 43
"Just Like Belgium" (John/Taupin) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
"Chloe" (John/Osborne) (N/R) (N/R) 34 34
"Loving You is Sweeter than Ever" (with Kiki Dee) (Stevie Wonder/Ivy Hunter) Kiki Dee: Perfect Timing (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
1982 "Blue Eyes" (John/Osborne) Jump Up! 8 16 5 12 1 51
"Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)" (John/Taupin) 51 63 8 13 18
"Ball and Chain" (John/Osborne) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
"All Quiet on the Western Front" (John/Taupin) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
1983 "I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues" (John/Johnstone/Taupin) Too Low For Zero 5 4 9 4 2 22
"I'm Still Standing" (John/Taupin) 4 3 1 12 28 10
"Kiss the Bride" (John/Taupin) 20 25 37 25 58
"Cold as Christmas (In the Middle of the Year)" (John/Taupin) 33 52 (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
1984 "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" (John/Taupin) Breaking Hearts 7 4 4 5 2 18
"Passengers" (John/Taupin/Johnstone/Phineas McHize) 5 9 (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
"Who Wears These Shoes?" (John/Taupin) 50 76 36 16 11
"In Neon" (John/Taupin) (N/R) (N/R) 92 38 11
"Breaking Hearts (Ain't What it Used to Be)" (John/Taupin) 59 (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
1985 "Act of War" (with Millie Jackson) (John/Taupin)
<b>7" single release dubbed "Act of War (Part I)". "Act of War (Part 3)", and "Act of War (Part 5)" released on 12".
Ice on Fire [original cd/cassette version only] 32 50 94 39
"Nikita" (John/Taupin) Ice on Fire 3 3 2 7 3 1
"Wrap Her Up" (John/Taupin) 12 22 26 20 54
"That's What Friends Are For" (performed by Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder) (Burt Bacharach/Carole Bayer Sager) 16 (N/R) 1 1 (N/R) (N/R) Gold
1986 "Cry to Heaven" (John/Taupin) Ice on Fire 47 86 (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
"Heartache All Over the World" (John/Taupin) Leather Jackets 45 7 58 55
"Slow Rivers" (with Cliff Richard) (John/Taupin) 44 82 (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
1987 "Flames of Paradise" (with Jennifer Rush) (Bruce Roberts/Andy Goldmark) Jennifer Rush: Heart Over Mind 59 31 17 36 32 8
"Your Song" [live] (John/Taupin) Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 85 100 (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
"Candle in the Wind" [live] (John/Taupin) 5 92 5 6 2 55
1988 "Take Me to the Pilot" [live] (John/Taupin) (N/R) (N/R) 37
"I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That" (John/Taupin) Reg Strikes Back 30 16 1 2 1 22
"Town of Plenty" (John/Taupin) 74 95 (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
"A Word in Spanish" (John/Taupin) 91 10 19 4 43
"Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Part Two)" (John/Taupin) (N/R) (N/R)
1989 "Through the Storm" (with Aretha Franklin) (Albert Hammond/Diane Warren) Aretha Franklin: Through The Storm 41 (N/R) 16 16 17 56
"Healing Hands" (John/Taupin) Sleeping with the Past 45 14 8 13 1 39
"Sacrifice" (John/Taupin) 55 7 19 18 3 36

