Smooth Radio's All Time Top 500 poll has named Elton the second most popular artist in a study of radio listeners. Sixteen of his tunes were recognised, with Don't Go Breaking My Heart; Nikita; Daniel; Sorry Seems to be The Hardest Word; Circle of Life; and Are You Ready For Love among the choices.
George Michael was first, with 17 favourite songs. His Careless Whisper was crowned the best loved song, while his duet with Elton on Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, made #15.
Whitney Houston, with 13 entries, was the favourite female artist.
Smooth presenter Jenni Falconer commented: ''Smooth's All Time Top 500 gives us an insight into the nation's favourite songs that have become the soundtracks to our lives over the past 12 months. In what's been an unprecedented year, the popularity of those timeless and familiar songs remains ever strong, as people turn to the music they know and love.
''Our listeners tell us that Smooth continues to be a sanctuary and oasis amid the busy news agenda, so it's testament to the enduring power of music from world artists such as George Michael, Whitney Houston and Sir Elton John that they continue to hold such an important place in the nation's hearts.''
Search for all of Elton's entries or just view the Top 500 here: