Have you ever noticed people sing "she got electric boobs" and really mess up the lyrics while the whole time they are rocking out! The song tells of "Bennie and the Jets", a fictional band of whom the song's narrator is a fan. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery. The track is spelled Benny on the sleeve of the single and in the track listing of the album, but Bennie on the album vinyl disc label. Retrieved 21 August
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General Comment lunaninja, I'm afraid you are mistaken. More Elton John Lyrics. No Replies Log in to reply. Year-end charts [ edit ] Chart Rank Australia. I think the electric boots is talking about his amazing kicking ability.
Elton John Bernie Taupin. The competition called upon independent filmmakers to submit treatments for music videos for one of three Elton John songs from the s, with each song falling within a specific concept category.
This page was last edited on 23 Augustat The song is good, the "live" sound additives are a nice touch including the loud piano acoustics -- but the song has a terrible weakness, and it's not the meaning of the lyrics -- it's the poor enunciation by Elton John.
General Comment This song is about a sci-fi female rock star who is adored by many.
jetts The greed and glitz of the early '70s music scene is portrayed by Taupin's words: He added reverb effects, applause and other audience sounds from John's previous concerts and a loop from the Jimi Hendrix live album Isle of Wightplus whistles, giving it the "live concert recording" feel that has since become a sort of trademark.
Views Read Edit View history. In interviews, Taupin has said that the song's lyrics are a satire on the music industry of the s. By the way the misspelling of the title is really annoying is there anyway to get somebody to change that?
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Retrieved 21 August I've had the pleasure of observing this song's journey across different cultures and generations. I think this song is iconic in it's own way also.
There was an error. Login with Facebook Error: Needless to say, it's one of my favorite songs. General Comment First of all it is "Bennie" and not "Benny.
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Retrieved 26 May My Interpretation Yes, it's well established that this is about a fictional glamrock band from the early seventies. The song is written in bwnnie key of G major.
Greatest Hits 1 Log in to add a tag. Live, the piano solo in the middle of the song has been played in all sorts of variations, from very close to the original to wildly improvised and extended versions, such as the elaborate version bennle a Central Park concert in and another memorable take on it during the "Elton and his band" part of the show recorded for what would become Live in Australia in December Bennie And The Jets portrays a glamrock act with its androgyneous lead singer jes.
In Canada, it held the 1 spot on the RPM national singles chart for two weeks 13—20 Aprilbecoming his first 1 single of and his fourth overall. Weekly bfnnie [ edit ] Chart Peak position Australia. He was a very famous martial artist that Elton John saw in competition a few times.