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Billy Joel

Background information
Birth name William Martin Joel[1]
Born May 9, 1949 (1949-05-09) (age 60)
Origin The Bronx, New York,
United States[1]
Genres Rock, pop, classical, blue eyed soul
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, piano/keyboards, guitar, harmonica, accordion
Years active 1964–present
Labels Columbia
Family Productions
Famous Music
Sony Classical
Associated acts Echoes, The Hassles, Attila, Elton John
Website www.billyjoel.com
.William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American musician and pianist, singer-songwriter, and classical composer.^ Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever?
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^ His favorite musician at that time was Billy Joel.
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^ Real Name: William Martin Joel Profile: Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949 in the Bronx and shortly after that moved to the Levittown section of Hicksville, Long Island, New York.
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.Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, according to the RIAA.^ Piano Man released Piano Man Tour .
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^ By the end of 1973, Billy Joel's first album for Columbia Records, Piano Man, had been released.

^ Joel played piano on several recordings George "Shadow" Morton produced -- including the Shangri-Las' "Leader of the Pack" -- as well as several records released through Kama Sutra Productions.

[2]
.Joel had Top 10 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s and has 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote singlehandedly.^ Jaar Top 40 Hits - Deel 5 - 1981-1984 (3xCD, Comp) .
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^ The album cranked out four Top-40 hits on the Billboard Charts in the US, and was a worldwide smash.
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.He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner, a 23-time Grammy nominee and has sold over 100 million records worldwide.^ A winner of six Grammys including the Living Legend Award, Billy Joel is known for an amazing live show that features classics like "My Life" and "Uptown Girl."
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[3] .He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006).^ Joel's induction into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (Class of 1992), and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Class of 1999) has further solidified his status as one of America's leading music icons.
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^ Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992.
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^ El Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ha celebrado su 25 cumpleaños con un macroconcierto en el Madison Square Garden.
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.Joel "retired" from recording pop music in 1993 but continues to tour (often with Elton John).^ He has continued to tour occasionally (usually with Elton John) in addition to writing and recording classical music.
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^ He recorded a large number of pop music hits from 1973 (beginning with the single "Piano Man") to his retirement from the genre in 1993.
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^ The man knows how to write pop music, and his tremendous staying power (almost 40 years on tour) is a testament to his immeasurable skill.
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.In 2001, he released Fantasies & Delusions, a CD of classical compositions for piano.^ Fantasies and Delusions, his first album of classical pieces, got a tepid response from critics but went to #1 on the classical charts.
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^ In 1993 he released his last pop album "River Of Dreams" Hereafter he only released some singles occasionally and a classical piano album in 2001.
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^ Fantasies & Delusions (2001) (performed by Richard Joo) #83 US .
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.In 2007, he briefly returned to pop songwriting and recording with a single entitled "All My Life" – written for his third wife Katie Lee Joel.^ Phil Ramone most recently produced with Joel his single, “All My Life”.
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^ Now I'm all thinkin' that I should download some Billy Joel for my iPod.
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^ In 2004, Joel married 23 year-old Katie Lee.
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.In September 2007, Joel wrote "Christmas in Fallujah," a tribute to soldiers and a grim depiction of war.^ Joel "was born in '49, a Cold War kid in McCarthy time," as he wrote in his song "Leningrad."
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.The song was recorded by Cass Dillon and subsequently by Joel himself in a December 2008 live version that was released only in Australia.^ After 52nd Street Joel took a break from recording, but released the album Songs In The Attic.
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^ Joel signed his first solo record contract with Artie Ripp of Family Productions and subsequently recorded his first solo album.
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.Joel returned to touring in 2006 after a three-year hiatus from the road and has toured extensively ever since, covering many major world cities.^ Behind him always -- police officer in this city for many years.
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.In March 2009, Joel resumed his popular Face to Face tour with fellow pianist Elton John.^ Face to Face with Elton John 2002 .
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^ Face to Face with Elton John 2001 .
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^ Face to Face with Elton John 2003 .
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.The tour ended in March 2010 and there are currently no more dates scheduled, although Joel, who has stated a desire to take the rest of 2010 off, told Rolling Stone magazine: "We’ll probably pick it up again.^ The biggest fault is that there is a notable drop-off in quality after 1986's The Bridge (which ends midway through disc two), but even so, this is as good a distillation of Joel's talents imaginable.
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^ Conceived as a rap or a more rhythmic song than anything in Joel's career previously, the lyrics of the song were also made up of names and phrases relating to newsmaking events of the 40 year span of Billy Joel's life to date.
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^ Joel stated that his next album would be more of a hard-rock record, as he was trying to prove that he would not turn into a crooner.
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It’s always fun playing with him."

