FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Bennie and the Jets’ Elton John

What is the story behind Bennie and the Jets? The song tells of “Bennie and the Jets“, a fictional band of whom the song’s narrator is a fan. In interviews, Taupin has said that the song’s lyrics are a satire on the music industry of the 1970s. … you’re gonna hear electric music, solid walls of sound.

The 1980 World Tour travelled the globe but no show was perhaps quite as memorable as the September 13th date in the heart of New York City. The 400,000 crowd in Central Park were treated to a two-plus hour show of thrilling performances, like this ‘Bennie and The Jets’ one. Watch and wait for Elton’s absolutely incredible piano solo midway through the track.

Lyrics below

Hey, kids, shake it loose together
The spotlight’s hitting something
That’s been known to change the weather
We’ll kill the fatted calf tonight
So stick around
You’re gonna hear electric music
Solid walls of sound

Say, Candy and Ronnie. Have you seen them yet?
Ooh, but they’re so spaced out
Bennie and the Jets
Oh, but they’re weird and they’re wonderful
Oh, Bennie. She’s really keen
She’s got electric boots, a mohair suit
You know I read it in a magazine
Bennie and the Jets

Hey, kids, plug into the faithless
Maybe they’re blinded
But Bennie makes them ageless
We shall survive, let us take ourselves along
Where we fight our parents out in the streets
To find who’s right and who’s wrong

Oh, Candy and Ronnie. Have you seen them yet?
Ooh, but they’re so spaced out
Bennie and the Jets
Oh, but they’re weird and they’re wonderful
Oh, Bennie. She’s really keen
She’s got electric boots, a mohair suit
You know I read it in a magazine
Bennie and the Jets

Oh, Candy and Ronnie. Have you seen them yet?
Ooh, but they’re so spaced out
Bennie and the Jets
Oh, but they’re weird and they’re wonderful
Oh, Bennie. She’s really keen
She’s got electric boots, a mohair suit
You know I read it in a magazine
Bennie and the Jets

Bennie, Bennie and the Jets
Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie and the Jets
Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie and the Jets
Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie and the Jets
Bennie, Bennie and the Jets



Don Matthews
February 2021




Published by donmatthewspoetry

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