Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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.