Song of the Day: Elton John, “Rocket Man”

This week is National Space Week, so let’s do a song today (and any other days for which I can’t find anything more appropriate. "Rocket Man" was the lead single from Elton John’s 1972 Honky Chateau album. It reached #2 in the UK and #6 in the US in 1973.

13 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Elton John, “Rocket Man”

  1. Hi John – to satisfy your questions above: Rocketman stars Taron Egerton as John, with Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila Eileen, John’s mother. The film follows John in his early days in England as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his musical partnership with Taupin, and is titled after John’s 1972 song “Rocket Man”. It was a fun one to watch … loved the song though – cheers Hilary


  2. Great song by Sir Elton. This would have been good for next Tuesday when William Shatner flies to “outer space” but maybe you are saving a song Shatner actually (gulp) sings.


        1. For some reason I couldn’t find it. Must have spelled something wrong. I see Gemma Jones is in it. Did you ever see “Duchess of Duke Street”? That was a great miniseries based on the book “Duchess of Germyn (sp?) Street,” about a woman who learns to be a great chef who later opens a hotel. I haven’t checked Acorn or Britbox for it, but I remember it was a great story…


  3. I actually watched the ‘Rocket Man’ movie for the first time the other day and really enjoyed it – I loved his music growing up, and still love it today! 🙂


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