5 am: Elton John songs in movies | Jobi Cool

Elton John acknowledges the crowd during his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour in Las Vegas on November 1, 2022. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal/TNS)

Elton John performed what he called his last concerts over the weekend in Los Angeles. Here are five films where his songs were used in significant ways:

1. Moulin Rouge: The opening montage of this Baz Luhrmann film is an extravagant production number built around “Your Song.”

2. 27 Dresses: After their characters argue over actual songs, Katherine Heigl and James Marsden dance sexy on the bartop in “Benny and the Jets.”

3. Almost Famous: An iconic moment in the semi-autobiographical film by Cameron Crowe involves the band members and their bandmates singing “Tiny Dancer.”

4. American Hustle: “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is featured during a powerful montage in the theater.

5. Tommy: This movie made by members of The Who wouldn’t be the same without Elton’s “Pinball Wizard.”

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