5 Underrated Elton John Songs
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Elton John’s classic hits may project him to his well-deserved success, but it’s always his underrated ones that made the fans love him even more. It’s hard to pinpoint why these songs are undervalued in their time, but that’s not why we are here. These gems are well-hidden inside John’s numerous albums, and today, we are about to unearth the 5 greatest albeit underrated songs from the singer.
“Blues for Baby and Me” – Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player
Overshadowed by the likes of “Crocodile Rock” and “Daniel,” “Blues for Baby and Me” is a lovely ballad that deserves more than the attention it gets. Its orchestration is phenomenal, plus the lyrics are heartfelt and raw.
“Cage The Songbird” – Blue Moves
“Cage The Songbird” was Elton John’s tribute to the lovely French singer Edith Piaf. This gorgeous and mellow acoustic song was supposed to be a part of John’s Rock Of The Westies but didn’t happen since it doesn’t actually belong in the concept of the album.
“Madness” – A Single Man
“Madness” is the song where Elton refers to the problems of the world. The message is pretty powerful, and the orchestration evokes such feelings in great capacity.
“I’ve Seen the Saucers” – Caribou
Caribou is no doubt the singer’s underrated album full of hidden bright gems for discovery. “I’ve Seen the Saucers” is among the highlights.
“Ballad of The Boy in the Red Shoes” – Songs From The West Coast
A lovely song that fell victim to the poor promotion for commercial success, “Ballad of The Boy In The Red Shoes” is the singer’s pleas about AIDS. There is also a subtle reference to the late President Ronald Reagan: “The old man wouldn’t listen.”