Bennie And The Jets
Elton John
John Elton 1974 Bennie Jets 45
Hey kids, shake it loose together
The spotlight's hitting something
That's been known to change the weather
1974
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974 for one week
  • peaked at No. 37 on the UK Singles chart in 1976
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • RIAA certified Platinum record
  • from Elton John's seventh studio album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
  • the song was recorded in the studio - the applause and audience sounds were later added to the mix by producer Gus Dudgeon and came from previous Elton John concerts
  • written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  • Taupin has commented on his "Bennie and the Jets" lyrics: "I saw them as a proto-sci-fi punk band fronted by an androgynous woman who looks like something out of a Helmut Newton photograph. Years later, when I saw Robert Palmer's video for 'Addicted to Love,' I went, 'Hey that's Bennie and the Jets!'"
  • produced by Gus Dudgeon
  • recorded at Chateau d'Herouville, Herouville, France
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