Sir Elton John is one of the most influential English singers, pianist, and composers. In his five-decade career Elton John is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, selling more than 300 million records with more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. Here are some of his most famous quotes on what it takes to be a successful musician.