The nation's favourite Elton John song ever is revealed

12 November 2017, 22:22

'Your Song' has been announced as the UK's best loved song by the legend that is Sir Elton John.

In a 90-minute special on ITV, it was revealed that the 1970 ballad came out on top as the very best Elton song, as voted for by members of the public.

'Candle in the Wind' came second in the list, followed by 'Rocket Man' in third. The top five was rounded out by 'I'm Still Standing' and 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' from The Lion King.

The programme also featured appearances from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Sting, Annie Lennox, Sir Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Chris Martin, Billy Joel, Kiki Dee, James Corden, Lulu, Stephen Fry, Boy George, Dionne Warwick, Sharon Osbourne and Rob Lowe, while David Walliams sat down with Elton to chat about the many highlights of his life and career.

14 best Elton John songs - the ultimate setlist

The special coincided with the release of Elton's latest huge 'greatest hits' box set titled Diamonds.

The full top 10 is:

10. Crocodile Rock
9. I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues
8. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (with George Michael)
7. Tiny Dancer
6. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (with Kiki Dee)
5. Can You Feel the Love Tonight
4. I'm Still Standing
3. Rocket Man
2. Candle in the Wind
1. Your Song 

Elton John

The film also featured Elton talking about his famous duet with George Michael on 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me'. Speaking about George, Elton said: “As soon as I start singing the song [live], a picture of George goes up, and that will be the case for as many times as we play that song. I loved him so much as an artist and a friend, and as a human being, he made that song something else.”

Meanwhile, Sir Rod Stewart also reflected on his pal's success, saying: “You’re sort of fair game if you’re in the public eye. But I think both of us now are revered by the press and loved by the British public because we’re both a couple of queens… I mean knights.”