elton john Archive

17 Jul 2018

100 Songs That Didn’t Make the Top 40 – Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts that show what a crock of bull Billboard’s Top 40 can be. Granted, since my self-imposed exile from the Hot 100 in the 2000s, I can’t really comment
18 Jan 2010

‘I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues’ – Elton John

A few days ago, Elton John’s “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” found its way into the rotation on my iPhone, and I relished in the perfection of that song. It’s one of the
10 Oct 2009

Billy Joel and Elton John: Cool or Uncool?

I’m reading Chuck Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs : A Low Culture Manifesto right now. It’s one of those books which automatically makes you think, “Dang, I could write that. Why didn’t I write that?” One