12 Of The Highest Earning Songs Of All Time!

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Candle In The Wind (1973)

This picture taken on November 25, 2012 shows pop-rock balladeer Elton John performing at his concert in Wukesong Stadium in Beijing. Elton dedicated his Beijing show to Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei — a controversial move the artist said on November 26 was unlikely to make the nation’s cultural minders happy.

Candle in the Wind was written in 1973 by the pairing of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The song was originally written about the death of Marilyn Monroe. In 1997 Elton did a rewrite on the song as a memorial for his close friend Princess Diana. The new version of the song was released as a single. It reached number one on music charts across the globe. The rewritten version had greater success than the original version.
Elton John earned $31 million from this song.