Rocket Man is a song written by the English singer Elton John, in collaboration with his partner Bernie Taupin. The song was originally performed by Elton John and it is part of the album named Honky Chateau.
Elton John is a very talented singer, pianist, songwriter, and composer and he has sold more than 300 million records, and he is recognized as one of the best-selling music artists.
Rocket Man belongs to the soft rock genre, it has 4 minutes and 41 seconds. The song was released on the 7th of April 1972.
The song was a success and won a lot of prizes, was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry, and was certified 3 times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Looking into the free Rocket Man piano sheet music composition, we can find elements like piano, lead vocals, electric slide, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, and drums. The song is a highly arranged ballad anchored by piano and a processed slide guitar.
The song was interpreted by many well-known artists, like for example Kate Bushe’s version, in 1991, William Shanter’s version from 1978, or David Fonseca’s version in 2007.
Rocket Man's original music video was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2017, and it presents the characters and action through a cartoon movie. The story was inspired by the short story The Rocket Man in The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, and it also shows the theme of David Bowie’s 1969 song, named Space Oddity.
The story is about a Mars-bound astronaut’s mixed feelings about leaving his family for his job. The message is sad and changes the perception regarding the astronauts, which are no longer viewed as heroes, but as an everyday occupation.
You can find the free Rocket Man piano sheets on our website, that can accompany you in the beautiful journey with your piano.