Figure out the lyrics: Elton John

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Elton John's career was massive throughout the '70s, '80s, and early '90s. He's had some of the biggest hits and created many game-changing albums. Can you recognize his hit songs from their lyrics? Find out with this quiz!

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "I hope you don't mind / I hope you don't mind that I put down in words / How wonderful life is while you're in the world."

"Your Song" is a single featured on Elton John's self-titled second studio album. After its release in October 1970, the song performed exceptionally well and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "We shall survive, let us take ourselves along / Where we fight our parents out in the streets / To find who's right and who's wrong."

Elton John released "Bennie and the Jets" on his 1974 album, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." It is one of John's most popular singles and made it to the top of the Billboard charts.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "And I want you to be my acrobat, I want you to be my lover / Oh there were others who would treat you cruel."

"Little Jeannie" was one of Elton John's singles released in 1980. After a small lull in the late '70s, it topped the Billboard charts at #3 and became one of his biggest singles since his 1976 album.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "There's a calm surrender to the rush of day / When the heat of a rolling wind can be turned away / An enchanted moment, and it sees me through."

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" was composed by Elton John for the 1994 film, "The Lion King." The song performed well in the United States, peaking at #4 on the Billboard charts. It also went on to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "I hope the day will be a lighter highway / For friends are found on every road / Can you ever think of any better way / For the lost and weary travelers to go?"

"Friends" was a single from the album for the movie "Friends," for which John composed all the music. The song made it into the Top 40 and was the only hit from the soundtrack.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Piano man, he makes his stand / In the auditorium / Looking on she sings the songs / The words she knows the tune she hums."

Another one of John's most popular songs, "Tiny Dancer" was released in 1972, from the album, "Madman Across the Water." The song peaked in the Top 40 and has since been certified Platinum.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "I can't find the right romantic line / But see me once and see the way I feel / Don't discard me just because you think I mean you harm."

"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" was released on Elton John's 1974 album, "Caribou." The single peaked at #2 on the Billboard charts and gained even more fame 17 years later, when John released a live single with George Michael.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Eat meat on Friday that's alright / Even like steak on a Saturday night / I can bitch the best at your social do's / I get high in the evening sniffing pots of glue."

"The B*tch is Back" was another single released from Elton John's 1974 album, "Caribou." The song performed well - it landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard Charts and was certified Gold.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Baby's got blue eyes / When the morning comes / I'll be far away / And I say."

In 1982, Elton John released the song, "Blue Eyes," from his album, "Jump Up!" The song made it into the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, while topping the American Contemporary charts at #1.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Just stare into space / Picture my face in your hands / Live for each second without hesitation / And never forget I'm your man."

"I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" was a single from Elton John's 1983 album, "Too Low for Zero." The song charted at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and features artist Stevie Wonder on the harmonica.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "From the day we arrive on the planet / And blinking, step into the sun / There's more to be seen than can ever be seen / More to do than can ever be done."

"Circle of Life" was another composition that Elton John made for the 1994 film, "The Lion King." The song was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song, but lost to its soundtrack companion, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight."

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "I need to tell you / How you light up every second of the day / But in the moonlight / You just shine like a beacon on the bay."

"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" was originally released in 1997, on the album, "The Big Picture." After the death of Princess Diana, the video was dedicated to her memory. It was later released with "Candle in the Wind," creating the best-selling single of all time.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids / In fact it's cold as hell / And there's no one there to raise them if you did."

Another Elton John composition, "Rocket Man," was released on the 1972 album, "Honky Chateau." The song did well and charted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Living in the city ain't where it's at / It's like trying to find gold in a silver mine / It's like trying to drink whiskey from a bottle of wine."

"Honky Cat" is the first song from the 1972 album, "Honky Chateau." The song performed well and peaked in the Top 10 of the Billboard charts.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Me and Suzie had so much fun / Holding hands and skimming stones / Had an old gold Chevy and a place of my own."

Released in 1972, "Crocodile Rock" appeared on the album, "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player." It was the first of Elton John's songs to reach Number 1 on the Billboard charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Picture yourself in a boat on a river / With tangerine trees and marmalade skies / Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly."

In 1974, Elton John released a cover of the Beatles single, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." The recording featured Beatles member John Lennon on backing vocals and guitar. The song did well and topped the charts for 2 weeks.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "I used to be a rolling stone / You know if the cause is right / I'd leave to find the answer on the road."

"Philadelphia Freedom" was released as a single by The Elton John Band in 1975. The song was John's 6th single to hit Number 1 on the Billboard charts.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "You almost had your hooks in me didn't you dear / You nearly had me roped and tied / Alter-bound, hypnotized."

