Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Part 2

Album #225 - October 1973

Episode date - November 16, 2022

The Top 500 of The Top 40
    0:00
    0:00

    The second half of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” may not feature as many hits as the first half, but the sticky sweet commerciality of the songs remains intact, and impressive.

    The lyrical themes get a bit sketchier on the second half of the album, occasionally venturing to topics that most pop stars would have preferred to sidestep in the ‘70s. These days, it all sounds completely harmless, but songs about prostitution, lesbianism, alcoholism (“called “Social Disease”, no less!) added a touch of darkness to an otherwise impossibly bright album.

    Featured tracks include:

    Sweet Painted Lady

    The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-34)

    Dirty Little Girl

    All the Girls Love Alice

    Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock and Roll)

    Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting

    Roy Rogers

    Social Disease

    Harmony

    October 1973 - Billboard Charted #1

    Related Shows

    The Grateful Dead - Europe '72

    The Grateful Dead: Europe '72 - Part 1

    Album #205 - November 1972

      0:00
      0:00
      Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill

      Steely Dan: Can't Buy A Thrill

      Album # 204 - November 1972

        0:00
        0:00
        Al Green: I'm Still In Love With You

        Al Green: I'm Still In Love With You

        Album #203 - October 1972

          0:00
          0:00
          Stevie Wonder - Talking Book

          Stevie Wonder: Talking Book

          Album #202 - October 1972

            0:00
            0:00
            YES - Close to the Edge

            YES - Close to the Edge

            Album #201 - September 1972

              0:00
              0:00
              Harry Nilsson: Son of Schmilsson

              Harry Nilsson: Son of Schmilsson

              Album 200 - July 1972

                0:00
                0:00
                Van Morrison: Saint Dominic's Preview

                Van Morrison: Saint Dominic's Preview

                Album #199 - July 1972

                  0:00
                  0:00
                  Curtis Mayfield - Superfly

                  Curtis Mayfield - Superfly

                  Album #198 - July 1972

                    0:00
                    0:00
                    Aretha Franklin

                    Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace - Part 2

                    Album #197 - June 1972

                      0:00
                      0:00
                      Aretha Franklin -  Amazing Grace

                      Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace - Part 1

                      Album #197 - June 1972

                        0:00
                        0:00
                        Alice Cooper - School's Out

                        Alice Cooper: School's Out

                        Album #196 - June 1972

                          0:00
                          0:00
                          The Rolling Stones: Exile On Main Street

                          The Rolling Stones: Exile On Main Street - Part 2

                          Album #195 - May 1972

                            0:00
                            0:00