Contents

Biography

Early life

.Joel was born in The Bronx, New York and raised in the Levittown section of Hicksville, New York.^ Posted: October 13, 1998 Description: Billy Joel tries to woo Christie Brinkley at a local New York gas station.
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.His father, Howard (born Helmut), was born in Germany as the son of German-Jewish merchant and manufacturer Karl Amson Joel who after the advent of the Nazi regime emigrated to Switzerland and later to the United States.^ His father, Howard Joel, was a Jewish refugee from Germany and his mother, Rosalind Hyman, was born in England, to an agnostic Jewish family.
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Billy Joel's mother, Rosalind Nyman, was born in England to a Jewish family (Philip and Rebecca Nyman). .His parents divorced in 1960, and his father moved to Vienna, Austria.^ His parents later divorced, and his father moved back to Eastern Europe.
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.Billy has a sister, Judith Joel, and a half-brother, Alexander Joel, who is an acclaimed classical conductor in Europe, currently chief musical director of the Staatstheater Braunschweig.^ I actually like Billy Joel's music.
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^ Thanks to everyone who has commented, whether you like Billy Joel or not.
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^ Marc Abian January 27, 2009 12:22 PM I agree the best of Billy Joel's music is very very good.
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[4]
Joel's father was an accomplished classical pianist. .Billy reluctantly began piano lessons at an early age, at his mother's insistence; his teachers included the noted American pianist Morton Estrin[5] and musician/songwriter Timothy Ford.^ Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) .
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.His interest in music, rather than sports, was a source of teasing and bullying in his early years.^ From an early age, Joel had an intense interest in music, especially classical music.
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(He has said in interviews that his piano instructor also taught ballet. Her name was Frances Neiman, and she was a Juilliard trained musician. She gave both classic piano and ballet lessons in the studio attached to the rear of her house, leading neighborhood bullies to mistakenly think he was learning to dance.) .As a teenager, Joel took up boxing so that he would be able to defend himself.^ He would be the first rock act to play there since the Berlin Wall went up, a fact not lost on history buff Joel.
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^ Most of that audience took a long while to warm up to Joel's energetic show, something that never had happened in other countries he had performed in.
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He boxed successfully on the amateur Golden Gloves circuit for a short time, winning twenty-two bouts, but abandoned the sport shortly after having his nose broken in his twenty-fourth boxing match.[6]
.Joel attended Hicksville High School, class of 1967, but did not graduate.^ My high school graduation song is a Billy Joel tune, can't remember which one.
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Due to playing at a piano bar, he was one English credit short of the graduation requirement; he overslept on the day of an important exam, owing to his late-night musician's lifestyle. He left high school without a diploma to begin a career in music. "I told them, 'the hell with it. .If I'm not going to Columbia University, I'm going to Columbia Records and you don't need a high school diploma over there'."[7] Columbia did, in fact, become the label that eventually signed him.^ You agree to immediately notify us if you become aware of or believe there is or may have been any unauthorized use of (or activity using) your user name or password or any other need to deactivate your user name or password due to security concerns.
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In 1992, he submitted essays to the school board and was awarded his diploma at Hicksville High's annual graduation ceremony—25 years after he had left.[8]

Early career

.Upon seeing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, Joel decided to pursue a full-time musical career, and set about finding a local Long Island band to join.^ Joel decided to do both, throwing in a few classic rock covers at the end of a show that offered a whirlwind spin through his lengthy back catalog.
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^ Those songs now mark that time for me, and I really care about the music in a way that transcends some cranky guy who needs to calm down.
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^ But I'll admit to grooving to some of Mr. Joel's music from time to time.
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Eventually he found the Echoes, a group that specialized in British Invasion covers. The Echoes became a popular New York attraction, convincing him to leave high school to become a professional musician. He began playing for the Echoes when he was 14 years old.[9]
.Joel began playing recording sessions with the Echoes in 1965, when he was 16 years old.^ Billy Joel Weds 23 Year Old Bride (BBC.co.uk: Oct.
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^ In 2004, Joel married 23 year-old Katie Lee.
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.Joel played piano on several recordings produced by Shadow Morton, including (as claimed by Joel, but denied by songwriter Ellie Greenwich) the Shangri-Las' Leader of the Pack,[10] as well as several records released through Kama Sutra Productions.^ Joel has a history of car accidents, including several that occurred while he allegedly was under the influence of alcohol.
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^ After 52nd Street Joel took a break from recording, but released the album Songs In The Attic.
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^ Due to surgery (which included the temporary insertion of five pins into his wrist) and a month in the hospital, production of the album was temporarily shut down while Joel recovered.
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.During this time, the Echoes started to play numerous late-night shows.^ On Late Night with David Letterman (Billy played piano for Mick Jones' "Just Wanna Hold") Oct.
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.Later, in 1965, the Echoes changed their name to the Emeralds and then to the Lost Souls.^ Beatles, he joined his first own band "The Echoes", which became "The Lost Souls" in 1965 and "The Emerald Lords" in 1966.
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For two years, Joel played sessions and performed with the Lost Souls. .In 1967, he left that band to join the Hassles, a Long Island band that had signed a contract with United Artists Records.^ Joel signed his first solo record contract with Artie Ripp of Family Productions and subsequently recorded his first solo album.
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^ In 1967 he joined "The Hassles".
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Over the next year and a half, they released The Hassles in 1967, Hour of the Wolf in 1968, and four singles, all of which failed commercially. .Following The Hassles' demise in 1969, he formed the duo Attila with Hassles drummer Jon Small.^ After they had recorded 2 LPs, which were not successful, Billy Joel and Jon Small, the drummer of the Hassles, formed the psychedelic duo "Attila".
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.Attila released their eponymous debut album in July 1970, and disbanded the following October.^ Storm Front was released in October, and it eventually became Joel's first Number 1 album since Glass Houses, nine years previously.
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.The reason for the group's break-up has been attributed to Joel's affair with Small's wife, Elizabeth, whom Joel eventually married.^ He later started an affair with Small's wife Elizabeth and married her in 1971.
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^ Joel married his business manager, Elizabeth Weber, in May of 1971.
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[11]

