8. “Your Song” by Elton John
Elton John cites this song as one of his favorites and plays it at most of his concerts. In an interview he once said, “I don’t think I have written a love song as good since.”Romantic lyrics: And you can tell everybody this is your song/it may be quite simple but now that it’s done/I hope you don’t mind that I put it down in words/ how wonderful life is while you’re in my world. Reuters

British singer Elton John is in talks to make a film about his life, his spokesman said on Friday, in response to media reports about a planned biopic called Rocketman.

Newspapers and websites said that Rocketman would be produced by John's partner David Furnish and Steve Hamilton Shaw and executive produced by the singer himself.

Playwright Lee Hall will provide the script.

Asked to comment on the reports, John's London spokesman replied only: Just discussions.

He did not expand on whether anyone had been singled out to play the lead in the movie, although the Sun tabloid said Scottish actor James McAvoy had been tipped for the role.

John and Hall have worked together before on the hit musical adaptation of the dance movie Billy Elliot.

Rocketman will be a radically different kind of biopic, Shaw told Hollywood entertainment website Deadline, adding that it would be non-linear and hyper-visual.

Initial reports of plans for a John biopic surfaced in early 2011.

The 64-year-old behind hits including Candle in the Wind and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was a child piano prodigy who rose from a part-time pub player to become one of the most successful recording artists of all time.

The glam rocker has sold an estimated 250 million records and won an Oscar and several Grammys.

John, Furnish and Shaw have worked together before on a movie through their Rocket Pictures venture. Their 3D animation Gnomeo and Juliet grossed $190 million at the global box office, according to website boxofficemojo.com.