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Your Song
Elton John
Elton John
Is there a better songwriting partnership than Elton John and Bernie Taupin? Is "Your Song" their greatest achievement?

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Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote a timeless standard incorporating a wonderful melody, a memorable chorus, sweet sentiments, a little shyness and uncertainty


When my daughter was born, and I looked at her eyes for the first time, "Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen". These phrase touched me deeply.

Bert Cosgrove
A song that will never be outdated!

Brian Bunker
This song has all the words I needed to say to my first love

Chris Harris, Derby England.
Elton John's and Bernie Taupin's wonderful first single "Your Song" came at an age were I was beginning to take such songs to form the soundtrack of my life. Many years later, this song writing duo have featured very strongly throughout the years with their other releases as I have made my way into the afternoon of my life, though "Your Song has always remained my favourite. I cannot thank them enough for providing me with a soundtrack that I believe has actually made my very existance more Pleasurable.

Elton John's work gives to the world a fantastic collection of love through the music.

Dawn - Brockton, MA, USA
Elton John and Bernie Taupin are probably the best songwriting team of all time. While "Your Song" may be their greatest achievement in that it brought their talents to the mainstream, I would have to say that there are other John/Taupin songs that are just as great, if not greater. Just the sheer multitude of songs that they have co-written places them on the elite list of greatest partnerships of all time.

Simon, Middlesbrough
I've often heard 'Your Song' referred to as the definitive love song... and I couldn't agree more. It can be difficult to put your feelings for someone into words. 'Your Song' draws on that and achieves what many songwriters have long since struggled to do.

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