by Elton John
Video & Audio
Evil baby genius Stewie (of the TV series Family Guy) parodies Shatner's cover of "Rocket Man."
The earlier, beautiful "Rocket Man" by band Pearls Before Swine's lead singer Tom Rapp was a clear inspiration for Taupin's "Rocket Man."
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" (the thematic brother of "Rocket Man") was produced by the same man (Gus Dudgeon) who produced "Rocket Man."
The American Idol star does a great, brooding acoustic rendition of "Rocket Man."
Here's Elton John performing "Rocket Man" at his 60th birthday at Madison Square Garden.
A pre-wig Elton performs "Rocket Man." Dig the glasses.
Bush's reggae version was very successful, reaching #12 in the UK and #2 in Australia.
Shatner's legendary version of "Rocket Man" debuted at the 1978 Saturn Awards Ceremony, utilizing chroma key technology to give viewers a tri-Shat presentation.