1990sEdit

Year Title Album UK AUS CAN U.S. U.S. A/C U.S. R&B GER RIAA </br>Certification[3]
1990 "Club at the End of the Street" (John/Taupin) Sleeping with the Past 47 19 12 28 2 45
"Sacrifice" (John/Taupin) / "Healing Hands" (John/Taupin) 1 (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
"You Gotta Love Someone" (John/Taupin) Days of Thunder soundtrack 33 32 1 43 1 43
"Easier to Walk Away" (John/Taupin) The Very Best Of Elton John + To Be Continued... 63 59 (N/R) (N/R) (N/R) 51
1991 "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (live, with George Michael) (John/Taupin) Duets 1 3 1 1 1 4 Gold
1992 "The One" (John/Taupin) The One 10 15 1 9 1 20
"Runaway Train" (with Eric Clapton) (John/Taupin/Olle Romo) 31 (N/R) (N/R) 41
"The Last Song" (John/Taupin) 21 32 7 23 72
1993 "Simple Life" (John/Taupin) 44 3 30 1 63
"True Love" (with Kiki Dee) (Cole Porter) Duets 2 34 12 56 21 38
1994 "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (with Ru Paul) (John/Taupin) 7 45 92 62
"Shakey Ground" (with Don Henley) (Jeffrey Bowen/Eddie Hazel/Alphonso Boyd) (N/R) (N/R) 64
"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" (with Marcella Detroit) (Nickolas Ashford/Valerie Simpson) 24 (N/R) (N/R)
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (Elton John/Tim Rice) The Lion King soundtrack 14 9 1 4 1 14 Gold
"Circle of Life" (John/Rice) 11 3 18 2 10
1995 "Believe" (John/Taupin) Made in England 15 23 1 13 1 56
"Made in England" (John/Taupin) 18 48 5 52 12 59
"Blessed" (John/Taupin) (N/R) 3 34 2 83
1996 "Please" (John/Taupin) 33 27 (N/R) (N/R)
"You Can Make History (Young Again)" (John/Taupin) Love Songs [US version] (N/R) 19 70 4
"Live Like Horses" (with Luciano Pavarotti) (John/Taupin) 9 (N/R) (N/R) (N/R)
1997 "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" (John/Taupin) / "Candle in the Wind 1997" (John/Taupin) The Big Picture (except "Candle 1997" non-album) 1 1/32 13/14 1 1/5 1 11x Platinum
1998 "Wake Up Wendy" South Park: Chef Aid
"Recover Your Soul" (John/Taupin) The Big Picture 16 39 55 5 73
"If the River Can Bend" (John/Taupin) 32 (N/R) (N/R) 95
1999 "Written in the Stars" (with LeAnn Rimes) (John/Rice) Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida 10 35 29 2 79 Gold
"A Step Too Far" (John/Rice) (N/R) 15

2000sEdit

Year Title Album UK AUS CAN U.S. U.S. A/C U.S. R&B RIAA </br>Certification[3]
2000 "Someday Out of the Blue (Theme from El Dorado)" (John/Rice/Patrick Leonard) The Road to El Dorado soundtrack (N/R) 49 5
"Friends Never Say Goodbye" (John/Rice/Leonard) (N/R) 21
2001 "I Want Love" (John/Taupin) Songs From the West Coast 9 110 6
2002 "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" (John/Taupin) 24 10
"Original Sin" (John/Taupin) 39 18
"Your Song" (with Alessandro Safina) (John/Taupin) 4
"Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (with Blue) (John/Taupin) Blue: One Love 1 43
2003 "Are You Ready for Love" [remix] (Bell/Bell/James) 1 (N/R) (N/R)
"The Heart of Every Girl" (John/Taupin) Mona Lisa Smile Soundtrack 24
2004 "All That I'm Allowed (I'm Thankful)" (John/Taupin) Peachtree Road 20 24
"Ghetto Gospel" (Tupac Shakur feat. Elton John) 1 1
2005 "Turn the Lights Out When You Leave" (John/Taupin) 32
"Answer in the Sky"

(John/Taupin)

7
"Electricity" (John/Lee Hall) 4 (N/R)
"Where We Both Say Goodbye" (with Catherine Britt) (Catherine Britt/Jerry Salley)A (N/R)
2006 "The Bridge" (John/Taupin) The Captain & The Kid (N/R) 19
"Tinderbox" (John/Taupin) (N/R)
2007 "Rocket Man" [reissue] (John/Taupin) Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits 62
"Step into Christmas" [re entry] (John/Taupin) Elton John's Christmas Party 65
"Calling It Christmas" (with Joss Stone) (John/Taupin) 138
2008 "Joseph, Better You Than Me" (The Killers feat. Elton John and Neil Tennant) (John/Brandon Flowers/Neil Tennant) 88
2009 "Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)" (Ironik feat. Elton John) 3

A"Where We Both Say Goodbye" peaked at #38 on U.S. Hot Country Songs.


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