Your Song

Song 9:365 is Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s classic from 1970, Your Song. The song was actually released as the B-side to Take Me to the Pilot but DJs preferred Your Song and it received more air-play. It was replaced as the A-side and eventually made the top ten in many countries.

The cryptic line “I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss” refers to the fact that Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics after breakfast one morning on the roof of 20 Denmark Street, London, where Elton John was working for a music publishing company as an office boy.

My favourite version of the song is the rerecording made in 2002 by Elton John and the opera singer Alessandro Safina which was recorded for the first Sport Relief event.

There’s more Elton John in my collection here, and if this is your first visit, find out why I’m posting a song a day here.