He's Billboard's most successful male solo artist of all time. He taught himself to play piano as a toddler. He earned a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at age 11. He is godfather to the children of John Lennon, Elizabeth Hurley, and Posh Spice. He was at one point responsible for 3% of ALL GLOBAL RECORD SALES. He wrote the second-best selling single of all time. He travels with 42 suitcases and has a huge closet full of sunglasses.
He's a real live knight and his middle name is Hercules -- of course we're talking about magical demigod superhero of the piano world, Sir Elton John! And in case you didn't know that our ivory-tickling idol could do literally anything, here is a video clip from his 1997 special An Audience with Elton John proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is some kind of otherworldly musical wizard. In the crowd (along with the likes of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, David Copperfield and Claudia Schiffer, and Cher) was actor Richard E. Grant who presented Sir Elton with the challenge of putting some rather unconventional lyrics to music on the spot. It starts of cheery enough, then transforms into an energetic rag and ends like a Broadway showstopper with a proper British swear thrown in for good measure. Watch the video below and bask in the glory of this mystical feat:
Now in case you're just itching to learn how to play this song, YouTube user Jonas Nævra has made a tutorial video that teaches you the notes. Just know that no matter how much you practice, your rendition will never reach the soaring heights of our glittering hero Sir Elton's rousing spontaneous performance.