Cold Spring Harbor

.Joel signed his first solo record contract with Family Productions, and subsequently recorded his first solo album.^ Recorded live during Joel's 1987 tour of the USSR: the first tour of an American rock artist in the region for several decades.
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^ Through a combination of touring and constant hustling, he landed a contract with Columbia and recorded his second album in 1973.
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.Cold Spring Harbor (a reference to the Long Island town of the same name), was released in 1971. However, the album was mastered at the wrong speed, and the album was initially released with this error, resulting in Joel's sounding a semitone too high.^ Cold Spring Harbor (1971) #158 US .
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^ DISCOGRAPHY Cold Spring Harbor (1971, Family) .
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^ Cold Spring Harbor (a reference to the Long Island town of the same name), was released in 1971.
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.The onerous terms of the Family Productions contract also guaranteed him very little money from the sales of his albums.^ Combined with the onerous terms of the contract that guaranteed him very little money from the sales of his albums, Joel fled to Los Angeles, California with Elizabeth and played in the "Executive Lounge" under the name Bill Martin.
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^ His experiences in Los Angeles connected him with executives from Columbia Records, who bought out his poor contract with Ripp, with the condition that the "Family Productions" logo be displayed alongside the Columbia logo for the next five albums.
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^ Joel signed his first solo record contract with Artie Ripp of Family Productions and subsequently recorded his first solo album.
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.Popular cuts such as "She's Got a Way" and "Everybody Loves You Now" were originally released on this album, although they did not gain much attention until released as live performances in 1981 on Songs in the Attic.^ Songs in the Attic released in the US Nov.
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^ The new album was made up of cuts from live performances over previous tours, including songs from Cold Spring Harbor that had not gotten much notice previously.
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^ After 52nd Street Joel took a break from recording, but released the album Songs In The Attic.
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Since then, they have become favorite concert numbers. .Cold Spring Harbor gained a second chance on the charts in 1984, when Columbia reissued the album after slowing it down to the correct speed.^ DISCOGRAPHY Cold Spring Harbor (1971, Family) .
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.The album reached #158 in the US and #95 in the UK nearly a year later.^ US, #7 UK, US sales: 21,000,000 (5th best selling album of all time) .
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Cold Spring Harbor caught the attention of Merrilee Rush ("Angel of the Morning") and she recorded a femme version of "She’s Got a Way (He’s Got a Way)" for Scepter Records in 1971.
.Joel gigged locally in New York City in the fall of 1971 and moved out to Los Angeles early in 1972, adopting the stage name Bill Martin.^ Combined with the onerous terms of the contract that guaranteed him very little money from the sales of his albums, Joel fled to Los Angeles, California with Elizabeth and played in the "Executive Lounge" under the name Bill Martin.
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^ Real Name: William Martin Joel Profile: Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949 in the Bronx and shortly after that moved to the Levittown section of Hicksville, Long Island, New York.
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^ Joel has always relied heavily on his own experiences in writing his songs; perhaps the best examples are "Piano Man", which he wrote out of his experience of regularly playing at a Los Angeles piano bar in the early 1970s, and "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," purportedly written about either the Syosset mainstay Christiano's or a similar eatery in New York City's Little Italy.
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[12] Subsequently he toured with his band members (Rhys Clark on drums, Al Hertzberg on guitar and Larry Russell on bass) until the end of June 1972 throughout the US and Puerto Rico, opening for headliners such as J. Geils Band, The Beach Boys and Taj Mahal. .At the Mar y sol festival in Puerto Rico, he electrified the crowd and got a big boost for his career.^ Mar Y Sol Rock Festival, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico Apr.
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[13]
.In addition, a Philadelphia radio station, WMMR-FM, started playing a tape of a new song of Joel's, "Captain Jack", taken from a live concert.^ Posted: October 13, 1998 Description: Billy Joel tries to woo Christie Brinkley at a local New York gas station.
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It became an underground hit on the East Coast. Herb Gordon, an executive of Columbia Records, heard Joel's music and made his company aware of Joel's talent. Joel signed a recording contract with Columbia in 1972 and moved to Los Angeles. He lived there for three years (and has since declared that those three years were a big mistake), returning to New York City in 1975. While in California, he had a paid job in a piano bar, The Executive Room on Wilshire Boulevard (using the name "Bill Martin"), where he composed his signature hit "Piano Man".[13]

