Happy Birthday, Elton John! Look Back at His 6 #1 Albums

The Rocket Man was on fire in the 1970s

March 25, 2020

It’s 2020, and Elton John is still essential. He returned to Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart for the first time in 27 years by contributing to the new Ozzy Osbourne track, “Ordinary Man,” and he took home his second Academy Award for his Rocketman song “(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again.”

Elton boasts a lot of big years on his resume, but none bigger than the ones that fell between 1971 and 1976. In that timeframe, John scored seven #1 albums in a row on the Billboard 200, including a greatest hits collection. Here’s a look back at the six studio albums of that era and the songs that made them great.

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