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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Musician Elton John performs at the Barclays Center on December 31, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. This was the first time he has performed in New York City on a New Year's Eve. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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Elton John: “Your Song”

The Hook: Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics while eating breakfast, Elton added the music before lunch.

Album: Elton John

Year: 1970

Writers: Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Stats: Peaked at number-eight on the Billboard Hot 100

Background: Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s “Your Song” is one of rock’s most enduring love songs. Bernie describes where, when and how it was written.

Elton John’s lyricist, Bernie Taupin, on the writing of “Your Song.” OC:…it out. :24

“I wrote ‘Your Song’ when I was 17 years old. Elton and I shared a room at his mother’s tiny little apartment. We had these bunk beds and I used to sit on the bunk and write lyrics while he was in the next room at the piano, and we used to work like that. I actually wrote that while I was having breakfast – because the original lyric had coffee stains on it and, like, you know, sort of egg stains – then sort of handed it to him and he just went into the next room and just hammered it out.”

Elton John - Your song

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