Rocket Man
Elton John
John Elton 1972 Rocket Man 45

I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972
  • peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles chart in 1972
  • ranks #245 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • from the album Honky Château (1972)
  • on the record:
       Elton John- lead vocals, piano
       Davey Johnstone- guitar, backing vocals
       Dee Murray- bass guitar, backing vocals
       Nigel Olsson- drums, backing vocals
       David Hentschel- ARP synthesiser
  • written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  • produced by Gus Dudgeon
  • recorded at Chateau d'Herouville, Herouville, France
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