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The best album credited to Elton John is Goodbye Yellow Brick Road which is ranked number 221 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 8,791.

Elton John is ranked number 133 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 18,996.

Elton John official website: http://web.eltonjohn.com

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Elton John best albums

The following albums by Elton John are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1974
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397
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Total albums: 47. Page 1 of 5

This may not be a complete discography for Elton John.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Elton John bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 1 0%
1970s 17 0%
1980s 12 0%
1990s 9 0%
2000s 5 0%
2010s 3 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 38 81%
Yes 9 19%
Live? Albums %
No 43 91%
Yes 4 9%

Elton John best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 91 (257 votes)Comments: 7
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(from the album Madman Across The Water)
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Rating: 90 (203 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Elton John)
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Rating: 88 (83 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Caribou)
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Rating: 88 (77 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Tumbleweed Connection)
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Rating: 87 (262 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)
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Rating: 87 (111 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Madman Across The Water)
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Rating: 87 (130 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Madman Across The Water)
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Rating: 87 (269 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)
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Rating: 87 (114 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Honky Château)
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Rating: 86 (20 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Songs From The West Coast)
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Rating: 86 (90 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 86 (48 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Caribou)
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Rating: 86 (66 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Too Low For Zero)
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Rating: 86 (63 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Elton John)
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Elton John ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 149 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 2% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 81.2/100, a mean average of 81.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.7/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 14.0.

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From 04/03/2021 16:29
For all the below comments on Elton John\'s artist rating: the problem is this site is called \'BestEverAlbums,\' not \'BestEverSingles.\' Imo, excepting Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (which itself suffers from the typical double-album bloat), Elton never put out full album experiences at the levels of other great artists. His ridiculous stretch of singles throughout the 70s made his legacy what it is today. This is to say, I agree he should be ranked higher, but his current ranking is the logical outcome of basing rankings on albums (he\'d probably be right up near the top if this was BestSinglesEver.com - I can think of very few other artists on this site whose twentieth highest rated song is an 86/100).\r\n\r\nWhen you have two Greatest Hits Albums full of classics that could each probably be doubled in length with little quality loss, you are a truly great artist. I have been listening to Elton John since I was a kid using my parents\' Greatest Hits CDs, and he still regularly features in my playlist rotation. He and Billy Joel are the gods of piano-based pop-rock, and I am sure I will still be listening to both of them when I am an old man myself.
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From 08/20/2020 03:06
Laughable that he's ranked as the 130th-best artist. I probably can't think of 30 better than him.
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From 11/03/2019 13:41
It’s been said in many comments already but bears repeating that Elton is underrated on this site. He was one of the great artists of the 1970s his run that decade rivals David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd and maybe a few others. His best songs rival even The Beatles. The rest of his career is nothing to sneeze at either still plenty of classic singles.
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From 10/01/2019 17:18
Painfully under-rated on this site, 130 in the artist rankings? How many other artists can release a double CD of greatest hits and there's not room for all of his hits? He could release a triple greatest hits album and there still would be no filler. There are 129 artists better than Elton John, the Egyptians built the great pyramid and the easter bunny is real.
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From 02/05/2019 16:23
I don't understand why Elton John is not rated in the top 20 on the BEA list. His volume of excellent and outstanding work should qualify him for something higher. He excels as singer, songwriter and musician. A true all-around talent.
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From 05/02/2016 11:18
Elton John is has released so much material in his lifetime that he has managed to become a favourite artist of mine even though I only really like/listen to 20% of his music (his 70s albums plus a few other songs). It always intrigued me why he relied on Bernie Taupin, Tim Rice and others for his lyrics, as often it's the music I'm in love with while the lyrics seem neither here nor there (e.g. Levon, Tiny Dancer). I'm sure he could have done just as good a job himself.
Elton John is a prolific talent whose music will always be memorable and hold special value.
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From 02/02/2015 00:12
Elton is a special artist for me. A musical genius, along with Stevie Wonder, who I grew up with just as my parents did when Elton debuted. Also like Stevie Wonder, he is very underrated on this site. Yes, after the late 70's, Elton has been merely a shadow of his former self, but his accomplishments speak for themselves.

Similar to Queen, he only has a few truly great albums, but his catalog of hits speak for itself as well. Yellow Brick Road is one of the most wonderful works of art in the history of popular music. Elton John is a legend.
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From 02/01/2015 22:30
Briliant singles artist - not quite at the same level when looking for whole albums.
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From 11/28/2014 20:55
My Icon!!!!!!!!!
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