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Rocket Man

Rocket Man


by Elton John

Video & Audio

Stewie Does Shatner Doing Elton

Evil baby genius Stewie (of the TV series Family Guy) parodies Shatner's cover of "Rocket Man."

"Rocket Man" by Pearls Before Swine

The earlier, beautiful "Rocket Man" by band Pearls Before Swine's lead singer Tom Rapp was a clear inspiration for Taupin's "Rocket Man."

"Space Oddity"

David Bowie's "Space Oddity" (the thematic brother of "Rocket Man") was produced by the same man (Gus Dudgeon) who produced "Rocket Man."

Chris Daughtry's "Rocket Man"

The American Idol star does a great, brooding acoustic rendition of "Rocket Man."

Elton John Performing "Rocket Man"

Here's Elton John performing "Rocket Man" at his 60th birthday at Madison Square Garden.

"Rocket Man" in 1976

A pre-wig Elton performs "Rocket Man." Dig the glasses.

Kate Bush Covers "Rocket Man"

Bush's reggae version was very successful, reaching #12 in the UK and #2 in Australia.

William Shatner's "Rocket Man"

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.

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