Let’s dive into one of the most beautiful and everlasting songs by Elton John – Candle in the Wind.
Elton John is a worldwide known artist, an English singer, and one of the most famous artists and best-selling music artists of all time.
He is an amazing artist and has released more than 30 albums, with over 300 million records sold.
Candle in the Wind by Elton John and Bernie Taupin was written in 1973 as a tribute to Marilyn Monroe.
The song was featured on the album named Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which was released in the same year.
The title and also the lyric that is repeated many times - Candle in the Wind - is expressing the short life that Marilyn lived.
Elton John is also expressing the regrets he feels for not knowing her better because he was just a kid at that time.
The free Candle in the Wind piano sheet music is composed in the original key of E major and it starts with a nostalgic line - Goodbye, Norma Jeane.
Aside from Elton John, the song also features three well-known artists: Davey Johnstone (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Dee Murray (bass, backing vocals), and Nigel Olsson (drums, backing vocals).
As it got very popular, the song became No. 11 on the UK charts in 1974.
A live version of the song was recorded in Sydney, Australia, on December 14th, 1986.
The live version was released on another album titled Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, which was available to the public in 1987.
One year later, it reached number five on the UK Singles Chart and number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 music chart, and in 1988 the live version was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
When Elton John made the rewritten version, in 1997, as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, the first line changed from "Goodbye Norma Jean" to "Goodbye England's Rose".
This version of the free Candle in the Wind piano sheets also got very popular and it got on the first position on music charts in many countries.
It is said that the 1997’s version had a bigger success than the original version.
The song has been covered by many artists and bands, including Sandy Danny, David Tayler, Wing, and Ed Sheeran.