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5 Facts About “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me”

We’re featuring songs that peaked at number 2 on the Billboard charts this weekend.  An Elton John song that falls into this category is the original studio recording of ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.’

The song hit number 1 in Canada, but stalled at 2 here in the States.  Here are 5 things you might not know about the song.

1-It’s been released 3 times. The original came out in 1974 on Elton John’s Caribou album.  A live version came out in 1986 and the live duet with George Michael came in 1991.

2-The song features famous guest vocals: Toni Tennille and Beach Boys Carl Williams and Bruce Johnston sing on the track.

3-The 1991 live duet with George Michael is more popular that the original.  The duet version did hit #1.

4-Oleta Adams sang this song on the original Elton John tribute album Two Rooms

5- The live duet was filmed in Chicago and was a charity single. Elton John surprised the crowd that night causing the ruckus reaction.  10 charities split the proceeds from the song.

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