Watch Elton John Perform “I’m Still Standing” On Colbert

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Elton John gave a stirring rendition of his 1983 hit “I’m Still Standing” on The Late Show on Monday.

The track is a part of John’s new greatest hits compilation, Diamonds, collecting his favourite works with songwriter Bernie Taupin.

He also sat down with Stephen Colbert for an interview.

“I was in a terrible band, not a terrible band, but a mediocre band, and I was getting fed up playing to people who were eating fish and chips,” John remembered. “I saw an advertisement from a record company that said, ‘singers and songwriters wanted’ … I was very chubby, I was shy, I wasn’t the lead singer, I was just the piano player in the band, but I was so fed up.” It was through this that John ended up connecting with Taupin.

John also performed his classic “Crocodile Rock”, a crowd favourite.

Diamonds is available in the MusicVaultz store on CD, vinyl, and 3CD deluxe edition.

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