Rocket Man (song)

original song written and composed by Elton John (music) and Bernie Taupin (lyrics)

"Rocket Man" (officially titled "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)") is a 1972 song by Elton John and is the lead single from his fifth studio album Honky Château. It went to number 2 in the United Kingdom, number 6 in Ireland and the United States, number 13 in Australia and number 18 in Germany. In 2021, it was used in the Elton John and Dua Lipa single Cold Heart.

"Rocket Man"
Single by Elton John
from the album Honky Château
B-side"Susie (Dramas)"
Released17 April 1972 (1972-04-17)[1]
Recorded16 January 1972
GenreSoft rock
Producer(s)Gus Dudgeon
Elton John singles chronology
"Tiny Dancer"
"Rocket Man"
"Honky Cat"
Music video
Elton John – Rocket Man at YouTube


  1. Rosenthal, Elizabeth J. (2001). His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton John. Billboard Books. p. 51. ISBN 9780823088935.