The Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album was released on this date in 1973.
Among the more popular numbers were Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding; Bennie and The Jets; Candle in The Wind; and Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting).
The title track also made an impact. It was certifified Gold on the fourth of January in 1974.
The song was released in 1973 as the album's second single, and entered the Top Ten in both the United Kingdom and the United States.