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Elton John

Candle In The Wind 1997

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For the 1997 version in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, see Candle in the Wind 1997. “Candle in the Wind’‘‘“ is a song with music by Elton John and lyrics by Bernie Taupin. It was originally written in 1973, in honour of Marilyn Monroe, who had died 11 years earlier. In 1997, John performed a remix of the song as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales. This version of the song was released as a single, and reached No. 1 in many countries, proving a much greater success than the original. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ When the rain set in ... Never fading with the sunset ... Like a candle in the wind

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This song is listed #347 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from Romania, Norway, United States, Germany, Finland, United Kingdom, France, Hungary, Netherlands, and Latvia.


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