Elton John: The Nation’s Favourite Song


In this 90 minute special, Sir Elton John talks to friend and fan David Walliams about an extraordinary career - and his songwriting partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin - spanning 50 years.

From Rocket Man to I’m Still Standing, Your Song to Candle In The Wind, alongside Bernie’s own stories, Elton reveals how his classic songs came about in a top 20 countdown, which culminates with the song that ITV viewers have voted the nation’s favourite Elton John song in an exclusive ITV poll.

The show also features contributions from some of Elton’s closest friends and best-known fans - including Ed Sheeran, Sting, Annie Lennox, Sir Rod Stewart, Chris Martin, Billy Joel, Kiki Dee, Rag’n’Bone Man, James Corden, Lionel Richie, Lulu, Stephen Fry, Boy George, Dionne Warwick, Sharon Osbourne and Rob Lowe.

This star-studded cast share what Elton’s vast catalogue of hits means to them - an extraordinary songbook featuring classics like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting), Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Crocodile Rock, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart and Are You Ready For Love. It’s a unique celebration - based around a candid conversation between Sir Elton and Walliams - in the same year that Elton also celebrated his 70th birthday.  

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