Someone Saved My Life Tonight
"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" is a song written by Elton John (music) and Bernie Taupin (lyrics) from Elton John's 1975 album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. It was released as a single on 23 June 1975, the only single released from the album. Like the rest of the album, the song is autobiographical; it tells the story of an attempted suicide by John.
At six minutes and 45 seconds, it was long for a single, but owing to the highly personal nature of the lyrics, John refused to let it be cut down to a more typical single length. Still, despite the length, it peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. at #4 and in Canada on the RPM Top Singles chart at #2. It would be his last single for eight years to feature the original Elton John Band (John, Dee Murray, Davey Johnstone, and Nigel Olsson), as John fired Murray and Olsson following the recording of the album.
Last Updated: September 15, 2021