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
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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