Welcome to this post on Elton John album covers. Obviously this is a 70s site so I will be concentrating on Elton’s albums from then. I will try and add as many covers I can of all his albums.


Elton John Album Covers


Elton John had 16 albums out in the UK in the 70s, 13 of which made the top ten in the charts. This included 4 number 1 albums.

Elton John

In 1970 he released his first album to make the charts called Elton John which reached number 5 in the UK album charts. Elton and songwriter Bernie Taupin were only just into their twenties when this was released.


1. Your Song
2. I Need You To Turn To
3. Take Me To The Pilot
4. No Shoe Strings On Louise
5. First Episode At Hienton
6. Sixty Years On
7. Border Song
8. The Greatest Discovery
9. The Cage
10. The King Must Die



Tunbleweed Connection

The follow up album to Elton John was Tumbleweed Connection in 1971. This album reached number 2 in the UK album chart.

Track Listings

1. Ballad Of A Well-Known Gun
2. Come Down In Time
3. Country Comfort
4. Son Of Your Father
5. My Father’s Gun
6. Where To Now St. Peter?
7. Love Song
8. Talking Old Soldiers
9. Burn Down The Mission




The Elton John Live Album

Also in 1971 Elton released The Elton John Live album. This did not do so well in the charts peaking at number 20.

Side 1

  1. Take Me To The Pilot
  2. Honky Tonk Woman (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards)
  3. Sixty Years On
  4. Can I Put You On


Side 2

  1. Bad Side Of The Moon
  2. Burn Down The Mission (Includes parts of “My Baby Left Me” and “Get Back”)


Madman Across The Water

This album released in 1972 did not do well in the charts only reaching number 41. It included the song Tiny Dancer which was not released as a single in the UK but gets lots of airplay nowadays in 2021.


1. Tiny Dancer
2. Levon
3. Razor Face
4. Madman Across The Water
5. Indian Sunset
6. Holiday Inn
7. Rotten Peaches
8. All The Nasties
9. Goodbye


Honky Chateau

Elton John was riding high in the charts at number 2 with this offering also released in 1972.

Side 1

  1. Honky Cat
  2. Mellow
  3. I Think I’m Going To Kill Myself
  4. Susie (Dramas)
  5. Rocket Man


Side 2

  1. Salvation
  2. Slave
  3. Amy
  4. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  5. Hercules



Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player

His First Album to hit the top spot. Elton John made number 1 in 1973 with Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player.

Side 1

  1. Daniel
  2. Teacher I Need You
  3. Elderberry Wine
  4. Blues For Baby And Me


Side 2

  1. Have Mercy On The Criminal
  2. I’m Going To Be A Teenage Idol
  3. Texan Love Song
  4. Crocodile Rock
  5. High Flying Bird




Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton quickly followed up his number one success with another album chart topper Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Side 1

  1. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Candle In The Wind
  3. Bennie And The Jets


Side 2

  1. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  2. This Song Has No Title
  3. Grey Seal
  4. Jamaica Jerk-Off
  5. I’ve Seen That Movie Too


Side 3

  1. Sweet Painted Lady
  2. The Ballad Of Danny Bailey (1909-1934)
  3. Dirty Little Girl
  4. All The Girls Love Alice


Side 4

  1. Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock ‘n Roll)
  2. Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
  3. Roy Rogers
  4. Social Disease
  5. Harmony




Another Number 1 album for Elton in 1974.

Side 1

  1. The Bitch Is Back
  2. Pinky
  3. Grimsby
  4. Dixie Lily
  5. Solar Prestige A  Gammon
  6. You’re So Static


Side 2

  1. I’ve Seen The Saucers
  2. Stinker
  3. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  4. Ticking




Elton John’s Greatest Hits (1970 to 1974)

It is no surprise that this album made it to the top of the charts. Released in 1974.

Side 1

  1. Your Song
  2. Daniel
  3. Honky Cat
  4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  5. Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting


Side 2

  1. Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
  2. Bennie and the Jets
  3. Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  4. Border Song
  5. Crocodile Rock


elton john;s greatest hits album cover





Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy

This album was released in 1975 and reached number 2.

Side 1

  1. Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy
  2. Tower Of Babel
  3. Bitter Fingers
  4. Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
  5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight


Side 2

  1. (Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket
  2. Better Of Dead
  3. Writing
  4. We All Fall In Love Sometimes
  5. Curtains



Rock Of The Westies

Another album from 1975 and it reached number 5 in the album charts.

Side 1

  1. Medley: Yell Help / Wednesday Night / Ugly (John, Davey Johnstone, Taupin)
  2. Dan Dare (Pilot of the Future)
  3. Island Girl
  4. Grow Some Funk of Your Own (John, Johnstone, Taupin)
  5. I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)


Side 2

  1. Street Kids
  2. Hard Luck Story (Ann Orson & Carte Blanche)
  3. Feed Me
  4. Billy Bones and the White Bird



Here And There

This album made it to number 6 in 1976.

Side 1

  1. Skyline Pigeon
  2. Border Song
  3. Honky Cat
  4. Love Song (with Lesley Duncan)
  5. Crocodile Rock

Side 2

  1. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
  3. Bennie and the Jets
  4. Take Me to the Pilot


elton john here and there


Blue Moves

Elton also released this album in 1976 and made it to number 3.

Side 1

  1. Your Starter For…
  2. Tonight
  3. One Horse Town
  4. Chameleon


Side 2

  1. Boogie Pilgrim
  2. Cage the Songbird
  3. Crazy Water
  4. Shoulder Holster


Side 3

  1. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  2. Out of the Blue
  3. Between Seventeen and Twenty
  4. The Wide Eyed and Laughing
  5. Someone’s Final Song


Side 4

  1. Where’s the Shoorah?
  2. If There’s a God in Heaven (What’s He Waiting For?)
  3. Idol
  4. Theme From a Non-Existent TV Series
  5. Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance!)



Elton John’s Greatest Hits Vol II

Volume II didn’t do as well as the first greatest hits album. It peaked at number 6 in 1977.

Original international version

  1. The Bitch Is Back (fades out early)
  2. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  3. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  4. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Duet with Kiki Dee)
  5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  6. Philadelphia Freedom
  7. Island Girl
  8. Grow Some Funk of Your Own
  9. Bennie and the Jets
  10. Pinball Wizard


Elton John - Greatest Hits Volume II


A Single Man

This was the album Elton released in 1978. It managed to get to number 8.

Side 1

  1. Shine on Through
  2. Return to Paradise
  3. I Don’t Care
  4. Big Dipper
  5. It Ain’t Gonna Be Easy


Side 2

  1. Part-Time Love
  2. Georgia
  3. Shooting Star
  4. Madness
  5. Reverie
  6. Song for Guy



Victim Of Love

Elton’s final album of the decade did not do well in the charts only getting to number 41.

Side 1

  1. Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
  2. Warm Love in a Cold World (Pete Bellotte, Stefan Wisnet, Gunther Moll)
  3. Born Bad (Bellotte, Geoff Bastow)


Side 2

  1. Thunder in the Night (Bellotte, Michael Hofmann)
  2. Spotlight (Bellotte, Wisnet, Moll)
  3. Street Boogie (Bellotte, Wisnet, Moll)
  4. Victim of Love (Bellotte, Sylvester Levay, Jerry Rix)



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