The Question: Which band initially released “Your Song” before Elton John?
Three Dog Night
Prior to hitting it big, Elton John served as the opening act for Three Dog Night and allowed the band to record “Your Song” for their 1970 album “It Ain’t Easy.” However, Three Dog Night decided not to release the song as a single in order to give the up-and-coming Elton John a chance at making a name for himself. John subsequently released his version of “Your Song” on his second album.
The correct answer is Three Dog Night.