Released in 1979, Elton John’s Victim of Love album often gets overlooked in his extensive discography. However, this disco-infused record holds a unique charm and deserves recognition for its catchy melodies, soulful vocals, and danceable grooves.
The title track, “Victim of Love,” is an instant earworm, with its infectious rhythm, soaring chorus, and passionate vocals from John. The song perfectly captures the essence of disco, with its pulsating beat and uplifting message of love and self-acceptance.
Other highlights include the upbeat “Johnny B. Goode” cover, which adds a funky twist to Chuck Berry’s classic rock anthem, and the smooth and sensual “I Hold Your Heart in My Hand,” showcasing John’s ability to deliver heartfelt ballads.