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Elton John – Lyrics & Video to Bennie & the Jets

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Taron Edgerton is Elton John in Rocketman
Taron Edgerton is Elton John in Rocketman

Taron Egerton apparently makes the perfect Elton John, and it’s kind of great he and Elton worked together last year in Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle (with Elton playing himself!). Egerton reported that John was so happy with is biopic that he broke down crying to Egerton. Can we just say Awwwww?

We know Bennie and the Jets will be in the film — at the very least, it’s featured heavily in the trailers. Here’s a great video, followed by the lyrics to this iconic song.

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Benny and the Jets Lyrics

[Performed by Elton John] 

Hey kids, shake it loose together
The spotlight’s hitting something
That’s been known to change the weather
We’ll kill the fatted calf tonight
So stick around
You’re gonna hear electric music
Solid walls of sound

Say, Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet
Uh but they’re so spaced out, B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets
Oh but they’re weird and they’re wonderful
Oh Bennie she’s really keen
She’s got electric boots a mohair suit
You know I read it in a magazine
B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets

Hey kids, plug into the faithless
Maybe they’re blinded
But Bennie makes them ageless
We shall survive, let us take ourselves along

Where we fight our parents out in the streets
To find who’s right and who’s wrong
Oh Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet
Oh but they’re so spaced out, Bennie and the Jets
Oh but they’re weird and they’re wonderful
Oh Bennie she’s really keen
She’s got electric boots a mohair suit
You know I read it in a magazine, oh
B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets

Oh Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet
Oh but they’re so spaced out, Bennie and the Jets
Oh but they’re weird and they’re wonderful
Oh Bennie she’s really keen
She’s got electric boots a mohair suit
You know I read it in a magazine, oh
B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets

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Bennie, Bennie and the Jets…

[Songwriters: Olubowale Victor Akintimehin / Miguel Jontel Pimentel / Elton John / Bernie Taupin
Bennie & The Jets lyrics 1974 © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group]

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10 responses to “Elton John – Lyrics & Video to Bennie & the Jets”

  1. Rob Williams Avatar
    Rob Williams

    Can I just say that you made a mistake up there… the lyrics are not by Elton John. Any personal attributes or character foibles reflected in the song belong to Bernie Taupin. I remember him being interviewed about the original ‘Candle In The Wind’ and being asked about what was it that Marilyn Monroe meant to him. He replied “nothing really… Bernie writes the words”.

  2. Rather, I should say Performed by Elton John. I have Bernie Taupin listed in the section below the lyrics where it says Songwriters.

    I’ll make that more clear.

    1. Rob Williams Avatar
      Rob Williams

      Please don’t think I’m having a go or anything! I love your site and app and everything you’re doing.

      I am a fan of Elton John. If you Google “Elton John” and “Shoreditch College” you should get a story about him doing a secret, free concert at a local college… and I was there!

  3. Oh, no worries, Rob! I appreciate your making the distinction. I do want to make the blog as accurate as possible.

    How cool is it you were at a secret college concert with Elton John! How many people have that kind of unique experience in their lives?

    I’m so curious about Rocketman tonight. Have you seen it already? I’m a little afraid it make me cry or feel sad…I so hope it’s more about his triumphant creativity than showcasing a downward spiral of bad choices. Both Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born were on the sad end of things. I want to be uplifted!

    It seems like so many great artists were self-destructive, and I don’t think you have to be a personal mess to be great.

    1. Rob Williams Avatar
      Rob Williams

      I thoroughly enjoyed it!

      It didn’t shy away from the lows or overemphasise the highs. At least with Elton John you know that he has survived it all and come out the other side.

      The precredit cards do give you a lift and a smile at the end.

      Enjoy!

      1. Rob Williams Avatar
        Rob Williams

        Slight change of subject but I spotted this today…

        https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/may/30/boy-george-biopic-culture-club

        This one could be really interesting!

        1. That’s really cool! The article mentions an upcoming Aretha Franklin movie too — I guess this is the big thing now. I keep waiting for a David Bowie film — he seems like a strange enough individual worthy of a movie.

          Who else in music do you think would be a good biopic subject?

          1. Rob Williams Avatar
            Rob Williams

            Ooh… a Bowie biopic! Imagine the budget for the costumes on that… so many different characters and images over the years.

            Who else would be good? Interesting question and one I’ve been pondering all day while going round the zoo with my grandchildren. The problem is that the groups I was a fan of are old prog rock bands like Genesis, Jethro Tull, Yes, Supertramp, etc. A Peter Gabriel biopic might not be most peoples idea of an evenings entertainment but I’d be there for the first showing! Rick Wakeman could be interesting though…

  4. Thanks – we’ll see. Since I’m doing the Peetimes I will be writing the review. I’m glad this is a movie with the artist still alive, but don’t look forward to seeing his pain. I take it all on my soul and hurt for them.

    Glad you liked it! Test audiences were very positive.

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