By Tom Quiner

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is one of Elton John’s iconic songs.

Although he had songs rank higher on the charts (this one ‘only’ reached #2 on Billboard’s charts), it seems to have really struck a chord with the public, no pun intended.

It is not my personal favorite, that honor going to Bennie & the Jets, but it features a great melody and exceptional lyrics from Bernie Taupin.

Because of its range, it is a brutal song to sing. I just heard a wonderful, totally unique take on the song by singer Sara Bareilles. Watch the video above.

It is a treat.


  1. justturnright on August 19, 2014 at 9:38 am

    A classic tune, Tom, and one of my favorite Elton tunes….
    Thanks for highlighting it, sir.

    • quinersdiner on August 19, 2014 at 9:51 am

      I’m a big Elton fan. He has written a ton of great melodies. I’ve written a piece which I call “The Elton John Rhapsody” which I hope to post on this blog soon. Thanks for writing.

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