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Stoned_In_The_Twilight
19:50:34 Fri
Feb 29 2008
Elton's Accomplishments
The Elton John Aids Foundation has raised over 120 million dollars

Elton was the first white artist to appear on television's Soul Train show in 1974

Elton was the first recording act to have 4 albums in the U.S. top twenty albums since The Beatles

One Night Only D.V.D. has been certified platinum.

Greatest Hits 1970-2002 is Elton's fastest album to hit platinum status in 25 years.

8/1970- Elton makes his U.S. debut at the Troubadour Club in Los Angeles, Ca. He was introduced by Neil Diamond.

Elton had a top 40 single every year in the U.S. from 1970's "Your Song" to 1999's "Written in the stars," The longest streak of all-time!!

Elton is second only to the Beatles with most consecutive number one albums-7

Elton is second only to Elvis Presley with the most top 40 singles-59, count them!!!!

Elton was the first artist to ever have two consecutive albums debut at number one- "Captain Fantastic" and "Rock Of The Westies."

Captain Fantastic was the first album to enter Billboard's album chart at # 1

Did you realize that Elton did not win one Grammy award during the '70's? He had to wait until 1986 for "That's what friends are for"- mind-bogglin!!!!

Peachtree Road is Elton's 36th gold album

Songs From The West Coast is Elton's 34th gold c.d.!!!!!



Comedian Dennis Miller said of Elton when introducing Elton in Las Vegas during a fundraiser: "He is a better human being than he is composer, and we all know that he is the greatest composer we will see in our lifetime."

Elton was also meant to play the Harold role from the cult classic "Harold & Maude" but it didn't fit into his rising music career.

Elton advised his friend Rod Stewart not to take the role of the Pinball Wizard only to be talked in to taking the role himself by Pete Townsend.

Elton's To Be Contiued boxset has become Elton's 37th gold album.
These are Elton stats: 37 gold albums 25 platinum albums 12 multi- platinums.

Here is a run down: The 'G' stands for gold status and 'P' stands for platinum status.

ELTON JOHN 02/17/71 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON TUMBLEWEED CONNECTION 03/22/71 UNI G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON FRIENDS 04/06/71 PARAMOUNT G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON MADMAN ACROSS THE WATER 02/19/72 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON HONKY CHATEAU 07/24/72 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON CROCODILE ROCK 02/05/73 MCA G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON DON'T SHOOT ME I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER 02/12/73 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD 10/12/73 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD 01/04/74 MCA G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON BENNIE & THE JETS 04/08/74 MCA G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON CARIBOU 07/05/74 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME 09/06/74 MCA G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS 11/08/74 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS 01/29/75 MCA G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM 04/23/75 MCA G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON CAPTAIN FANTASTIC & THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY 05/21/75 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON SOMEONE SAVED MY LIFE TONIGHT 09/10/75 MCA G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON ROCK OF THE WESTIES 10/21/75 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON ISLAND GIRL 12/04/75 MCA G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON HERE & THERE 05/06/76 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON BLUE MOVES 10/29/76 ROCKET G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON BLUE MOVES 12/09/76 ROCKET P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD 01/25/77 MCA G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS, VOLUME II 09/30/77 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS, VOLUME II 11/09/77 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON A SINGLE MAN 10/24/78 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON A SINGLE MAN 11/15/78 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON MAMA CAN'T BUY YOU LOVE 08/17/79 MCA G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON LITTLE JEANNIE 08/12/80 MCA G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON 21 AT 33 09/22/80 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON JUMP UP 11/22/82 GEFFEN G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON TOO LOW FOR ZERO 01/18/84 GEFFEN G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON BREAKING HEARTS 09/12/84 GEFFEN G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON ICE ON FIRE 06/26/86 GEFFEN G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON ELTON JOHN LIVE IN AUSTRALIA 01/05/88 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON REG STRIKES BACK 08/19/88 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS VOL. III 1979-1987 02/14/89 GEFFEN G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON SLEEPING WITH THE PAST 10/30/89 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON SLEEPING WITH THE PAST 04/02/90 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS VOL. III 1979-1987 11/08/91 GEFFEN P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON TO BE CONTINUED 06/23/92 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON THE ONE 08/27/92 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON THE ONE 09/17/92 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD 03/23/93 MCA M (5) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD 03/23/93 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON DON'T SHOOT ME I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER 03/23/93 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON DON'T SHOOT ME I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER 03/23/93 MCA M (2) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON CARIBOU 03/23/93 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std
JOHN, ELTON CARIBOU 03/23/93 MCA M (2) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON CAPTAIN FANTASTIC & THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY 03/23/93 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

