Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John
So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough

Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1973
  • peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in 1973
  • peaked at No. 6 on the UK Singles chart in 1973
  • RIAA certified Platinum record
  • ranks #390 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • from the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
  • on the record:
       Elton John- lead vocals, piano
       Davey Johnstone- guitar, backing vocals
       Dee Murray- bass, backing vocals
       Nigel Olsson- drums, backing vocals
  • written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  • produced by Gus Dudgeon
  • engineered by David Hentschel
  • recorded at Château d'Hérouville, Hérouville, France (May 1973)
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