What will Elton John’s song set list be for his Wollongong concert

Sir Elton John is one of the world’s top-selling solo artists of all time, selling more than 300 million records worldwide in his 50-year career – so what is he going to sing in Wollongong?

More than 20,000 fans will pack WIN Stadium for a twilight Once In A Lifetime concert on September 24, for a show lasting hours.

Sir Elton boasts 30 solo studio albums alone – this does not include the appearances on soundtracks, scores or theatre albums nor the collaboration albums he’s also done.

“Tiny Dancer” was the top favourite in an Illawarra Mercury Facebook poll with 33 per cent of votes. 

The second most requested song by readers was “Bennie and the Jets” with 20 per cent of votes, followed by “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” with 16 per cent.

Based on recent concerts by the international mega star, here are songs likely to be on his set list.

On June 27 the star opened a show at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany with “The Bitch Is Back”, “Bennie and the Jets” and “ Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blue”, according to www.setlist.fm.

He reportedly played 21 songs that evening, ending the set with “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” before coming back for an encore with “Candle In The Wind”.

While “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” was in tribute to the late George Michael who passed away in December of 2016.

Elton John - Concert in Cologne, Germany

The same website reports a similar set list for a concert on July 18 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

There, Sir Elton opened with the same three songs and ended with “Candle In the Wind” – though not as an encore.

Gran Canaria Arena 2017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Here is the full set list from Spain:

  1. The Bitch Is Back
  2. Bennie and the Jets
  3. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
  4. Take Me to the Pilot
  5. Looking Up
  6. A Good Heart
  7. Philadelphia Freedom
  8. I Want Love
  9. Levon
  10. Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
  11. Have Mercy on the Criminal
  12. Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  13. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  14. I'm Still Standing
  15. Crocodile Rock
  16. Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n Roll)
  17. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  18. Daniel
  19. Tiny Dancer
  20. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  21. Your Song
  22. Candle in the Wind

What do you want Elton to sing at his Wollongong concert? Post it in the comments section.

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