5 Songs Written by Elton John for Other Artists

Though 76-year-old British singer/songwriter Elton John has retired from touring, his imprint on music and history will never be forgotten.

John is known for songs like “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Bennie and the Jets,” but he has also written many songs for other musicians, some famous and some not.

Below are five songs John wrote for various artists. Elton John wrote these five songs for other singers you may not know.

This Tina Turner and Angélique Kidjo song is from the 1999 Elton John and Tim Rice concept album. 

Easy as Life” is the third track on the album, which inspired the 2000 Broadway musical Aida, a fresh version of the 1800s opera based on a children's book. 

 Other notable Elton-Rice artists include Lenny Kravitz, the Spice Girls, and others.

Elton John recorded this song alongside British singer Tom Robinson for his 1980 album 21 at 33, but Robinson first cut it in 1979. 

Robinson recorded his rendition on Cabaret 79: Glad to Be Gay, a 16-track CD recorded at Gay Pride events in 1979 to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots.

'Pop music is extremely necessary now—uplifting people is good,' says Belinda Carlisle.