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.