Who doesn’t love the music of Elton John and Bernie Taupin? With the many songs they’ve crafted together over the decades, it’s no wonder that plenty of today’s artists are influenced by the pair. So, when it came time to put together a covers compilation to honor their work, there was enough material for two sets to hit the marketplace! Ahead of the TV broadcast of Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A GRAMMY Salute, those albums, Revamp (#2) and Restoration (#4), were already selling well on iTunes, with three songs off the former release appearing in the top 100 on iTunes: “Bennie And The Jets” (#24) by John, P!nk and Logic, a new version of “Candle In The Wind” (#66) from Ed Sheeran and “Tiny Dancer” (#82) by Florence + The Machine. As of Wednesday morning, following the big show, plenty of John’s original versions have also returned to the top 200, including “I’m Still Standing” and “Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters”. The two compilations appear to be mirroring the success of another John and Taupin tribute set, 1991’s Two Rooms, which made the top 20 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Platinum. The “Rocket Man” is still high in the sky. (Images courtesy of Island Records and MCA Nashville)
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