The 10 best Elton John songs to play on piano
You love the world famous artist Elton John and would like to play his songs on the piano? You’ve come to the right place!
Elton John’s compositions are so beautiful and transport us into the romantic and nostalgic imagination of their author.
Many musicians would like to play his songs on the piano.
But there are so many of them! Which ones to choose?
To help you make your choice, we decided to write this article listing the 10 best Elton John’s songs to play on the piano. Let’s get started!
Accuracy: all these songs are available on our app dedicated to piano learning. So you can learn them easily.
1 – I’m Still Standing
I’m Still Standing is a song composed by Elton John, written in collaboration with Bernie Taupin and first released in 1983 in the album Two Low for Zero.
It was covered in 2016 by singer Taron Egerton to be part of the soundtrack of the animated movie Sing.
It’s a very beautiful song to play on the piano. There are also some easy versions (including one on La Touche Musicale app) so that even the most novice pianists can learn it.
To discover other simple songs, you can check out our article on the best easy piano pop songs.
To access the piano sheet music of Elton John’s I’m Still Standing, click here.
Play Elton john on piano: learn I'm Still Standing on La Touche Musicale.
2 – Your Song
Your Song is one of Elton John’s best known and most played piano songs.
Released in 1970, it has received both public and critical acclaim and even won a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.
The track, both nostalgic and dynamic, exudes incredible emotion when played on the piano.
We strongly encourage you to learn it in order to please your loved ones (and your own ears at the same time!).
To access the piano score of Your Song, click here.
Learn to play Your Song on La Touche Musicale.
3 – Tiny Dancer
Released in 1971 in the album Madman Across the Water, Tiny Dancer has immediately conquered a large audience by its catchy rhythm and its special atmosphere.
The very strong voice of Elton in this title also contributes to its fame.
Like most of his songs, only the voice and a piano accompaniment form the structure of the track, giving it a deeply authentic character.
If you are a piano beginner, we encourage you to play this song, which is one of the most beautiful Elton John ever wrote.
To access the piano sheet music of Tiny Dancer, click here.
Elton John piano sheet music: learn to play Tiny Dancer on La Touche Musicale.
4 – Rocket Man
It’s in the 5th album of the artist, Honky Château, that appears the song Rocket Man which is, with Your Song, one of his most popular and played on the piano.
The lyrics of the song, written once again by Bernie Taupin, describe the emotion and psychological climate of an astronaut who goes on a mission, far away from everyone he loves.
It’s a beautiful Elton John’s song to play on the piano. Its easy version will also satisfy all the beginners who wish to learn it.
To access the piano score of Rocket Man, click here.
Learn to play Rocket Man on the piano on La Touche Musicale.
5 – Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Can You Feel the Love Tonight is a piano love song composed by Elton John and first released in 1994 for the release of the Disney animated movie The Lion King.
The music was successful very quickly as it won prestigious awards a year after its release. Indeed, in 1995, it won two notable awards: the Oscar for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
Its deeply romantic melody and melancholic atmosphere make it a perfect song to play on the piano, such as numerous Twilight music.
On La Touche Musicale app, we have an easy version of this song. So don’t worry, everyone can learn it easily!
To access the piano sheet music of Can You Feel the Love Tonight, click here.
Learn to play Can You Feel the Love Tonight on the piano on La Touche Musicale.
6 – Crocodile Rock
Released in 1973 in the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, the song Crocodile Rock is one of the most famous of the pop artist.
At the time of its release, it’s a hit since it manages to rank No. 1 in the very prestigious Hot 100 of the American magazine Billboard.
Crocodile Rock is a beautiful rock song by Elton John to play on the piano. However, beware of its difficulty; it’s relatively hard to play. If you are a beginner, we advise you to start with other songs of this ranking, such as Rocket Man or Your Song.
To access the piano score of Crocodile Rock, click here.
Play Elton John on the piano: learn Crocodile Rock on La Touche Musicale.
7 – Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word is one of the saddest songs ever written by Elton John.
First released in 1976 on his album Blue Moves, it won several awards, including the NRJ Music Award for International Song of the Year.
When played on the piano, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word has an incredible emotion to it that you should definitely try out!
We encourage you to practice a little on this beautiful song that will amaze your audience.
You can discover more similar tracks in our article dedicated to the most beautiful sad piano music.
To access the piano sheet music of Elton John’s Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word, click here.
Learn to play Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word on La Touche Musicale.
8 – Sine From Above (Feat Lady Gaga)
Sine From Above is a song that originally appeared in Lady Gaga’s album Chromatica released in 2020.
The track stands out from most of the songs in this ranking by its modern pop tunes. Moving away from the usual Elton John’s compositions mixing voice and piano, Sine From Above adopts more of a contemporary electronic tone that will appeal to fans of this style.
The piano version of this song is very well adapted for the instrument and you will easily recognize the dynamic melody of the original song when you play it.
To access the piano score of Sine From Above by Lady Gaga and Elton John, click here.
Elton John's piano sheet music: learn to play Sine From Above on La Touche Musicale.
9 – The One
The One is a song sung by Elton John and released in 1992 in the eponymous album.
In the country of origin of the British artist, the song will rank 2nd in the national chart for three consecutive weeks.
Instrumentally, the track is characterized by the constant use of synthetic keyboards and a very present echo in the voice of the singer, breaking with his usual style of music.
The One is also very nice to play on the piano and will be a very nice song to add to your Elton John’s repertoire.
To access the piano sheet music of The One, click here.
Learn to play The One by Elton John on La Touche Musicale.
10 – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is the title track from Elton John’s seventh album of the same title, released in 1973.
The lyrics of the song, written by Bernie Taupin, are accompanied by a beautiful piano composition made by the British artist.
Indeed, the melody of Goobye Yellow Brick Road is very beautiful and it’s mainly for this reason that we advise you to play it on the piano.
It’s one of Elton John’s hits and it’s widely played on the piano by pianists (beginners as advanced).
To access the piano score of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, click here.
Elton John on the piano: learn to play Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on La Touche Musicale.
Conclusion on these 10 Elton John’s songs to play on the piano
The 10 songs of the British artist mentioned in this ranking are among his biggest hits. They all give off, each in their own way, a very strong emotion when played on the piano.
Beginners or advanced pianists, if you are a fan of Elton John’s universe, don’t wait any longer, come and learn all his songs easily on the piano on La Touche Musicale app!
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