The thought of "Candle in the Wind" never even crossed my mind! He has so many songs.
I too didn't see a lot of poignancy in the songs themselves, as a reflection of his life. The poignancy came in Egerton's acting. The music itself and the way it was placed created great emotional buoyancy though.
1SO, when you say it's more like Bohemian Rhapsody than it is different, are you saying you didn't like Bohemian Rhapsody, or that Rocketman didn't bring anything new? I really loved Bohemian Rhapsody. They're basically the same story - the rise, fall and rise of a musical prodigy, so I was happy the two movies came at it differently, style wise.
You mention somewhere about wondering if Egerton would be too "cool" for the role. This is the first time I've seen him, so I didn't have that concern. To me, he came across as rather adorkable. Was he able to pull off the role, in your opinion? (Thanks for the pic! I've been having difficulty with either Imgur or my new-to-me Mac laptop. There's a big learning curve ahead!)
Dave, I too loved the color choices! I picked this particular screen shot, because of how the red costume eclipsed those session scenes. Glad it wowed you too.