Australian singles charts:
Tiny Dancer was released in Australia as a double-A side single with Rocket Man. The record entered the Kent charts on 15 May 1972 and peaked at #13.
The song is on Madman Across the Water which entered the Kent album charts on 22 November 1971 and peaked at #8.
Elton John, Bernie Taupin
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BONUS CLIPS BELOW
*the song used in a 2017 clip to show Los Angeles from different perspectives
*Taron Egerton singing the song, supported by Sir Elton on piano
Tiny Dancer‘s lyrics, written by Bernie Taupin, were inspired by his first visit to the US in 1970, and were intended to capture the spirit of California, where he found the women he met highly contrasted with those who he had known in his home country of England. Taupin also stated in a 1973 interview in Rolling Stone that the song is about Maxine Feibelman, his wife at the time.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_Dancer
Tiny Dancer is featured in the 2000 movie Almost Famous in a scene where a rock band is on tour, at each other’s throats. When Tiny Dancer come on in the tour bus, they all start singing along and remember how they’re connected through their love of music.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/elton-john/tiny-dancer
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s
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BONUS CLIP 1
Building on Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s Californian inspiration, Max Weiland filmed a video in 2017 for Tiny Dancer that reflects on life in Los Angeles from a dozen different perspectives.
BONUS CLIP 2
At a fundraiser for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the audience was taken by surprise when Taron Egerton, who played Elton in the film Rocketman, suggested an impromptu performance of Tiny Dancer, and Elton volunteering from the audience to accompany him on the piano.
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