The 20 Essential Piano Songs

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Elton John is celebrating a big birthday today! The legendary singer turns 70.

John is still going strong–he released his latest album, Wonderful Crazy Night, last year to rave reviews from Rolling Stone, The Independent, and The Guardian.

Elton is not only recognized by his powerful pipes, but he’s known for his piano prowess. The Red Piano was a tour that started with a Las Vegas residency featuring the signature scarlet grand piano seen above.

To honour the man behind the keys, we’re counting down our Top 20 favourite songs featuring the piano.  Did your favourite make the list? Let us know in the comments below!

20. The Beatles – Hey Jude

19. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

18. Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls

17. The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil

16. Billy Joel – Piano Man

15. Stevie Wonder – For Once In My Life

14. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

13. The Eagles – Desperado

12. Journey – Don’t Stop Believing

11. Guns N Roses – November Rain

10. The Doors – Riders On The Storm

9. Ray Charles – What’d I Say, Pt. 1 & 2

8. Warren Zevon – Werewolves Of London

7. Billy Preston – Nothing From Nothing

6. Little Richard – Long Tall Sally

5. Supertramp – Breakfast In America

4. Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out

3. The Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays

2. Kiss – Beth

1. John Lennon – Imagine

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