Two of Elton’s appearances in 2015 were as a surprise musical guest at a pair of Ed Sheehan concerts, one at London’s Wembley Stadium and one at Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Elton and Ed duetted on Elton’s 1975 #1 hit, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, as well as Sheehan’s Afire Love. The Wembley appearance can be found on Sheeran’s DVD release, Jumping For Goalposts.
Elton released his 33rd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night, on February 5, 2016. Co-produced by T Bone Burnett, it became Elton’s 31st top 10 charting album in the UK and his 19th in the US. Its first single, Looking Up, extended Elton’s record for most appearances on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart at 71.