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Your Song has topped a list of Sir Elton’s most successful compositions, as the pop maestro marks the the 50th anniversary of the release of his self-titled studio album (on yesterday’s date, in 1970).

PRS for Music, the organisation which represents the rights of over 145,500 songwriters, composers and music publishers, compiled a chart chart of the vocalist’s most streamed, downloaded, broadcast and performed songs in the UK.

Topping the list is Your Song, the opening track on the record Elton John.

Also making the grade are Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, his first UK chart-topping single and I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’, co-written by Elton with Jason Sellards (better known as ‘Jake Shears’) and Scott Hoffman and performed by the Scissor Sisters.


Candle in the Wind, which came out in 1973, was re-recorded as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997, and also appears on the list, as well as I’m Still Standing and Circle Of Life, from the soundtrack to the Disney animation The Lion King.

PRS for Music’s chart of John’s most successful songs follows:

1. Your Song
2. Rocket Man
3. I’m Still Standing
4. Circle Of Life
5. Can You Feel The Love Tonight
6. Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me
7. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
8. Candle In The Wind
9. Tiny Dancer
10. Crocodile Rock
11.Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
12. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
13. Nikita
14. Sacrifice
15. Daniel
16. I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’
17. Sad Songs Say So Much
18. Benny And The Jets
19. Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
20. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues