Editors' Notes Over his 50-year career, Elton John has been a pioneer in so many genres that his DNA must run through nearly every strand of modern music. This selection features acts who have drawn from his career as a balladeer: Elton named Rufus Wainwright the world's greatest songwriter, and patched things up with old collaborator George Michael, while Tom O'Dell calls Goodbye Yellow Brick Road a formative influence.

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