Bennie and the Jets

One of Elton’s best songs.

  • Jeff

    Can’t argue with that assertion!

  • pawhite524

    Given that variety is the spice of life, I will state my opinion on Bennie and the Jets:

    I have always found it to be one of the great pop music failures. One of my least favorites along with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”

    IMHO, BaTJ lacks musicality with its quickly repeating refrains, “Bennie! Bennie!” and “B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets…”. Where is the sense of instrumentation? Could Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, or Ginger Baker do anything with this? (Same goes for Santana, Jeff Beck, Mark K, Stevie Ray, etc)

    I do hold Elton in very high regard but not as high as Billy Joel but that is a personal thing. Jim, You wrote this song to be one of his best. Well, you are a musician and I am not. But I will stand by my assertion: this song is one of my least favorites.