Columbia years: 1973–1976

.Joel's experiences in Los Angeles connected him with record company executives, who bought out his contract with Ripp under the condition that the "Family Productions" logo be displayed alongside the Columbia logo for the next ten albums.^ Joel signed his first solo record contract with Artie Ripp of Family Productions and subsequently recorded his first solo album.
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^ His experiences in Los Angeles connected him with executives from Columbia Records, who bought out his poor contract with Ripp, with the condition that the "Family Productions" logo be displayed alongside the Columbia logo for the next five albums.
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^ Combined with the onerous terms of the contract that guaranteed him very little money from the sales of his albums, Joel fled to Los Angeles, California with Elizabeth and played in the "Executive Lounge" under the name Bill Martin.
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.There was a stipulation that Family Productions would receive a 25-cent royalty for every album Joel sold.^ He played there for 6 months earning a living and trying to escape from Family Productions and Artie Ripp.
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.The stand-out track for Piano Man was the title track, which, despite only making it to #25 on the Billboard Hot 100, stands as Joel's signature song (he ends nearly all of his concerts with it).^ The experience also yielded his signature song "Piano Man."
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^ It eventually became Joel's first Billboard Number 1 song.
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^ Joel has stated on numerous occasions that the song stands on its own, and he does not feel the need to update or rewrite the song to take news since 1989 into account.
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The touring band changed as well, Don Evans replacing Al Hertzberg on guitar, and Patrick McDonald taking over the bass position, to be replaced in 1974 by Doug Stegmeyer, who remained with Billy until 1989. Tom Whitehorse on banjo and pedal steel and then Johnny Almond on sax and keyboards rounded out the band. Billy's infectious spirit and talent galvanized the band into a tight performing unit, touring the U.S. and Canada extensively and appearing on the popular music shows of the day. .Joel remained in Los Angeles to write Streetlife Serenade, his second album on the Columbia label.^ Streetlife Serenade (1974, Columbia) .
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^ Streetlife Serenade (Album) ◄ (6 versions) .
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^ Streetlife Serenade (CD, Album, RM) .
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.It was around this time that Jon Troy, an old friend from the New York neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, acted as Joel's manager although he would soon be replaced by Joel's wife Elizabeth.^ The New York singer/songwriter pours his heart out to all the random bar dwellers around the globe...
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^ Stony Brook University Gym, Stony Brook, New York (Opening act was Deadly Nightshade) see here Dec.
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^ Posted: October 13, 1998 Description: Billy Joel tries to woo Christie Brinkley at a local New York gas station.
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[14] References to both suburbia and the inner city pepper the album.
The stand-out track on the album is "The Entertainer", a #34 hit in the U.S. which picks up thematically where "Piano Man" left off. .Joel was upset that "Piano Man" had been significantly edited down to make it more radio-friendly, and in "The Entertainer", he refers to the edit with sarcastic lines such as "If you're gonna have a hit, you gotta make it fit, so they cut it down to 3:05", alluding to shortening of singles for radio play, as compared with the longer versions that appear on albums.^ Piano Man (live unreleased version) .
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^ The album Piano Man was released in 1974 and sold roughly four million copies.
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^ Joel appears alone with a piano and without the benefit of his full band for the roughly two-hour program.
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.Although Streetlife Serenade is often considered one of Joel's weaker albums (Joel has confirmed his distaste for the album), it nevertheless contains some notable tracks, including the title track, "Los Angelenos" and the instrumental "Root Beer Rag", which was a staple of his live set in the '70s and was resurrected frequently in 2007 and 2008. Streetlife Serenade also marks the beginning of a more confident vocal style on Joel's part.^ History of Live Performances by Billy Joel These pages contain documents describing live performances by Billy Joel throughout his career.
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^ The Nylon Curtain was considered by many Joel's most ambitious album, but it came with a high physical and emotional price tag.
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^ Joel stated that his next album would be more of a hard-rock record, as he was trying to prove that he would not turn into a crooner.
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.In late 1975, he played piano and organ on several tracks on Bo Diddley's The 20th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll all-star album.^ On Late Night with David Letterman (Billy played piano for Mick Jones' "Just Wanna Hold") Oct.
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.Disenchanted with the L.A. music scene, Joel returned to New York in 1976. There he recorded Turnstiles, for which he used his own hand-picked musicians in the studio for the first time, and also adopted a more hands-on role.^ Posted: October 13, 1998 Description: Billy Joel tries to woo Christie Brinkley at a local New York gas station.
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^ Schaefer Music Festival/Wollman Rink/Central Park/New York, NY .
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Songs were initially recorded at Caribou Ranch with members of Elton John's band, and produced by famed Chicago producer James William Guercio, but Joel was dissatisfied with the results. .The songs were re-recorded in New York, and Joel took over, producing the album himself.^ After 52nd Street Joel took a break from recording, but released the album Songs In The Attic.
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^ Joel stated that his next album would be more of a hard-rock record, as he was trying to prove that he would not turn into a crooner.
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^ Joel balanced such radio-ready material with a series of New York vignettes, seemingly inspired by Springsteen 's working-class fables and clearly intended to be the artistic centerpieces of the album.
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.The minor hit "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" echoed the Phil Spector sound, and was covered by Ronnie Spector (in a 2008 radio interview, Joel said he does not perform "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" in his live shows anymore because it is in too high a key and "shreds" his vocal cords.^ History of Live Performances by Billy Joel These pages contain documents describing live performances by Billy Joel throughout his career.
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^ "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" #17 US (originally released on Turnstiles May 1976) .
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^ Most of that audience took a long while to warm up to Joel's energetic show, something that never had happened in other countries he had performed in.
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) .The album also featured the song "New York State of Mind", a bluesy, jazzy epic that has become one of Joel's signature songs, and which was later covered by fellow Columbia labelmates Barbra Streisand, on her 1977 Streisand Superman album, and as a duet with Tony Bennett, on his 2001 "Playing with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues" album.^ His song "New York State of Mind" a track from 1976's Turnstiles album that has since become a standard also demonstrated his affinity for his home state.
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^ "My Life" eventually became the theme song for a new US television sitcom, "Bosom Buddies," which featured actor Tom Hanks in one of his earliest roles.
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^ Joel balanced such radio-ready material with a series of New York vignettes, seemingly inspired by Springsteen 's working-class fables and clearly intended to be the artistic centerpieces of the album.
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.Other songs on the album include "Summer, Highland Falls," "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)" and "Say Goodbye to Hollywood," which became a Top 40 hit in 1981 in a live version.^ The new album was made up of cuts from live performances over previous tours, including songs from Cold Spring Harbor that had not gotten much notice previously.
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^ "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" #17 US (originally released on Turnstiles May 1976) .
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^ The album cranked out four Top-40 hits on the Billboard Charts in the US, and was a worldwide smash.
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Songs such as "Prelude/Angry Young Man" would become a mainstay of his concerts for years.

