Alice Cooper Names The Elton John Song That Cures Depression
Alice Cooper recently joined BBC Radio 2’s ‘Tracks of My Years’ with Ken Bruce and said that Elton John‘s ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ is one of those songs that make him feel good.
Maybe Alice Cooper and Elton John have never worked together, but they collaborated with other same people throughout their careers. One of them is Bernie Taupin, John’s long-term songwriting partner. Taupin and John have been working together for almost 50 years now, and their songwriting partnership is regarded among the most successful ones in the history of music.
Bernie Taupin is also known for his collaborations with many other artists, including Alice Cooper. Taupin contributed to Cooper’s 1978 album ‘From the Inside’ as one of the primary lyricists. Cooper and John appeared in public together a few times along with Bernie Taupin, so they’ve known each other for a long time. Apparently, Alice Cooper is also a fan of John’s music.
During his recent podcast appearance, Alice Cooper stated that it is tough to choose only one song from Elton John as his favorite, but he still named ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting,’ which John co-wrote with Taupin. The rocker revealed that he could still listen to this song at the end of his shows. He explained that this track incredibly boosts his mood and motivates him. It can even cure depression since Cooper thinks it is almost impossible to feel depressed after listening to that song.
His favorite song from Elton John in Alice Cooper’s words:
“It is hard to pick a hard rock song from Elton as he wrote so many great songs with Bernie Taupin, my best friend. But ‘Saturday Night’ is one of those songs that I can still listen to at the end of our shows and Johnstone’s guitar. It is just one of these really up songs. It is almost impossible to be depressed after that song.”
You can listen to the entire radio broadcast and the song below.