Elton John Theme Week at #GVU

This week, the weekly theme for Global Voices United is Elton John songs.

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The Career of Elton John

What an amazing music career he’s had. It has spanned the last 60 years, and selling over 250 million records.

Awards

His awards include:

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In addition to achieving 38 gold and 31 platinum or multi-platinum albums, Elton John  has composed Broadway musicals and film soundtracks.

Musical and Film Soundtracks

These include:

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Collaborations

Elton John has collaborated with so many huge names, such as:

Personally, his collaboration with Eminem has to be the most unexpected. However, it is brilliant, and that’s no surprise. This performance was in response to protests from gay and lesbian activists, accusing Eminem of being a homophobe due to the lyrics in this song.

Charitable Work

Elton is Patron or Ambassador to 23 charities. He founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992, as well as continually championing LGBT social movements worldwide.

And Finally….

Funnily enough, I just so happened to watch The Lion King  film yesterday with my daughter. This was prior to finding out about the weekly theme. We and did a lot of crying! Here’s one of my Elton John OCs for the week, joined by the beautiful voice of Danny_SPG.

Do you have a favourite Elton song? Let me know in the comments.

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