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Song for Guy "is a song composed, played and sung by Elton John. The song, which is largely instrumental, the closing track of his album from 1978 album, A Single Man .

Elton John wrote about this song: when I wrote this song on a Sunday, I suggested to me that I floated into space and looked down at my own body. I imagined that I died.Obsessed with this thought I wrote this song about death. The next day I was told that Guy (Burchett), our 17-year-old courier, was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident the day before. Guy died on the day I wrote this song. [1]

The song opens with a piano solo. Shortly after the intro comes in, with the support of the percussion and synthesizers that repeat the melody windchimes. The song remains instrumental to the end, in which the meaning Life, is a temporary thing is sung on the opening melody.

The song is well known in Europe. In Netherlands, but also in other countries, it became a big hit when it came out. In the United States it came number 110.

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[hide]*1 chart performance

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Dutch Top 40[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 06-01-1979/03-03-1979
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Position: 23 12 10 8 6 6 11 22 35 from

Dutch Single Top 100[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 13-01-1979-10-03-1979
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Position: 49 18 11 14 14 19 22 29 42 from

Flemish Radio 2 Top 30[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 20-01-1979 t/m 17-03-1979
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Position: 17 15 6 7 10 8 14 22 29 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Song for Guy 618 867 935 1231 1363 1157 1398 1494 1733 1408 1850 1641 1958 - -

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