What Are The Odds Elton John Performs These Hits On Farewell Tour

Sir Elton John is taking fans down the yellow brick road one final time as he continues on his extensive Farewell World Tour. The iconic musician has embarked on an ambitious run that includes over 300 tour dates, and features stops in nearly every continent.
Thus far, each night has consisted of nearly three hours worth of material - with standing ovations after practically every song - and is filled with hits from John's enormous musical catalog as well as numerous covers. With a stage presence and musical flare that only Elton John could conjure, fans around the world are being treated to what can be considered a once in a lifetime experience. Considering the musical veteran's 50 years of touring, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has earned a respect and demand from fans unprecedented by any other artist.
With such a massive catalog of music, it can be hard to guess which songs will make the setlist on the pop sensation's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour as it continues on. However, we've done the math and discovered the odds for some of your favorite songs!
(Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket (0.9% / 1.0%)
First Played: June 21, 1975
Total Shows Played Since: 3,377
Released off of John's Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy in May 1975, this song is his most rock infused track on the album. Full of grit, passion and guitar riffs that force an air guitar rendition from even the most conservative of listeners, this underplayed song truly features some of the icon's best work. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy marked the end of an era, as it was the last time the original Elton John Band (guitarist Davey Johnstone, bassist Dee Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson) would play together on record until 1983's Too Low for Zero.
A Word in Spanish (1.6%)
First Played: September 9, 1988
Total Shows Played Since: 2,575
A song just as seductive as its coinciding music video, “A Word In Spanish” was the third single from John’s 1988 album Reg Strikes Back. An 80's classic, this song is a slow burn that inspires spontaneous salsa dancing and features a beautiful guitar solo to boot. Another plus? The music video was choreographed by Kenny Ortega, who worked extensively with Michael Jackson and on the film Dirty Dancing.
Blue Eyes (9.8%)
First Played: March 19, 1982
Total Shows Played Since: 3,036
"Blue Eyes" from the singer's 1982 album Jump Up, earned John a Grammy nomination for his impeccable vocal performance. This piano heavy tune celebrates the beauty in simplicity and showcases the "Rocket Man's" signature vocals as well as demanding lyrical talents.
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (7.1%)
First Played: September 9, 1994
Total Shows Played Since: 2,193
Everyone knows this gem, helped made famous by Disney's smash hit film The Lion King. Composed by John and with lyrics by Tim Rice, the hit song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Original Song. While this song has been covered extensively by many talented artists over the years, none can compare to the brilliance of Elton John's voice.
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (4.6%)
First Played: June 3, 1988
Total Shows Played Since: 2,582
"Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters" is the fourth track on the second side of the 1972 Honky Château album. Pulling inspiration from Ben E. King's "Spanish Harlem," this simple tune was inspired by lyricist Bernie Taupin's first visit to New York. It has remained one of John's personal favorites as it alternates it themes from optimism to despair, a true embodiment of life's ups and downs.

Get the full list of dates for Elton John's extensive Farewell World Tour on his official website. Remaining dates include stops in North America, Europe and Australia and will continue into 2020.
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