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Encyclopedia > The Bitch Is Back
"The Bitch Is Back"
Single by Elton John
from the album Caribou
Released 1974
Genre Rock
Writer(s) Elton John & Bernie Taupin


"The Bitch Is Back" is a song by Elton John, written with Bernie Taupin. It was the second single released from his 1974 album Caribou. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Caribou is the eighth studio album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Bernie Taupin (born May 22, 1950) is an English lyricist most famous for his collaboration with Elton John. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Bernie Taupin (born May 22, 1950) is an English lyricist most famous for his collaboration with Elton John. ... Caribou is the eighth studio album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ...


The song was twice recorded by Tina Turner: for her "Rough" album in 1978 and again for the John/Taupin tribute album Two Rooms in 1991. Turner also performed the song in her live show in the late 1970s, and with Elton John at the VH1 Fashion and Music Awards 1995 and VH1 Divas Live '99. Tina Turner (born November 26, 1939) is a seven time Grammy Award-winning American singer, dancer, record producer and performer whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Two Rooms is an album celebrating the prolific career of Elton John and Bernie Taupin as song writing partners. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. ...


The song was inspired not by John or Taupin directly, but rather by Bernie Taupin's wife of the time. When discussing the Caribou album, Elton John threw one of his legendary tantrums. This led to Taupin's wife to claim "the bitch is back". Taupin then wrote the lyric.


 
 

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