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  • 1. 

    Elton John wrote the song "Philadelphia Freedom" as a tribute to what tennis star?

    • A.

      Billie Jean King

    • B.

      Chris Evert

    • C.

      Rosemary Casals

    • D.

      Martina Navratilova

    Correct Answer
    A. Billie Jean King
    Explanation
    Elton John wrote the song "Philadelphia Freedom" as a tribute to Billie Jean King. Billie Jean King is a renowned tennis star who had a significant impact on the sport and women's rights. The song was released in 1975 and was a way for Elton John to express his admiration and support for King's achievements and contributions to tennis.

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  • 2. 

    What Elton John hit begins: "It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside."?

    • A.

      Your Song

    • B.

      Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    • C.

      Madman Across the Water

    • D.

      Crocodile Rock

    Correct Answer
    A. Your Song
    Explanation
    "Your Song" is the correct answer because the lyrics of the song begin with the line "It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside." This line is instantly recognizable to fans of Elton John and is often associated with the song. The other options, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Madman Across the Water," and "Crocodile Rock," do not have lyrics that match the given line.

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  • 3. 

    What Elton John song describes the journey of a Mars-bound astronaut?

    • A.

      Space Oddity

    • B.

      I've Seen That Movie, Too

    • C.

      Rocket Man

    • D.

      Bennie and the Jets

    Correct Answer
    C. Rocket Man
    Explanation
    "Rocket Man" by Elton John describes the journey of a Mars-bound astronaut. The lyrics of the song talk about the astronaut's loneliness and isolation in space, as well as his longing for his family back on Earth. The term "Rocket Man" is used metaphorically to represent the astronaut's profession and his experience of being far away from home, floating in space. The song became one of Elton John's most popular and iconic hits, capturing the imagination of listeners with its vivid portrayal of an astronaut's journey.

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  • 4. 

    Elton John scored a number one hit in 1975 with his cover of what song by The Beatles?

    • A.

      Back in the USSR

    • B.

      With A Little Help From My Friends

    • C.

      Eleanor Rigby

    • D.

      Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

    Correct Answer
    D. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
    Explanation
    Elton John scored a number one hit in 1975 with his cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by The Beatles. This song was originally released by The Beatles in 1967 as part of their album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Elton John's cover version became a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts. The song is known for its psychedelic and imaginative lyrics, and Elton John's rendition captured the essence of the original while adding his own unique style and vocal performance.

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  • 5. 

    Elton John wrote the music to which song with a title that means "No Worries"?

    • A.

      Jambo Bwana

    • B.

      Pumbaa

    • C.

      Wimboweh

    • D.

      Hakuna Matata

    Correct Answer
    D. Hakuna Matata
    Explanation
    Elton John wrote the music for the song "Hakuna Matata." This song is from the Disney movie "The Lion King" and has a title that means "No Worries" in Swahili. Elton John's contribution to the music of "Hakuna Matata" helped make it a popular and memorable song in the film.

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  • 6. 

    What Elton John song did Beastie Boys featuring Biz Markie record?

    • A.

      Bennie and The Jets

    • B.

      Border Song

    • C.

      Levon

    • D.

      Daniel

    Correct Answer
    A. Bennie and The Jets
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bennie and The Jets". The Beastie Boys, along with Biz Markie, recorded a cover version of Elton John's hit song "Bennie and The Jets". This collaboration showcased their unique blend of rap and hip-hop with the iconic melody and lyrics of the original track.

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  • 7. 

    In what year did John release his debut album Empty Sky?

    • A.

      1967

    • B.

      1969

    • C.

      1972

    • D.

      1975

    Correct Answer
    B. 1969
    Explanation
    John released his debut album Empty Sky in 1969, marking the beginning of his solo career after leaving Bluesology.

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  • 8. 

    Which Elton John song is featured on the album "A Single Man"?

    • A.

      Bennie And The Jets

    • B.

      Big Dipper

    • C.

      Believe

    • D.

      Better Off Dead

    Correct Answer
    B. Big Dipper
    Explanation
    "Big Dipper" is the correct answer because it is a song featured on Elton John's album "A Single Man".

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  • 9. 

    What Elton John song, originally written in tribute to Marilyn Monroe, was later re-recorded in tribute to Princess Diana?

    • A.

      Can I Put You On

    • B.

      Burn Down The Mission

    • C.

      Can You Feel The Love Tonight

    • D.

      Candle In The Wind

    Correct Answer
    D. Candle In The Wind
    Explanation
    "Candle In The Wind" is the correct answer because it was originally written by Elton John as a tribute to Marilyn Monroe in 1973. However, after the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997, Elton John re-recorded the song with modified lyrics as a tribute to her. The re-recorded version became a huge hit and is one of Elton John's most famous songs.