The Stranger and 52nd Street

For The Stranger, Columbia Records teamed Joel with producer Phil Ramone. .The album yielded four Top-25 hits on the Billboard Charts in the US: "Just the Way You Are" (#3), "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" (#17), "Only the Good Die Young" (#24), and "She's Always a Woman" (#17).^ "Only the Good Die Young" #24 US .
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^ The River of Dreams / Keeping The Faith / Only the Good Die Young .
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^ Just The Way You Are (7", Single) .
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.Album sales exceeded Columbia's previous top-selling album, Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water,[15] and was certified multi-platinum.^ Album sales exceeded Columbia's previous top album, Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water and was certified multi-platinum.
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^ US, #7 UK, US sales: 21,000,000 (5th best selling album of all time) .
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.His first-ever Top Ten album, it reached #2 on the charts.^ The album cranked out four Top-40 hits on the Billboard Charts in the US, and was a worldwide smash.
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^ Fantasies and Delusions, his first album of classical pieces, got a tepid response from critics but went to #1 on the classical charts.
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.Ramone subsequently produced every Billy Joel studio release up to Storm Front, initially released in 1989. This album also featured "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant", an album-oriented rock classic, which has become one of his most well known songs.^ Billy Joel is an icon...love this song!
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^ Storm Front released in the US Dec.
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^ Tags: billy joel • christie brinkley • pop • rock Posted By: mtvmusicvideos Videos: 15714 Articles: 0 More From User Muse - Resistance .
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The song references a restaurant, Fontana di Trevi, near Carnegie Hall where he went when performing there.
.The Stranger netted Joel Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, for "Just the Way You Are", which was written as a gift to his wife Elizabeth.^ We have the rare billy joel records and cds that you have been looking for from hundreds of online record stores.
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^ Uptown Girl A1 Uptown Girl (3:12), A2 My Life (4:43), B1 Just The Way You Are (4:50), B2 It's Still Rock And ...
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^ Just the Way You Are .
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He received a late night phonecall to his hotel room in Paris (he was on tour) in February 1979, letting him know he had won in both categories.[16]
Joel faced high expectations on his next album. .52nd Street was conceived as a day in Manhattan, and was named after the famous street of same name which hosted many of the world's premier jazz venues and performers throughout the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.^ Street was conceived as a day in Manhattan, and was named after the block where Columbia Records' office was located.
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Fans purchased over seven million copies on the strength of the hits "My Life" (#3), "Big Shot" (#14), and "Honesty" (#24). .This helped 52nd Street become Joel's first #1 album.^ After 52nd Street Joel took a break from recording, but released the album Songs In The Attic.
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^ Joel signed his first solo record contract with Artie Ripp of Family Productions and subsequently recorded his first solo album.
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^ Storm Front was released in October, and it eventually became Joel's first Number 1 album since Glass Houses, nine years previously.
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"My Life" eventually became the theme song for a new US television sitcom, Bosom Buddies, which featured actor Tom Hanks in one of his earliest roles. .52nd Street was the first album to be released on Compact Disc in Japan (1982).^ The Hassles' first album The Hassles released 1968 .
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^ Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA May 17 Honolulu, HW 52nd Street Japan Tour .
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^ Street released 52nd Street US Tour 45 cities .
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The album won Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male and Album of the Year.
.Despite the publicity photos and album cover showing Joel holding a trumpet, he does not play the instrument on the album, though two tracks on the album do feature trumpets.^ Billy Joel does an energetic cover of Back in the U.S.S.R. for a wild Leningrad crowd.
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Freddie Hubbard plays two solos in "Zanzibar". Jon Faddis joins Michael Brecker and Randy Brecker in the horn section for "Half a Mile Away".
In 1979, Billy Joel travelled to Havana, Cuba, to participate in the historic Havana Jam festival that took place between 2–4 March, alongside Rita Coolidge, Stephen Stills, the CBS Jazz All-Stars, the Trio of Doom, Fania All-Stars, Billy Swan, Bonnie Bramlett, Mike Finnegan, Weather Report, plus an array of Cuban artists such as Irakere, Pacho Alonso, Tata Güines and Orquesta Aragón. His performance is captured on Ernesto Juan Castellanos's documentary Havana Jam '79.

