10 Underrated Elton John Songs

Elton's Song

"Elton's Song" from the 1981 album The Fox, delves into themes of heartbreak and unrequited love, showcasing John's emotive storytelling.

Blues For My Baby and Me

"Blues For My Baby and Me" (1973) features strings by cellist Paul Buckmaster and guitar and sitar by Davey Johnstone, adding rich texture to the song.

One Day at a Time

Elton John covered John Lennon's "One Day at a Time" in 1974, with Lennon himself providing background harmonies, blending their iconic styles.

The North

"The North," from John's 1992 album The One, was co-written with Bernie Taupin, reflecting their enduring songwriting partnership and evocative lyrics.

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Released in 1991, "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" topped charts in the UK and US, highlighting the collaborative magic of John and Taupin.

Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

Inspired by "Spanish Harlem," John's 1972 hit "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" received rave reviews and remains one of his personal favorites.


Featured on John's 1976 album, "Chameleon" includes backing vocals by Bruce Johnston and Toni Tennille, adding depth to this underrated track.

Holiday Inn

The final verse of "Holiday Inn" was added back during John's 1971 BBC performance, enhancing the song's storytelling.


Produced by Gus Dudgeon, this 7-minute song was recorded at Caribou Ranch, a studio famous for hosting artists like Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks.

The Ballad of Danny Bailey

From the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, this song narrates the life of a young mobster involved in the moonshine trade during Prohibition.