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Bennie And The Jets by Elton John

Updated on September 14, 2012

Elton John And Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

The lyrics for Elton John's hit Bennie And The Jets from the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is arguably the best of Elton John's albums. This was originally a double album (LP) released in 1973 that includes a number of his best known earlier hits, which include Funeral For A Friend, Candle In The Wind, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting and of course Bennie And The Jets.

The album was released while I was at university, and I can recall a number of occasions where a group of us sat around late into the night and just listened to what are now recognised as classic rock albums, like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Frampton Comes Alive.

I saw Elton John perform in concert in the late 1990s at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He put on a great solo show, just him and the piano, and he played for over 2 1/2 hours.

When he played the first chord of Bennie And The Jets, followed by a 5 second silence, everyone in the packed audience knew what song was coming next, and the whole concert was an amazing experience.

So do you know all the lyrics to Bennie And The Jets? Whether you do or not, I hope you will read on and learn more about this classic Elton John Hit.

Song Lyrics: Bennie And The Jets

Bennie And The Jets - Elton John from the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1973

Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

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

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

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

Bennie, Bennie and the Jets

Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie and the Jets

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Elton John Bennie And The Jets Videos

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John's Hit Album featuring Bennie And The Jets

Sheet Music for Bennie And The Jets

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    • traveller27 profile image

      traveller27 5 years ago

      Bennie and The Jets - don't hear that one very often but one of my Elton favorites.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      Didn't know that one "Bennie And The Jets "

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      David Dove 6 years ago

      Oh yes indeedy!

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      DecoratingEvents 6 years ago

      Love Elton. Going through his songs takes me back to different places and times while growing up. Thanks for the trip down memory lane! B-B-B Bennie and the Jets!

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      mumsgather 6 years ago

      Love all of his songs. Now you've got me humming to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. :)

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      How could anyone who loves music not adore Elton? He is what I refer to as a "real" musician who can truly play, compose, and sing - not to mention his fun showmanship abilities! =D

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Well done!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Gotta love Elton John, the guy is just plain good at what he does and leaves us always waiting for me. Very nicely done, Elton would be pleased!

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      RuthCoffee 6 years ago

      Loved Elton John when I was a teen. One of my sisters had the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album. If one of us had it, we didn't buy it, knowing we could listen anytime we wanted. Unfortunately that means now I have half of the music I used to enjoy. Thanks for the lyrics.

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      ikeephouse 6 years ago

      We love Elton John! Used to play his music every single night during the summer.

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      kitakits lm 7 years ago

      Elton John is cool... more power to the guy and his projects..

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      anonymous 9 years ago