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14 reasons why Elton John is totally ridiculous

Fancy eyewear, feuding with Madonna and a giant chocolate Elton John.

ELTON JOHN CELEBRATES his 66th birthday today and continues to be one of the most entertaining people in showbiz.

Obviously Elton has many, many memorable songs and does plenty of high profile charity work.

But he also enjoys a good celebrity feud and wearing totally off-the-wall outfits.

Here is our salute to some of Elton’s most out there moments.

1. There was the time he dressed like a bumble bee

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2. The time he wasn’t taking promoting a new album seriously

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3. His gift for dressing up

Elton is famous for lavish parties and events and low key costumes like this.

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4. The time he met Cheryl Cole and clearly was looking at her boobs

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5. Or when Christina Aguilera appeared to recoil away from him in horror onstage

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6. Or when Rihanna clearly wanted to play piano and Elton wouldn’t let her

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7. When he sang with Lady Gaga at the Grammys and wore glasses like hers

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8. His feud with Madonna

They were friends once, hanging out and showing their cleavage to photographers

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But then they started a bitter feud and he frequently slates her in the press.

Then they were was the time she beat him to a Golden Globe and he made this face

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And he did an interview from last year where he says Madonna is horrible to Lady Gaga and he doesn’t like her.

We want to say this is totally immature but it’s so entertaining we don’t want them to stop.

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9. The time there was a chocolate figure of him made.

In 2005, Elton John won a poll of the nation’s favourite personality so Cadbury made a life size chocolate figure of him.

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How amazing is that? Let’s take a closer look

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Let’s go even CLOSER

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10.  The only time Elton was ever upstaged

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Elton performed Don’t Go Breaking My Heart with drag superstar RuPaul at the 1994 Brit Awards.

Towering over Elton in her high heels and even higher wig, it’s possibly the only time anyone has upstaged him.

The full performance is hilarious for how neither have any kind of microphone anywhere near them and just happily mime the song.

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11. Snazzy eyewear

Elton John is the king of fancy eyewear.

For example:

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See also:

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And also:

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12. The faces he makes while performing

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13. The faces he makes in general

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Especially this one

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14. Finally, the time he did this with Channing Tatum

Happy Birthday to you Elton John. Happy birthday to you.

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