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The Best Elton John Albums of All Time

Updated May 29, 2018 7.5k votes 1.0k voters 18.0k views43 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Elton John is considered by many to be one of the greatest piano rock and soft rock artists of all time. And, while he doesn't write the lyrics for most of his top songs, he's still made some great albums throughout his prolific career. This is a list of the best Elton John albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Elton John discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Elton John albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Elton John singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums.

If you think the greatest Elton John album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Elton John album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. If you want to know, "What is the Best Elton John album of all time?" or "What are the top Elton John albums?" then this list will answer your questions. List of albums include Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Madman Across the Water and many more. 

This list of popular Elton John CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Vote up your favorite albums below, and vote down the ones you think shouldn't be near the top.

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  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road1

    ArtistElton John

    TracksThis Song Has No Title, All the Girls Love Alice, Harmony

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Soft rock, Glam rock

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  • Madman Across the Water2

    ArtistElton John

    TracksAll the Nasties, Madman Across the Water, Tiny Dancer

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Soft rock, Pop rock, Piano rock

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  • Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player3

    ArtistElton John

    ProducerGus Dudgeon

    TracksTeacher I Need You, Crocodile Rock, Have Mercy on the Criminal

    Length (mins)00:42:54

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Soft rock, Glam rock

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  • Honky Château4

    ArtistElton John

    TracksSusie (Dramas), Mellow, Amy

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Piano rock

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  • Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy5

    ArtistElton John

    ProducerGreg Penny, Gus Dudgeon

    TracksTower of Babel, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

    Length (mins)00:46:58

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Glam rock

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  • Tumbleweed Connection6

    ArtistElton John

    TracksLove Song, Come Down in Time, Country Comfort

    Genres (Music)Progressive rock, Rock music, Country, Americana, Rock and roll

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  • Elton John7
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    ArtistElton John

    ProducerGus Dudgeon

    TracksFirst Episode at Hienton, The King Must Die, Your Song

    Length (mins)00:39:31

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Soft rock, Symphonic rock

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  • Too Low for Zero8

    ArtistElton John

    ProducerChris Thomas

    TracksOne More Arrow, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues

    Length (mins)00:44:08

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Soft rock, Pop rock

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  • Caribou9
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    ArtistElton John

    ProducerGus Dudgeon

    TracksI've Seen the Saucers, Ticking, Stinker

    Length (mins)00:45:15

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Glam rock

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  • Blue Moves10
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    ArtistElton John

    TracksOut of the Blue, Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance!), Tonight

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Songs From the West Coast11

    ArtistElton John

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Soft rock, Pop rock, Piano rock

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  • Rock of the Westies12

    ArtistElton John

    TracksGrow Some Funk of Your Own, Street Kids, Billy Bones and the White Bird

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Hard rock

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  • Made in England13

    ArtistElton John

    ProducerGreg Penny

    TracksHouse, Cold, Blessed

    Length (mins)00:53:04

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music

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  • Sleeping with The Past14
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  • A Single Man15
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    ArtistElton John

    TracksI Don't Care, Return to Paradise, Part-Time Love

    Length (mins)00:48:46

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Disco

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  • The Fox16
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    ArtistElton John

    ProducerChris Thomas

    TracksFanfare, Just Like Belgium, Breaking Down Barriers

    Length (mins)00:45:38

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, New Wave, Soft rock, Pop rock

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  • Empty Sky17
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    ArtistElton John

    TracksEmpty Sky, Skyline Pigeon, Western Ford Gateway

    Length (mins)00:40:53

    Genres (Music)Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Art rock, Psychedelic folk

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  • The One18
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    ArtistElton John

    ProducerChris Thomas

    TracksThe One, Simple Life, The Last Song

    Length (mins)00:58:07

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music

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  • Breaking Hearts19

    ArtistElton John

    ProducerChris Thomas

    TracksLi'l 'Frigerator, Restless, Did He Shoot Her?

    Length (mins)00:40:48

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Soft rock, Pop rock

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  • Jump Up20
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    ArtistElton John

    TracksSpiteful Child, Ball & Chain, Blue Eyes

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Soft rock, Pop rock, Piano rock

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  • Reg Strikes Back21

    ArtistElton John

    ProducerChris Thomas

    TracksA Word in Spanish, Town of Plenty, Japanese Hands

    Length (mins)00:41:56

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music

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  • The Diving Board22

    ArtistElton John

    TracksMexican Vacation (Kids In the Candlelight), The Ballad of Blind Tom, Home Again

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Soft rock

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  • Peachtree Road23

    ArtistElton John

    TracksTurn the Lights Out When You Leave, Too Many Tears, All That I'm Allowed

    Length (mins)00:52:07

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Country, Country rock

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  • The Captain & the Kid24

    ArtistElton John

    TracksI Must Have Lost It on the Wind, Just Like Noah's Ark, Old '67

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock, Piano rock

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  • Friends25
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