Happy Birthday, Sir Elton John! Born in 1947, the British singer, songwriter, composer and pianist turns 64 today.
He has worked with songwriter Bernie Taupin since 1967 and has collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
Elton John has sold more than 250 million records, which makes him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single Candle in the Wind from 1997 sold 33 million copies worldwide alone and is the best-selling single in Billboard history.
John has had more than 50 Top 40 hits including seven consecutive number one US albums.
All together he has won six Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award.
Rolling Stone magazine has ranked him number 49 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Beyond his music, he is heavily involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. He was also knighted in 1998. So in honor of his special day, let's take a look back at ten of his best songs.