Australian singles charts:
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road entered the Kent charts on 12 November 1973 and peaked at #4. The song was #23 on the Top 100 of 1974.
The song is on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road which entered the Kent album charts on 19 November 1973. It reached #1 on 18 March 1974 and remained there for 3 weeks.
Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics to this and most of Elton’s other songs. He often seems to write about Elton, but Goodbye Yellow Brick Road appears to be about himself. The lyrics are about giving up a life of opulence for one of simplicity in a rural setting. Elton has enjoyed a very extravagant lifestyle, while Taupin prefers to keep it low key.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/elton-john/goodbye-yellow-brick-road
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