"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" appeared on the 1975 album, "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy." At the time, this single helped the album make history by being the first album to debut at the Number 1 spot on the Billboard charts.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "If someone else is suffering enough to write it down / When every single world makes sense / Then it's easier to have those songs around."

"Sad Songs (Say So Much)" appeared on the 1983 album, "Breaking Hearts." The song made it into the Top 10 on the Billboard charts and did well internationally.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Oh I saw you by the wall / Ten of your tin soldiers in a row / With eyes that looked like ice on fire / The human heart a captive in the snow."

Elton John released "Nikita" as a single from the 1985 album, "Ice on Fire." The song peaked in the Top 10 on the US Billboard charts and internationally.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Well I know he's not old / And I'm told he's a virgin / For he may be she / But what I'm told is never for certain."

Elton John released the 1970 song, "Take Me to the Pilot," on his self-titled album. In its original release, it appeared as the B-side to his hit single, "Your Song."

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "In the instant that you love someone / In the second that the hammer hits / Reality runs up your spine / And the pieces finally fit."

"The One" was the first single released from the same-titled 1992 album. The song peaked in the Top 10 on the Billboard charts and made it to Number 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "And I won't break and I won't bend / But someday soon we'll sail away / To innocence and the bitter end."

"Simple Life" was a single released on Elton John's 1992 album, "The One." The song reached Number 1 on the Contemporary charts and peaked in the Top 40 of the Hot 100.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "They said Spain is pretty though I've never been / Well Daniel says it's the best place that he's ever seen / Oh and he should know, he's been there enough."

"Daniel" was a single released on Elton John's 1973 album, "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player." The song peaked in the Top 2 on both the pop and adult contemporary charts.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "I see your teeth flash, Jamaican honey so sweet / Down where Lexington cross 47th Street / She's a big girl, she's standing six foot three / Turning tricks for the dudes in the big city."

"Island Girl" was a single released from Elton John's 1975 album, "Rock of the Westies." The song topped Billboard for 3 weeks and went Platinum 20 years following its release.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "It gets so hard sometimes to understand / This vicious circle's getting out of hand / Don't need an extra eye to see / That the fire spreads faster in a breeze."

"I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That" appears on Elton John's 1988 album, "Reg Strikes Back." The song went on to become John's biggest hit of the decade and topped the charts at Number 2, held off by George Michael's "Monkey."

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Back to the howling old owl in the woods / Hunting the horny back toad / Oh I've finally decided my future lies."

"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" appeared on Elton John's same-titled 1973 album. The song peaked in the Top 10 and was certified platinum 21 years after its release.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "I couldn't if I tried / Honey if I get restless / Baby you're not that kind."

In 1976, Elton John teamed up with Kiki Dee to perform the duet, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." It went on to become his sixth Number One single in the US, holding its spot for 4 weeks.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "But giving into the nighttime / Ain't no cure for the pain / You gotta wade into the water / You gotta learn to live again."

"Healing Hands" was Elton John's last hit of the '80s. It was released in 1989 and doubled alongside "Sacrifice." It peaked in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 and made it to Number 1 on the Adult Contemporary charts.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Cold cold heart / Hard done by you / Some things look better baby / Just passing through."

"Sacrifice" was released on the 1989 album, "Sleeping with the Past." The song peaked in the Top 20 of the Billboard charts and became Elton John's first Number 1 single in the UK.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "That's where we meet / That's where we meet / Me and you rendezvous."

"Club at the End of the Street" was a single released on Elton John's 1990 album, "Sleeping with the Past." The song performed relatively well, peaking in the Top 40.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Let's join together / We can watch the snow fall forever and ever / Eat, drink and be merry / Come along with me."

"Step Into Christmas" was a holiday single that Elton John released in 1973. It peaked at Number 1 on the Billboard Christmas Singles chart.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "What have I got to do to make you love me / What have I got to do to make you care / What do I do when lightning strikes me / And I wake to find that you're not there."

"Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" is a single from Elton John's 1976 album, "Blue Moves." The song became a Top 10 hit in the United States and was certified Gold.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Baby, fancy friends showing you a smile / Darling, rich relations for a while / Baby, I can only give you love."

"Mama Can't Buy You Love" was released from Elton John's extended play album, "The Thorn Bell Sessions." During his lull in the late '80s, the song became his first Top Ten single in almost 3 years.

Which Elton John song features the lyrics: "Never knowing who to cling to / When the rain set in / And I would have liked to have known you / But I was just a kid."

"Candle in the Wind" was originally released in 1973, in honor of Marilyn Monroe. Following the death of Princess Diana in 1997, it was rewritten and soon became the second best-selling single of all time.

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