Early 1980s

.The success of his piano-driven ballads like "Just the Way You Are", "She's Always a Woman" and "Honesty" never sat well with Joel, as many critics were quick to slap the "balladeer" tag on him.^ The Nylon Curtain was considered by many Joel's most ambitious album, but it came with a high physical and emotional price tag.
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^ The Stranger netted Joel Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and Song of the Year, for "Just The Way You Are," which was written as a gift to his wife Elizabeth and became his highest charting song to date in the United States.
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^ "You're always in the desert looking for the oasis and all that's out there with you is the piano this big black beast with 88 teeth ...
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.With Glass Houses, he attacked the new wave popularity with aplomb and delivered several harder-edged songs custom made for the live shows in arenas and stadiums he was now playing almost exclusively.^ The new album was made up of cuts from live performances over previous tours, including songs from Cold Spring Harbor that had not gotten much notice previously.
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^ He has made many references in his lyrics to locations in the New York City metropolitan area, particularly the Island, in his songs.
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^ New York State of Mind (live at Yankee Stadium) .
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.The front cover consisted of Joel's real-life modern glass house.^ Glass Houses was Joel's biggest hit since The Stranger in terms of the number of records sold.
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^ Storm Front was released in October, and it eventually became Joel's first Number 1 album since Glass Houses, nine years previously.
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^ Back to: Billy Joel WWW Page: Glass Houses .
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.The album spent 6 weeks at #1 on the Billboard chart and yielded such hits as "You May Be Right" (used as the theme song, covered by Southside Johnny, for the CBS mid-90s sitcom Dave's World) (#7, May 1980), "Close To The Borderline" (B-side of the "You May Be Right" single), "Don't Ask Me Why" (#19, September 1980), "Sometimes a Fantasy" (#36, November 1980) and "It's Still Rock & Roll to Me", which became Joel's first Billboard #1 song in July, 1980. Glass Houses won the Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male.^ It eventually became Joel's first Billboard Number 1 song.
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^ For example, the Miracle Mile line in "It's Still Rock & Roll to Me" refers to the affluent shopping district located on Northern Boulevard in the community of Manhasset.
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^ Joel was treated previously for alcohol abuse in 2002 when he spent two weeks at Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut.
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.It would also win the American Music Award for Favorite Album, Pop/Rock category.^ Joel stated that his next album would be more of a hard-rock record, as he was trying to prove that he would not turn into a crooner.
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The album's closing song, "Through The Long Night", (B-side of the "It's Still Rock & Roll to Me" single) was a lullaby that featured Joel harmonizing with himself in a song he says was inspired by The Beatles' "Yes It Is".[13]
.His next release, Songs in the Attic, was composed of live performances of less well-known songs from the beginning of his career.^ Songs in the Attic released in the US Nov.
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^ History of Live Performances by Billy Joel These pages contain documents describing live performances by Billy Joel throughout his career.
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^ This, combined with the emphasis in David Fricke's liner notes on how Joel and band performed most of the album live in the studio, winds up shining the spotlight on Billy's strengths as a bandleader and showman, as well as his songs.
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.It was recorded during larger US arenas and intimate night club shows in June and July 1980. This release introduced many fans, who discovered Joel when The Stranger became a smash in 1977, to many of his earlier compositions.^ Glass Houses was Joel's biggest hit since The Stranger in terms of the number of records sold.
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^ These moments are what make the record worthwhile for serious Joel fans, since that's where he sounds relaxed and emotionally vested.
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^ Critics assailed Joel for this approach, but the song generated significant buzz and quickly became Joel's third US Number 1 hit after its release.
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.The album reached #8 on the Billboard chart and produced two hit singles: "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" (#17), and "She's Got a Way" (#23).^ Say Goodbye to Hollywood .
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^ Say Goodbye to Hollywood (Live) .
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It sold over 3 million copies. Though not as successful as some of his previous albums, the album was still considered a success by Joel.[13]
.The next wave of Joel's career commenced with the recording of The Nylon Curtain.^ In short, The Nylon Curtain is where Billy Joel went serious, consciously crafting a song cycle about Baby Boomers in the Reagan era.
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.Considered his most audacious and ambitious album by many critics, and cited by Joel himself to the present day as his favorite of his works, Joel took more than a page or two from the Lennon-McCartney songwriting style on this heavily Beatles-influenced album.^ Joel rarely wrote a set of songs better than those on The Stranger , nor did he often deliver an album as consistently listenable.
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.Work began on The Nylon Curtain in the fall of 1981. Joel was sidelined when he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident on Long Island on April 15, 1982, which delayed the completion of the album a few weeks.^ Joel balanced such radio-ready material with a series of New York vignettes, seemingly inspired by Springsteen 's working-class fables and clearly intended to be the artistic centerpieces of the album.
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^ In short, The Nylon Curtain is where Billy Joel went serious, consciously crafting a song cycle about Baby Boomers in the Reagan era.
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^ The Nylon Curtain (1982, Columbia) .
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Joel embarked on a brief tour in support of the album, during which his first video special, Live from Long Island, was recorded at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on December 30, 1982.[citation needed]
The Nylon Curtain went to #7 on the charts, partially due to heavy airplay on MTV for the videos to the singles "Allentown" and "Pressure." "Allentown" spent six weeks at a peak position of #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it one of the most-played radio songs of 1982, pushing it into 1983's year-end Top 70, and making it the most successful song from The Nylon Curtain album, besting "Pressure", which peaked at #20 (where it resided for three weeks) and "Goodnight Saigon" which reached #56.[citation needed]

