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Norfolk's ultimate Elton John Top 20

Thousands of BBC Norfolk listeners have voted to make Candle in the Wind Norfolk's favourite Top 20 Elton John song.


Candle in the Wind has topped Norfolk's poll of Elton John songs.

The search for an ultimate top 20 to celebrate the rock legend's visit to the county on Sunday 29 May was launched at the start of April and after a fortnight of voting the results are out.

Listeners to BBC Radio Norfolk were asked to submit their favourite three songs and 1699 votes later the list was drawn up. Assistant Editor Peter Cook coordinated the vote.

"We were overwhelmed by the response and the Top 20 is just as fascinating for what's in as for what didn't make it," he said.

"Songs like Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting and The Bitch is Back just failed, but most of the classics are in there," he added.

In total 98 songs were nominated but Candle in the Wind was a clear winner.

Norfolk's Ultimate Elton John Top 20

20) Philadelphia Freedom
19) Are You Ready For Love
18) Circle of Life
17) Bennie and the Jets
16) Can You Feel the Love Tonight
15) Blue Eyes
14) Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
13) Nikita
12) I Guess That's Why they Call it the Blues
11) Don't Go Breaking My Heart
10) Song For Guy
9) Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
8) Crocodile Rock
7) I'm Still Standing
6) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
5) Daniel
4) Rocketman
3) Sacrifice
2) Your Song
1) Candle in the Wind

last updated: 03/05/05
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Anna Elton fan
He is wonderful!!!! I love him more than myself!!! I like candle in the wind a lot but I think that there are others better than that!!!!! And the new songs???Of the peachtree road????Are incredible!!!! Listen to Porch swing in Tupelo I can't keep this from you and It's getting dark in here!!!!
Fri Feb 2 15:02:23 2007

Steve
Im 21 and Im a huge fan of Elton John. I have every album he has ever done plus all the rare cd's you cannot get anymore. I also sing his songs and play piano. My ultimate song is 'Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word' Perfect song.
Mon Jan 22 15:54:53 2007

jack
are u serious u dont have like any ove his good hits ROCKETMAN,TINY LITTLE DANCER come on how did this poll...
Fri Jan 19 04:38:11 2007

james
your song should have been number 1
Mon Aug 14 10:46:51 2006

conor
"tiny dancer" and "the way u look tonite" should definetly be in there
Sun Jul 2 21:00:24 2006

Andy
Go listen to the early Elton John Albums. Madman Across the water and tumbleweed! Some suberb forgotten material!
Sat Jan 21 17:43:06 2006

Emma
I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion but Candle in the Wind? All of his songs are much better than that! Also, what happened to Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting, Made in England, and The One? Do these people listen to Elton?
Fri May 27 15:03:27 2005

Sarah
I can't believe Candle in the Wind is the number 1 song. It's awful!! It's so disappointing yet predictable. I'm not even a big Elton fan, but the guy has written so many other songs that are far better than that, that should have made it to number 1.
Tue May 3 10:21:34 2005

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