"Sacrifice" was the second single from Elton John's 22nd studio album, Sleeping with the Past. Released in October of 1989, it became John's first top 20 release of the 1990s in the U.S., reaching #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
The single failed to make the top 40 on the UK Official Charts on its initial release (peaking at #55). It was however re-released in the summer of 1990 with "Healing Hands" as a double A-sided single. .