Christie Brinkley and An Innocent Man

.The song "Uptown Girl" was one of the first songs written when Joel returned from vacation.^ Billy Joel - Uptown Girl .
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."Uptown Girl" is about supermodel Christie Brinkley, whom he started dating during the song's creation (the music video also included Brinkley).^ Tags: billy joel • christie brinkley • pop • rock Posted By: mtvmusicvideos Videos: 15714 Articles: 0 More From User Muse - Resistance .
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^ "Uptown Girl" was a love song about the seemingly mismatched romance between himself and Christie Brinkley, Alexa's mother and his second wife.
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^ Joel went on to marry supermodel Christie Brinkley in March of 1985.
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The song became a worldwide hit upon its release, #3 in the U.S. and Joel's sole #1 in the United Kingdom.
.The resulting album, An Innocent Man, was compiled as a tribute to the rock and roll music of the 1950s and 1960s, and also resulted in Joel's second Billboard #1 hit, "Tell Her About It", which was the first single off the album in the summer of 1983. The album itself reached #4 on the charts and #2 in UK. It also boasted 6 top-30 singles, the most of any album in Joel's catalog.^ Joel's induction into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (Class of 1992), and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Class of 1999) has further solidified his status as one of America's leading music icons.
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^ Joel paid tribute to life in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania in one of his most popular songs, "Allentown," released in 1982.
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^ Fantasies and Delusions, his first album of classical pieces, got a tepid response from critics but went to #1 on the classical charts.
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At the time the album came out that summer, WCBS-FM began playing "The Longest Time" both in regular rotation and on the "Doo Wop Shop." Many fans wanted this to be the next single released in the fall, but that October, "Uptown Girl" would be released, peaking at #3 and ranking at #20 on Billboard's 1983 Hot 100 year-end chart.
.In December the title song, "An Innocent Man", would be released as a single and would peak at #10 in the U.S. and #8 in the UK, early in 1984. That March "The Longest Time" would finally be released as a single, peaking at #14 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.^ In 1971 Billy Joel started his solo career with the LP "Cold Spring Harbour"and finally, he became famous in 1973 with his song "Piano Man".
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^ The Longest Time (7", Single) .
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^ The Longest Time (Single) ◄ (3 versions) .
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.That summer, "Leave A Tender Moment Alone" would be released and hit #27 while "Keeping the Faith" would peak at #18 in January 1985. In the video for "Keeping the Faith", Christie Brinkley also plays the "redhead girl in a Chevrolet". An Innocent Man was also nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy, but lost to Michael Jackson's Thriller.^ The album Piano Man was released in 1974 and sold roughly four million copies.
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^ Tags: billy joel • christie brinkley • pop • rock Posted By: mtvmusicvideos Videos: 15714 Articles: 0 More From User Muse - Resistance .
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^ "Uptown Girl" was a love song about the seemingly mismatched romance between himself and Christie Brinkley, Alexa's mother and his second wife.
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Billy Joel also participated in the USA For Africa "We Are The World" project in 1985.
Following the success of An Innocent Man, Joel had been approached to release an album of his most successful singles. .This was not the first time this topic had come up, but Joel had initially considered "Greatest Hits" albums as marking the end of one's career.^ The Nylon Curtain was considered by many Joel's most ambitious album, but it came with a high physical and emotional price tag.
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^ He would be the first rock act to play there since the Berlin Wall went up, a fact not lost on history buff Joel.
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^ Joel first lived in the modern-day South Bronx, an ethnically white neighborhood at the time.
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.This time, he agreed, and Greatest Hits Vol.^ Greatest Hits Vol.
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^ Greatest Hits, Vol.
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^ Greatest Hits, Vols.
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.1 and 2
was released as a 4-sided album and 2-CD set, with the songs in sequence of when they were released.^ After 52nd Street Joel took a break from recording, but released the album Songs In The Attic.
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^ Songs In The Attic (CD, Album) .
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^ Your Songs (CD, Album, Bar) .
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.The new songs "You're Only Human (Second Wind)" and "The Night is Still Young" were recorded and released as singles to support the album; both reached the top 40, peaking at #9 and #34, respectively.^ You're Only Human (Second Time) .
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^ You're Only Human (Second Wind) .
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^ In addition, having attempted suicide earlier in his life, Joel composed a song on request called "You're Only Human (Second Wind)" specifically to strengthen those contemplating suicide to choose life instead.
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Billy Joel live on November 7, 2006
.Greatest Hits was highly successful and has since been certified double diamond by the RIAA for over 10.5 million copies (21 million units) sold.^ The album Piano Man was released in 1974 and sold roughly four million copies.
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^ Glass Houses was Joel's biggest hit since The Stranger in terms of the number of records sold.
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^ He has sold well over 100 million albums worldwide and is the sixth best selling artist in the United States.
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To date it is the 6th best selling album in American music history according to the RIAA.
.Coinciding with the Greatest Hits album release, Joel released a 2-volume Video Album that was a compilation of the promotional videos he had recorded from 1977 to the present time.^ Some of these have been recorded and are available, such as the fourth CD in his Greatest Hits Box Set.
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^ Joel stated that his next album would be more of a hard-rock record, as he was trying to prove that he would not turn into a crooner.
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^ After 52nd Street Joel took a break from recording, but released the album Songs In The Attic.
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.Along with videos for the new singles off the Greatest Hits album, Joel also recorded a video for his first hit, "Piano Man", for this project.^ Recorded live during Joel's 1987 tour of the USSR: the first tour of an American rock artist in the region for several decades.
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^ Some of these have been recorded and are available, such as the fourth CD in his Greatest Hits Box Set.
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^ Joel stated that his next album would be more of a hard-rock record, as he was trying to prove that he would not turn into a crooner.
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Though it broke into the Top Ten, The Bridge was not a success in relation to some of Joel's other albums, but it yielded the hits "A Matter of Trust" and "Modern Woman" from the film Ruthless People, a dark comedy from the directors of Airplane! (both #10). .In a departure from his "piano man" persona, Joel is shown in its video playing a Les Paul-autographed Gibson guitar.^ Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel may just skim the surface of Joel's large reservoir of material, but it's hard to argue with the end results.
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^ Amazon.com  ·  See more products for Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel [Australia Tour Edition] » .
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^ Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel (Australia Tour Edition) .
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The ballad "This is the Time" also charted, peaking at #18, and has been a favorite on the prom circuit ever since. .The reason "Modern Woman" has been left off many of Joel's compilation sets (the exception appears to be My Lives) is that he has since said in interviews he doesn't care for the song.^ In 1971 Billy Joel started his solo career with the LP "Cold Spring Harbour"and finally, he became famous in 1973 with his song "Piano Man".
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.On November 18, 1986, an extended version of the song "Big Man On Mulberry Street" was used on a season three episode of Moonlighting.^ Big Man on Mulberry Street .
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^ Big Man On Mulberry Street .
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.The episode itself was also titled "Big Man on Mulberry Street". In a dream sequence, Maddie Hayes envisions David Addison with his ex-wife.^ Big Man on Mulberry Street .
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^ Big Man On Mulberry Street .
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An extra horn solo was added to the song. The Bridge was also Joel's last album to carry the "Family Productions" logo, finally severing his ties with Artie Ripp.
At around this time, Joel completed voice work on Disney's Oliver & Company, released in 1988, a loose adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. Joel brought both his acting and musical talents to the film as Dodger. .For the film, Joel recorded a song titled "Why Should I Worry?"^ Why Should I Worry .
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^ Billy Joel Lyrics Billy Joel Song Titles Billy Joel Song List Billy Joel Song Lyrics .
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Critics were generally positive toward the film, and pointed to Billy's acting contribution as one of its highlights, despite it being his first acting job. In interviews, Billy explained that he took the job due to his love of Disney cartoons as a child.
.Joel has also stated in many interviews, most recently in a 2008 interview in Performing Songwriter magazine, that he does not think The Bridge is a good album.^ Price: $5.98      6 Reviews This disc is the album that launched Billy Joel as the megastar singer-songwriter of the '70s, and with good reason.
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The Russia trip