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  • 10. 

    Sleeping With the Past, an Elton John album released in 1989, contains which of the following songs?

    • A.

      Circle Of Life

    • B.

      Candle In The Wind (Acoustic Mix)

    • C.

      Candy By The Pound

    • D.

      Club At The End Of The Street

    Correct Answer
    D. Club At The End Of The Street
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Club At The End Of The Street." This song is included in Elton John's album Sleeping With the Past, which was released in 1989. The album features various tracks, including "Circle Of Life," "Candle In The Wind (Acoustic Mix)," and "Candy By The Pound," but the specific song mentioned in the question is "Club At The End Of The Street."

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  • 11. 

    Which Elton John song begins with the line: "Hello, baby hello, haven't seen your face for a while?

    • A.

      Grow Some Funk Of Your Own

    • B.

      Grimsby

    • C.

      Harmony

    • D.

      Hard Luck Story

    Correct Answer
    C. Harmony
    Explanation
    "Harmony" is the correct answer because it is the only song among the given options that begins with the line: "Hello, baby hello, haven't seen your face for a while." The other options do not match the given line.

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  • 12. 

    What Elton John song first appeared on the album "Friends"?

    • A.

      High Flying Bird

    • B.

      Here's To The Next Time

    • C.

      Holiday Inn

    • D.

      Honey Roll

    Correct Answer
    D. Honey Roll
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Honey Roll." This song first appeared on Elton John's album "Friends."

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  • 13. 

    Which of these Elton John songs features on the compilation album "Rare Masters"?

    • A.

      Honky Tonk Women

    • B.

      House Of Cards

    • C.

      Honky Cat

    • D.

      House

    Correct Answer
    B. House Of Cards
    Explanation
    "House Of Cards" is the correct answer because it is one of the Elton John songs that features on the compilation album "Rare Masters".

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following Elton John tracks features the lyric "When the shrill winds are screaming and the evening is still"?

    • A.

      Just Like Strange Rain

    • B.

      Kiss The Bride

    • C.

      Just Like Noah's Ark

    • D.

      Lady Samantha

    Correct Answer
    D. Lady Samantha
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Lady Samantha." This track by Elton John features the lyric "When the shrill winds are screaming and the evening is still."

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  • 15. 

    Which of these Elton John songs features on the album "Made in England"?

    • A.

      Lies

    • B.

      Levon

    • C.

      Cold heart

    • D.

      Let Me Be Your Car

    Correct Answer
    A. Lies
    Explanation
    The song "Lies" features on the album "Made in England" by Elton John.

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  • 16. 

    In 1971, Elton John sang "Get a load of him, he's so insane" in which song which is also the album title?

    • A.

      Madman Across The Water

    • B.

      Made In England

    • C.

      Love's Got A Lot To Answer For

    • D.

      Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

    Correct Answer
    A. Madman Across The Water
    Explanation
    In 1971, Elton John sang "Get a load of him, he's so insane" in the song "Madman Across The Water," which is also the title of the album.

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  • 17. 

    What song by Elton John features in its video clip a Russian female soldier?

    • A.

      My Strongest Suit

    • B.

      Mona Lisa And Mad Hatters

    • C.

      My Father's Gun

    • D.

      Nikita

    Correct Answer
    D. Nikita
    Explanation
    The song "Nikita" by Elton John features a Russian female soldier in its video clip.

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  • 18. 

    Which of these Elton John songs features on the album "A Single Man"?

    • A.

      Religion

    • B.

      Restless

    • C.

      Return To Paradise

    • D.

      Recover Your Soul

    Correct Answer
    C. Return To Paradise
    Explanation
    "Return To Paradise" is the correct answer because it is a song that features on the album "A Single Man" by Elton John.

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  • 19. 

    Which Elton John song begins with the line: "When I was a boy I had a lot of fun, I lived by the sea, I was a fisherman's son"?

    • A.

      Salvation

    • B.

      Satellite

    • C.

      Screw You (Young Man's Blues)

    • D.

      Saint

    Correct Answer
    C. Screw You (Young Man's Blues)
  • 20. 

    Which of the following Elton John tracks begins with the lyric "There's a dusty old gutter he's lying in now, he's blind and he's old"?

    • A.

      Tell Me When The Whistle Blows

    • B.

      Teacher I Need You

    • C.

      Talking Old Soldiers

    • D.

      Tell Me What The Papers Say

    Correct Answer
    A. Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tell Me When The Whistle Blows". This track by Elton John begins with the lyric "There's a dusty old gutter he's lying in now, he's blind and he's old".

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  • 21. 

    Which Elton John song was also recorded by and performed often live by Tina Turner?

    • A.

