Elton John and Bernie Taupin, one of pop music's most acclaimed songwriting teams, recently worked with YouTube for a global competition seeking music videos for three of their most iconic early Seventies hits: "Rocket Man," "Bennie and the Jets" and "Tiny Dancer."
Of all the winners, our favorite was director Max Weiland's simple approach with his "Tiny Dancer" video. It celebrates the eclecticism of Los Angeles and proves that John's 1971 hit may be the ultimate road song. The clip cuts back and forth between numerous scenes, following people as they drive through the city eating licorice, smoking weed, breastfeeding babies and posing for selfies. The one commonality: They're all blasting "Tiny Dancer" and singing along.
Watch the poignant video below.