GREATEST HITS 03/23/93 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS, VOLUME II 03/23/93 MCA M (3) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS 03/23/93 MCA M (10) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON DON'T SHOOT ME I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER 03/23/93 MCA M (2) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON DON'T SHOOT ME I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER 03/23/93 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON MADMAN ACROSS THE WATER 03/23/93 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON ROCK OF THE WESTIES 03/23/93 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON LIVE WORLD TOUR 1992 03/24/93 A*VISION ENTERTAINMENT G VIDEO LONGFORM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON THE ONE 05/18/93 MCA M (2) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON DECADE - ELTON JOHN'S GREATEST HITS 1976-1986 01/13/94 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON DUETS 01/26/94 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON DUETS 01/26/94 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT 08/17/94 HOLLYWOOD G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS 02/07/95 ROCKET M (11) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON MADE IN ENGLAND 05/23/95 ROCKET P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON MADE IN ENGLAND 05/23/95 ROCKET G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS, VOLUME II 09/11/95 ROCKET M (4) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS 09/11/95 ROCKET M (12) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD 09/11/95 ROCKET M (6) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD 09/13/95 ROCKET P SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON BITCH IS BACK 09/13/95 ROCKET G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON BENNIE & THE JETS 09/13/95 ROCKET P SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON DANIEL 09/13/95 ROCKET G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON CROCODILE ROCK 09/13/95 ROCKET P SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON ISLAND GIRL 09/13/95 ROCKET P SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM 09/13/95 ROCKET P SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON HONKY CHATEAU 10/11/95 ROCKET P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON DON'T SHOOT ME I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER 10/11/95 ROCKET M (3) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS 10/11/95 ROCKET M (13) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS VOL. III 1979-1987 10/13/95 GEFFEN M (2) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON ELTON JOHN LIVE IN AUSTRALIA 10/13/95 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON DECADE - ELTON JOHN'S GREATEST HITS 1976-1986 10/13/95 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON TOO LOW FOR ZERO 10/13/95 GEFFEN P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON YOUR SONGS 10/13/95 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON LOVE SONGS 12/01/96 MCA G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON LOVE SONGS 03/28/97 MCA P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997/SOMETHING.YOU LOOK TONIGHT 09/23/97 ROCKET M (8) SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997/SOMETHING.YOU LOOK TONIGHT 09/23/97 ROCKET G SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997/SOMETHING.YOU LOOK TONIGHT 09/23/97 ROCKET P SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997/SOMETHING.YOU LOOK TONIGHT 10/01/97 ROCKET M (9) SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997/SOMETHING.YOU LOOK TONIGHT 10/09/97 ROCKET M (11) SINGLE SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON THE BIG PICTURE 08/19/98 ROCKET G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON THE BIG PICTURE 08/19/98 ROCKET P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS 08/21/98 ROCKET M (15) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON HERE & THERE 08/25/98 ROCKET P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS, VOLUME II 08/25/98 ROCKET M (5) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON MADMAN ACROSS THE WATER 08/26/98 ROCKET M (2) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD 08/26/98 ROCKET M (7) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON DECADE - ELTON JOHN'S GREATEST HITS 1976-1986 08/26/98 MCA M (2) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON TUMBLEWEED CONNECTION 08/26/98 ROCKET P ALBUM SOLO Std

BREAKING HEARTS 08/28/98 GEFFEN P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON LOVE SONGS 12/11/98 MCA M (2) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON & TIM RICE AIDA 04/26/99 ROCKET G ALBUM DUO Std

JOHN, ELTON & LEANN RIMES WRITTEN IN THE STARS 04/27/99 ROCKET G SINGLE DUO Std

JOHN, ELTON LOVE SONGS 08/24/00 MCA M (3) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON ONE NIGHT ONLY 07/27/01 UNIVERSAL RECORDS G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON SONGS FROM THE WEST COAST 11/05/01 ROCKET G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON ONE NIGHT ONLY 01/16/02 UNIVERSAL RECORDS G VIDEO LONGFORM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON ONE NIGHT ONLY 07/23/02 UNIVERSAL RECORDS P VIDEO LONGFORM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON ELTON JOHN'S GREATEST HITS: 1970-2002 12/13/02 ISLAND RECORDS G ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON ELTON JOHN'S GREATEST HITS: 1970-2002 12/13/02 ISLAND RECORDS P ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON ELTON JOHN'S GREATEST HITS: 1970-2002 03/05/03 ISLAND RECORDS M (2) ALBUM SOLO Std

