Too Low for Zero

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Too Low for Zero
Studio album by
Released30 May 1983
RecordedSeptember 1982 – January 1983
StudioAIR (Montserrat) and Sunset Sound Recorders (Hollywood, CA).
GenreRock, pop rock
LabelGeffen (US)
Rocket (UK)
ProducerChris Thomas
Elton John chronology
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Singles from Too Low for Zero
  1. "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
    Released: April 1983
  2. "I'm Still Standing"
    Released: 3 July 1983
  3. "Kiss the Bride"
    Released: October 1983
  4. "Cold as Christmas (In the Middle of the Year)"/"Crystal"
    Released: November 1983
  5. "Too Low for Zero"
    Released: 1984

Too Low for Zero (stylised as 2 ▼ 4 0) is the seventeenth studio album by Elton John and was released on 30 May 1983. It went to number 2 in Australia and New Zealand, number 5 in Germany, number 6 in Norway, number 7 in Spain and the United Kingdom, number 17 in Canada and number 25 in the United States.

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written and composed by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Cold as Christmas (In the Middle of the Year)"   4:19
2. "I'm Still Standing"   3:02
3. "Too Low for Zero"   5:46
4. "Religion"   4:05
5. "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" (Music: John, Davey Johnstone; lyrics: Taupin) 4:41
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Crystal"   5:05
2. "Kiss the Bride"   4:22
3. "Whipping Boy"   3:43
4. "Saint"   5:17
5. "One More Arrow"   3:34
Total length:
  • Sides one and two were combined as tracks 1–10 on CD reissues.
Bonus tracks (1998 Mercury reissue)
No. Title Length
11. "Earn While You Learn" (Lord Choc Ice (John)) 6:46
12. "Dreamboat" (Music: John, Tim Renwick; Lyrics: Gary Osborne) 7:34
13. "The Retreat"   4:46
Total length: