Healing Hands

There's a light, where the darkness ends

In Their Own Words

Bernie Taupin:

“But I think “Healing Hands” was chosen as the first single because it’s the most obvious one; it’s the most anthemic song on the album probably.”

Photo of Elton John during the filming of the Healing Hands music video.Trivia

  • Influenced in part by The Impressions
  • Lyrically inspired by The Four Top’s “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”
  • Bernie was involved creatively with the music video

Technical Notes

  • Elton originally demoed the song with an entirely different structure at Woodside


Keyboards & Vocals – Elton John
Bass – Romeo Williams
Drums –  Jonathan Moffett
Guitar – Davey Johnstone
Guitar & Keyboards – Fred Mandel
Keyboards – Guy Babylon
Backing vocals – Marlena Jeter, Natalie Jackson, Mortonette Jenkins, Davey Johnstone