Elton John

Little Jeannie

Composed by Elton John / Gary Osborne

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Could '70s icon Elton John make a hit in the '80s? That was the question; very few artists transcend their decade, go one decade to another. By the beginning of the '80s, John has ceased his collaboration with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, with whom he'd co-written his huge '70s hits. John began working with songwriter Gary Osborne, and from the team-up came the million-selling "Little Jeanie." Co-produced by John and Clive Franks, it was the first single from his gold album 21 at 33, going to number three pop for four weeks and number one adult contemporary in the summer of 1980.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
21 at 33 1980 MCA 5:13
Billboard Top Hits: 1980 1980
Various Artists
Rhino 5:14
No Image 1982 Rocket Group Pty LTD
Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 (1979-1987) 1987 MCA 5:18
Billboard Top Hits: 1980-1984 1995
Various Artists
Rhino 5:14
Sounds of the Eighties: 1980 1995
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 5:14
Dream Ticket 2004 WAB
Diamonds 2017 Island / Mercury / Universal 4:49
No Image Rock