Candle in the Wind 1997

song by Elton John

"Candle in the Wind 1997" is a song rewritten by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The song was rewritten to commemorate Diana, Princess of Wales who died after a fatal car crash. The song was performed at Diana's funeral and was only sung one more time officially by Elton John a few months later so it could be sold. All proceeds from the album sales went towards charity and it became the second most sold single album with 33 million copies sold.

"Something About the Way You Look Tonight"/"Candle in the Wind 1997"
Single by Elton John
B-side"You Can Make History (Young Again)"
Released13 September 1997 (1997-09-13)
RecordedSeptember 1997
GenrePop rock
  • 3:59 ("Something About the Way You Look Tonight")
  • 4:11 ("Candle in the Wind 1997")
Producer(s)George Martin
Elton John singles chronology
"Something About the Way You Look Tonight"
"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind 1997"
"Recover Your Soul"