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Elton John's Rocketman: The ultimate playlist

The Elton John Rocketman movie hits cinemas across the globe this week. Following hot on the heels of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody mega-hit, Rocketman is a half-biopic, half "music fantasy" flick which celebrates Elton John's life and career by diving headfirst into the brilliant back catalogue he created as he made his way from back-room singer to stadium-smashing superstar. 

It follows, then, that the Rocketman soundtrack is a hit-filled romp through some of the best, and well-known songs Elton John ever created.

To celebrate the release of Rocketman, Interscope Records enlisted the help of star Taron Egerton – whose portrayal of John in the film has left him with a knowledge of John's back catalogue to rival the singer's own – to get together his pick of the best Elton John songs to feature on the Rocketman soundtrack. 

Rocketman is released on May 22 in the UK; May 31 in the US.

Briony Edwards

Briony is the editor in chief of Louder and is in charge of sorting out who and what you see covered on the site. She also writes for Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazines and is a big fan of cats, Husker Du and pizza.