WATCH | In honor of Elton John's 70th birthday this Saturday, Circa's celebrating the many reasons why you might hoist a small animal in tribute.
Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, the singer not only changed his name to Elton John, he tacked on the middle name Hercules because of course, he did.
WATCH | Thanks to his 1995 Academy Award win (shown), five Grammys and a Tony, he only needs an Emmy to achieve EGOT status.
Selling more than 300 million records, he has delivered top-30 hits for at least 24 years.
WATCH | He broke international barriers as one of the first Western pop stars to perform in Israel and the Soviet Union.
He's said he tours with two tiaras, in case he's "invited to something really formal."
WATCH | Decades before Lady Gaga's costumes went viral, John caused a stir with his legendary stage outfits, including this feathery frock from when he performed "Crocodile Rock" on "The Muppet Show."
Without his "Lion King" hit "The Circle Of Life," we wouldn't hoist pets like they're Simba.
WATCH | In addition, his Elton John Aids Foundation has raised $385 million since it was launched in 1992. The charity funds educational initiatives and helps people who have HIV/AIDS access proper medical care.
Elton john being knighted by the Queen pic.twitter.com/JgHzfVCajF— Elton John (@EltonJohnPics) May 18, 2013
It's one reason Queen Elizabeth II knighted him for "services to music and charitable services."
WATCH | Speaking of iconic singers celebrating a birthday this weekend, here's Circa's tribute to Diana Ross, who turns 73 on Sunday.