JOHN, ELTON GREATEST HITS 05/05/03 ISLAND/MERCURY M (16) ALBUM SOLO Std

list does not include "that's what freinds are for" are other songs that featured Elton prominently, like "Whatever gets you through the night" and "Bad blood." Elton's soundtrack "The Lion King" is not counted as an Elton John credit, it is listed as 'soundtrack" as the credited artist. Apparently, a rule was put in place that required a certain amount of tunes be by the credited artist. However, the soundtrack of "Saturday Night Fever" is given full credit to the Bee Gees even though they did not account for half the album. Note. The multi platinum award was not introduced until 1984, and the platinum award was not invented until 1976. A look back at Elton's earlest albums- his best known and with a few exceptions, his best selling albums- were released from 1970 to 1975, and not included on these stats.
This list is from the Recording Association Of America



Stoned_In_The_Twilight
20:40:12 Wed
Mar 12 2008
Elton Record Owning Hit Streak
Here is Elton's Hit streak from 1970-1999
1970
Your Song 12/19/ 1970 #8

1971
Friends 4/10/1971 # 34

1972
Levon 1/1/72 # 24
Rocket Man 5/27/72 # 6
Honky Cat 8/26/72 # 8
Crocodile Rock 5/27/72 #1 **

1973
Daniel 4/21/73 # 2 *
Saturday Night's Alright 8/11/73 # 12
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 11/3/73 # 2**

1974
Bennie & The Jets 3/2/74 # 1**
Don't Let The Sun 7/6/74 # 2*
The Bitch Is Back 9/21/74 # 4*
Lucy In The Sky 12/7/74 # 1*

1975
Philadelphia Freedom 3/15/75 # 1 **
Someone Saved My Life Tonight 7/12/75 #1 *
Island Girl 10/18/75 # 1 **

1976
Grow Some Funk/
I Feel Like A Bullet 1/31/76 # 14
Don't Go Breaking My Heart 7/17/76 # 1 *
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word 11/20/76 # 6 *

1977
Bite Your Lip 2/26/77 # 28

1978
Ego 4/29/78 # 34
Part Time Love 11/18/78 # 22

1979
Mama Can't Buy You Love 6/23/79 # 9 *
Victim Of Love 10/27/79 # 31

1980
Little Jeannie 5/10/80 # 3 *
Sartorial Elequence 9/20/80 # 39

1981
Nobody Wins 5/30/81 # 21
Chloe 9/5/81 # 34

1982
Empty Garden 4/17/82 # 13
Blue Eyes 8/14/82 # 12

1983
I'm Still Standing 5/14/83 # 12
Kiss The Bride 8/20/83 # 25
I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues 11/19/83 # 4

1984
Sad Songs 6/16/84 # 5
Who Wears These Shoes? 9/15/84 # 16

1985
In Neon 1/12/85 # 38
Wrap Her Up 11/2/85 # 20
That's What Friends Are For 11/23/85 # 1 *

1986
Nikita 2/8/86 # 7

1987
Flames Of Paradise 7/4/87 # 36
Candle In The Wind 11/28/87 # 6

1988
I Don't Wanna Go On With You 7/2/88 #2
A Word In Spanish 10/15/88 # 19

1989
Through The Storm 4/29/89 # 16
Healing Hands 9/16/89 # 13

1990
Sacrifice 2/10/90 # 18
Club At The End Of The Street 6/9/90 # 28

1991
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me 12/14/91 # 1 *

1992
The One 7/11/92 # 9
The Last Song 11/28/92 # 23

1993
Simple Life 4/3/93 # 30
(Surpasses Elvis Presley's previous record set for top 40 songs in consecutive years)

1994
Can You Feel the Love Tonight 6/4/94 # 4 *
Circle Of Life 9/17/94 # 18

1995
Believe 3/18/95 # 13
Blessed 12/2/95 # 34
(still in top 40 during 1996)

1996
Blessed - still in top 40

1997
Candle In The Wind 1997 # 1 **
Something About The Way You Look Tonight 10/11/97
(still # 1 in January 1998)

1998
Candle In The wind 1997- still # 1 Jan. '98

1999
Written In The Stars 3/13/99 # 29 *


* equals million seller gold record
** equals mutimillion seller platiinum record

Hugh_janus
23:02:55 Wed
Dec 29 2010
Re: Elton Record Owning Hit Streak
And now he's bought a baby. That's quite an achievement.

GayStar
23:06:49 Wed
Dec 29 2010
Re: Elton Record Owning Hit Streak
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GayStar
23:08:06 Wed
Dec 29 2010
Re: Elton Record Owning Hit Streak
opps...i mean lol

lonley_essex
23:27:31 Wed
Dec 29 2010
Re: Elton Record Owning Hit Streak
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