The 'Piano Man' himself, Elton John, was honored during a two hour long special on CBS.
Music stars honored Elton John’s illustrious career spanning five decades with a rockin’ tribute, titled: 'Elton John: I’m Still Standing-a Grammy Tribute'.
In January the music icon announced he would retire from touring after one last massive tour called the 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road'.
Musicians from multiple genres performed classic songs made famous by Elton John. The concert also featured special appearances by John Batiste, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Jackson, Anna Kendrick, Gayle King, Lucy Liu, Valerie Simpson and Hailee Steinfeld. In addition, John took the stage to perform a medley of his timeless hits.
Elton John Through The Years
Scheduled list of performers and songs:
- “The Bitch Is Back” – Miley Cyrus
- “Candle in the Wind” – Ed Sheeran
- “Daniel” – Sam Smith
- “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” – Alessia Cara
- “Your Song” – Lady Gaga
- “Rocket Man” – Little Big Town
- “Border Song” – Christopher Jackson & Valerie Simpson
- “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – SZA & Shawn Mendes
- “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” – Maren Morris
- “We All Fall in Love Sometimes” – Chris Martin
- “My Father’s Gun” – Miranda Lambert
- “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” – Kesha
- “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” – John Legend
- “Bennie and the Jets” – Elton John
- “Philadelphia Freedom” – Elton John
- “I’m Still Standing” – Elton John and Ensemble