There is a perfect song for every situation, every mood – a perfect song for a first dance or for a last goodbye; a perfect song for a sunny day or for the rain. That there is an Elton John song for every situation is a testament to the brilliance of his decades-long career. Come see Elton John live when his “Only the Hits” tour stops here in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on April 21, 2012.
Elton John is an artist, much like Madonna, U2, and the Beatles, whose career has spanned so many years there are distinct periods of his music with which different people identify. Some people love Elton John for his ‘70s hits, some for his ‘80s hits, some for The Lion King. But also like those same artists, his music has a universal appeal.
Since there isn’t much more I can say about Elton John that hasn’t already been said, let me offer my top ten Elton John songs:
10. “Sad Songs (Say So Much)”
9. “I’m Still Standing”
8. “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”
7. “Little Jeannie”
6. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
4. “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues”
3. “Your Song”
2. “Rocket Man”
1. “Tiny Dancer”
Elton John will be performing at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum on April 21, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. While the $37 tickets have sold out, there are still $77 and $107 tickets still available. Facility or other service charges may apply. Visit the Allen County Memorial Coliseum box office, any Ticketmaster location, or www.ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets.
Apart from spending his college years in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Dayton, Ohio, Mike Flohr is a lifetime resident of the Summit City. Today he divides his time among his wife, Megan, his job as an elementary school teacher, and his many geek obsessions.