      Texan Love Song

    • B.

      The Bitch Is Back

    • C.

      The Ballad Of Danny Bailey

    • D.

      The Big Picture

    Correct Answer
    B. The Bitch Is Back
    Explanation
    "The Bitch Is Back" is the correct answer because it is a song by Elton John that was also recorded by and frequently performed live by Tina Turner.

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  • 22. 

    Which Elton John song begins with the line: "I've been out on this road some"?

    • A.

      The Bridge

    • B.

      The Camera Never Lies

    • C.

      The Cage

    • D.

      The Captain and The Kid

    Correct Answer
    D. The Captain and The Kid
    Explanation
    "The Captain and The Kid" is the correct answer because it is the only option that matches the given line from the Elton John song. The other options do not begin with the mentioned line.

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  • 23. 

    Which song came from Elton John's album "Songs from the West Coast"?

    • A.

      The Wasteland

    • B.

      The One

    • C.

      The Retreat

    • D.

      The North

    Correct Answer
    A. The Wasteland
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Wasteland" because it is the only option that matches a song title from Elton John's album "Songs from the West Coast".

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  • 24. 

    Which song by Eric Clapton did Elton John and Mark Knopfler join Clapton on stage to perform this at the 6th annual "Prince's Trust Rock Gala"?

    • A.

      Broken Down

    • B.

      Cocaine

    • C.

      Change The World

    • D.

      Can't Find My Way Home

    Correct Answer
    B. Cocaine
    Explanation
    Elton John and Mark Knopfler joined Eric Clapton on stage to perform the song "Cocaine" at the 6th annual "Prince's Trust Rock Gala".

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  • 25. 

    What was the name of the blues band formed by John in 1962?

    • A.

      Bluesology

    • B.

      Elton John Band

    • C.

      Rocketman

    • D.

      Honky Château

    Correct Answer
    A. Bluesology
    Explanation
    John formed the blues band Bluesology in 1962 before embarking on his solo career.

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  • 26. 

    Elton John sang, "Burn down the mission, if"?

    • A.

      You Want To Stay Alive

    • B.

      You Want To Keep Warm

    • C.

      You Want To Get Warm

    • D.

      You Want To Die

    Correct Answer
    A. You Want To Stay Alive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You Want To Stay Alive". This is because the phrase "Burn down the mission" implies a sense of urgency and desperation. By burning down the mission, the speaker is suggesting that it is necessary to take drastic measures in order to survive.

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  • 27. 

    Which Elton John tune did The Beach Boys record in 1991?

    • A.

      Rocket Man

    • B.

      Daniel

    • C.

      Philadelphia Freedom

    • D.

      Crocodile Rock

    Correct Answer
    D. Crocodile Rock
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Crocodile Rock." In 1991, The Beach Boys recorded a cover version of Elton John's hit song "Crocodile Rock." This song was originally released by Elton John in 1972 and became a chart-topping hit. The Beach Boys' version of the song was part of a tribute album called "Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin." The album featured various artists covering Elton John's songs, and The Beach Boys' rendition of "Crocodile Rock" was one of the tracks included.

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  • 28. 

    What was the only make of car mentioned in the Elton John hit "Crocodile Rock"?

    • A.

      Chevy

    • B.

      Rolls Royce

    • C.

      Dodge

    • D.

      Ford

    Correct Answer
    A. Chevy
    Explanation
    In the Elton John hit "Crocodile Rock," the only make of car mentioned is Chevy.

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  • 29. 

    Which 80's classic LP by Elton John had the smashes, "I'm Still Standing" and "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues"?

    • A.

      Jump Up!

    • B.

      Too Low For Zero

    • C.

      21 At 33

    • D.

      Reg Strikes Back

    Correct Answer
    B. Too Low For Zero
    Explanation
    "Too Low For Zero" is the correct answer because this album, released in 1983, includes the hit songs "I'm Still Standing" and "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues." These two songs were popular during the 80s and are well-known tracks from Elton John's discography. The album itself was a commercial success and helped solidify Elton John's status as a prominent artist of that era.

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  • 30. 

    What decade is the hit single "Little Jeannie" by Elton John from?

    • A.

      Nineties

    • B.

      Eighties

    • C.

      Sixties

    • D.

      Seventies

    Correct Answer
    B. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Little Jeannie" by Elton John is from the Eighties.

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  • 31. 

    What decade is the hit single "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" by Elton John from?

    • A.

      Seventies

    • B.

      Eighties

    • C.

      Nineties

    • D.

      Sixties

    Correct Answer
    B. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" by Elton John is from the eighties. This can be inferred from the given options, where each option represents a different decade. Since the eighties is the only option that matches the correct answer, it can be concluded that the hit single is from that decade.

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