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Song of the day for December 7, 2023

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The song "Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me," written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin for John's 1974 album Caribou, peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. A 1991 live duet version performed by John and George Michael reached number one both in the UK and US. During his 2023 Glastonbury Festival debut, John dedicated the song to Michael. Proceeds from the 1991 hit were donated to AIDS charities.

Today’s song is by George Michael and Elton John, with Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.

“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” is a song written by English musician Elton John and songwriter Bernie Taupin. It was originally recorded by John for his eighth studio album, Caribou (1974), and was released as a single that peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart.

A version of the song recorded live as a duet between John and George Michael reached number one in the UK in 1991 and in the US in 1992. The pair had performed the song together for the first time at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in July 1985.

During his debut appearance at the Glastonbury Festival on 25 June 2023, John dedicated the song to Michael in his headline set.

On December 7 1991 this song was number 1 in the UK, with all proceeds from the hit going to AIDS charities.

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