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Watch Elton John performing “I’m Still Standing” on Stephen Colbert

Elton John on Stephen Colbert

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Watch Elton John performing “I’m Still Standing” on Stephen Colbert

Elton John performed a great version of “I’m Still Standing” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last monday. The song is a hit of 1983, that appears on John’s new compilation Diamonds.

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Song History

“I’m Still Standing” is from his Platinum-certified 1983 album, Too Low for Zero.

Because of the promotion video the song on then-new MTV, “I’m Still Standing” became a big hit for John on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at #1 in Canada and Switzerland, #4 in the UK, and #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The video, directed by Russell Mulcahy, was shot in Cannes (InterContinental Carlton Cannes) and Nice on the Côte d’Azur in France and features the colors of the French flag.

And he also played “Crocodile Rock”

Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, the song was recorded in summer 1972 at the Château d’Hérouville studio in France (it was listed as “Strawberry Studios” in the album’s credits), where John and his team had previously recorded the Honky Château album.

It was released on 27 October 1972 in the UK and 20 November 1972 in the U.S., as a pre-release single from his forthcoming 1973 album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player, and became his first U.S. number-one single, reaching the top spot on 3 February 1973, and stayed there for three weeks. In the U.S., it was certified Gold on 5 February 1973 and Platinum on 13 September 1995 by the RIAA.

Interview

John also sat for an interview with Colbert, that he discussed fatherhood “the best thing that ever happened to me” and remembered meeting his longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin.

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