Greatest Hits (album) by Elton John

Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits by Elton John (1974)
Overall rank: 3,759th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 140 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1974 (61st)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (663rd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,759th)
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Elton John - Greatest Hits LP - MCA - 37215 (EX)
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Time left: 25m 11s
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Elton John - CD - Greatest hits II (1973-76) ...
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Greatest Hits is ranked 8th best out of 47 albums by Elton John on

The best album by Elton John is Goodbye Yellow Brick Road which is ranked number 240 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,238.

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From YoungPunk 04/08/2018 22:15
Elton John is severely underrated here!
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From Tamthebam 10/17/2016 09:32
One of the better Greatest Hits albums, this captures the period 1970-74 in Eltons career. It is just one great song after another, obviously time restrictions appllied given that a vinyl record can only hold about 25 mins of music per side before the sound starts to be affected. Otherwise Tiny Dancer and Burn Down The Mission would have been included.
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From PlayTime 01/25/2015 06:10
Can't go wrong with this collection but it's a little threadbare in the digital era, barely scratching the surface of John's music from his classic period. There are better collections available now. Better yet, get acquainted with some of the original albums.
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From swhaze 12/18/2014 16:30
This is one of the best single disc compilation albums of all time - hit after hit.
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From Rufus 09/08/2012 01:03
Good way to discover Elton's early work (that is, the hits that made him famous). But if your looking for great music start to finish in one recording, try Captain Fantastic or Yellow Brick Road.
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2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
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