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"Philadelphia Freedom"
Single by Elton John
B-side "I Saw Her Standing There" (live with John Lennon
Released February 24, 1975
Genre Rock
Length 5:38
Label MCA (US/Canada)
DJM Records
Writer(s) Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Elton John singles chronology
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
"Philadelphia Freedom"
"Someone Saved My Life Tonight"

"Philadelphia Freedom" is a song released by Elton John (as "Elton John Band") as a single in 1975. The song was one of John's numerous number-one U.S. hit singles during the early and mid-1970s, which saw his recordings dominating the charts. The song was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin as a favour to Elton's friend, tennis star Billie Jean King. King was part of the Philadelphia Freedoms tennis team. The song features orchestral arrangements by Gene Page.

This song plays in Philadelphia's Franklin Institute Imax Theater before every show to express the city's love for freedom and impact on shaping the country.

Preceded by
"Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
April 12, 1975
Succeeded by
"(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" by B. J. Thomas


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