On February 1, 1992, Elton and George Michael’s version of Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me rose from #3 to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It surpassed the performance of Elton’s original studio version, which didn’t do too badly since it peaked at No. 1 in 1974.
Billboard has reported that Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me became the eighth No. 1 single for each artist–not counting two other chart-toppers Michael scored as part of Wham!
The pair became friends in March 1985. That was when Elton presented the younger singer with the ”Songwriter of the Year” honour at the Ivor Novello Awards in London.