A fresh take on ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

By Tom Quiner

“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is considered one of Elton John’s greatest hits.

Released in 1973, the song was an international sensation, hitting #1 on the Cashbox 100 and #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

The song continues its robust sales with prolific online downloads as each new generation discovers the appeal of this pop hit.

I’ve heard Elton sing it in concert as well as Bill Joel. However, the best cover yet is a haunting rendition by Sara Bareilles. Ms. Bareilles has a wonderful, expressive voice which she accompanies with her own piano playing.

She took Elton’s song and transformed it into something fresh and new. You’re going to love it!