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"I'm Still Standing"
Single by Elton John
from the album Too Low for Zero
B-side "Love So Cold" (US) "Earn While You Learn" (UK)
Released 3 July 1983
Format 7"
Recorded 1982
Genre Pop / Rock
Length 3:03
Label Geffen (US); Rocket (UK)
Writer(s) Elton John (music), Bernie Taupin (lyrics)
Producer Chris Thomas
Elton John singles chronology
"I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
"I'm Still Standing"
"Kiss the Bride"

"I'm Still Standing" is a song on English pop-rock performer Elton John's 1983 album, Too Low for Zero. He sings about making a comeback despite problems in daily life. The video, directed by Russell Mulcahy, was shot in Cannes (Hotel Carlton) and Nice on the Cote d'Azur in France and features its colours. Bruno Tonioli, a judge on the hit shows Strictly Come Dancing for BBC (UK) and its American adaptation, Dancing with the Stars for ABC in the US, appears as one of the dancers in the video.

The song became a big hit for John on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at #4 in the UK, reached #1 in CH and #12 in the US. It has been popular on adult contemporary and other radio formats ever since, both because of its lively uptempo arrangement and because it has come to symbolise John's longevity in the face of many personal and career ups and downs.

Martha Wash later covered the song on the soundtrack to The First Wives Club. The song was also featured in an episode of the short-lived TV musical series, Viva Laughlin, and performed by the character A.J, in the musical Love Shack.

Track listing

US 7" single
  1. "I'm Still Standing" - 3:00
  2. "Love So Cold" - 5:08
UK 7" single
  1. "I'm Still Standing" - 3:00
  2. "Earn While You Learn" - 6:42
  • This single was also available as a picture disc shaped as a piano.
UK 12" single
  1. "I'm Still Standing" (extended version) - 3:45
  2. "Earn While You Learn" - 6:42


  • Elton John: piano, vocals
  • Davey Johnstone: electric guitars, backing vocals
  • Dee Murray: bass, backing vocals
  • Nigel Olsson: drums, backing vocals

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