On February 1, 1992, Elton and George Michael's version of Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me rose from No. 3 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, surpassing the performance of the former's original recording, which peaked at #2 in 1974.
In fact, Elton has enjoyed the most consecutive years with a Hot 100 Top 40 hit, says Billboard.
Starting with Your Song in 1970, the star's streak would continue through 1999, making for an even 30, before 2000 would finally see him chart no higher than #49 (with The Road to El Dorado soundtrack single Someday Out of the Blue).