Watch Elton John's amazing performance of 'Bennie and the Jets' on US TV

23 November 2017, 11:14

Sir Elton John has given a rousing performance of one of his best-loved hits on American TV.

The pop icon dropped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, and played his classic anthem 'Bennie and the Jets' as part of a mini set. Watch the performance above.

This is the second time in a month he has appeared on the late night talk show. Last week, he played 'Crocodile Rock' and 'I'm Still Standing' to celebrate the release of his latest greatest hits compilation Diamonds.

During the interview, Elton said that becoming a father was the "best thing" that ever happened to him, and he also discussed meeting his longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.

"I was in a terrible band, not a terrible band, but a mediocre band, and I was getting fed up playing to people who were eating fish and chips," he remembered.

"I saw an advertisement from a record company that said, 'singers and songwriters wanted' ... I was very chubby, I was shy, I wasn't the lead singer, I was just the piano player in the band, but I was so fed up."

After telling his label that he couldn't write lyrics, he had a chance meeting with Taupin, and the partnership remains to this day.

'Your Song' was recently voted the nation's favourite Elton John song. Good choice!