500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Elton John, 'Tiny Dancer'

397. Elton John, 'Tiny Dancer'

Writers: John, Bernie Taupin
Producer: Gus Dudgeon
Released: Nov. '71, Uni
7 weeks; No. 41

Lyricist Taupin wrote this 1971 song about his first wife, Maxine Feibelman, who really was a seamstress for John's band and obviously did marry a music man. John's skyrocketing melody got a little help from Paul Buckmaster's strings and from Rick Wakeman, soon to join prog-rockers Yes, who played organ. "Tiny Dancer" was revived in the 2000 film Almost Famous.

Appears on: Madman Across the Water (Island)


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