The Bitch Is Back

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"The Bitch Is Back"
Single by Elton John
from the album Caribou
B-side"Cold Highway"
Released3 September 1974 (1974-09-03)
RecordedJanuary 1974
StudioCaribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado
GenreHard rock,[1][2] glam rock[3]
LabelMCA, DJM, Rocket/Phonogram
Producer(s)Gus Dudgeon
Elton John singles chronology
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
"The Bitch Is Back"
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
Official Audio
"The Bitch Is Back" at YouTube

"The Bitch Is Back" is a 1974 song by Elton John and is the second single from his eighth studio album Caribou. It went to number 4 in the United States, number 53 in Australia, number 26 in the Netherlands, number 15 in the United Kingdom and number 1 in Canada. Several radio stations refused and vetoed to play in the United States and elsewhere because of the word bitch.

References[change | change source]

  1. Simpson, Dave (13 September 2018). "Elton John's 50 greatest songs – ranked!". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  2. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Caribou – Elton John". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 August 2019. 'The Bitch Is Back' is one of his best hard rock cuts ...
  3. Kirkl, Justin (29 May 2019). "Neither 'Rocket Man' Nor 'Tiny Dancer' Is Elton John's Best Song". Esquire. Retrieved 8 August 2019.