Editors' Notes Even when he was rock's most glittery star, Elton John always had a way with a ballad, and he could captivate a stadium with just his piano and those heartfelt songs, usually with Bernie Taupin's poetic words. In recent years, his ballads have far outnumbered his rockers, and this playlist draws the best from his long, peerless career.

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