from the album Sleeping With The Past (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #28 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 5
Today's song of the day comes from Sir Elton John, whose last studio album in the 1980's, Sleeping With The Past, had scored him a pair of top-20 pop hits in the U.S. with "Healing Hands" and "Sacrifice", both of which were on a "double-sided single" that (surprisingly) became Elton's first #1 solo hit in his native Britain. The third single from the record would be the mid-tempo synth calliope-doo wop of "Club At The End Of The Street". Written by Elton and longstanding collaborator Bernie Taupin, the song featured a fully-animated video...
"Club At The End Of The Street" became the third American Top-40 pop hit from Sleeping With The Past in July of 1990. The single also climbed all the way to #2 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. Internationally, the record topped the chart in Denmark, and made the top-40 in Canada (#12), Australia (#19), France (#24), Belgium (#24), Ireland (#27), the Netherlands (#28), and Austria (#30). In the UK, the song peaked at #47, and also just missed the top-40 in Germany at #45.
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...and here's Elton performing the song live in New York in 2003...
Up tomorrow: Cuban-American rapper deals with a a little liar.