First Hit #1: February 1, 1992
George Michael and Elton John together seems so obvious, two soul-influenced musicians with big voices and a somewhat similar sound and first names for last names. They’re different enough that they can’t really step on each other’s toes, but they work so well together because they kind of work in the same wheelhouse. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me confirms that, when they’re harmonizing it adds little touches that that just having one singer on the track couldn’t provide. John’s solo original is good, and Michael is good before John comes in later in the song, but together they make the song a bit more interesting. There are blanks that can only be filled with their unique vocal qualities, and as a result they manage to make the best version of the song, which probably explains why this version was the hit.