Throughout his tour supporting The Bridge, Joel and his handlers started planning a trip to the Soviet Union. .He would be one of the first American rock acts to play there since the Berlin Wall went up, a fact not lost on history buff Joel.^ Recorded live during Joel's 1987 tour of the USSR: the first tour of an American rock artist in the region for several decades.
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There would be six live performances, three each at indoor arenas in Moscow and Leningrad. Joel and his family (including young daughter Alexa) and his full touring band made the trip in June 1987. The entourage was filmed for television and video to eventually offset the cost of the trip, and the concerts were simulcast on radio around the world.
The audience in at least the first Moscow shows was filled with members of the Communist Party, who received tickets from the government as a perk. Most of that audience took a long while to warm up to Joel's energetic show, something that never had happened in other countries he had performed in. As a result, a minor international incident occurred when he famously flipped over an electric keyboard during the second Moscow show as a show of frustration that the lighting engineers would not turn down the house lights. The lighting engineers were more concerned with the amount of light being adequate for filming, as a documentary film crew was filming the concert. According to Joel, each time the fans were hit with the bright lights, anybody who seemed to be enjoying themselves froze. In addition, people who were "overreacting" were removed by security.[17]
The album КОНЦЕРТ (Russian for "Concert") was released in October 1987. Singer Peter Hewlitt was brought in to hit the high notes on his most vocally challenging songs, like "An Innocent Man." Joel also did versions of The Beatles classic "Back In The U.S.S.R." and Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A Changin'". It has been estimated that Joel lost more than $1 million of his own money on the trip and concerts, but he has said the goodwill he was shown there was well worth it.[13]

Storm Front and River of Dreams

.The first single from the album Storm Front, "We Didn't Start the Fire", was released in September 1989. The song became Joel's third and most recent US #1 hit, spending two weeks at the top; it was also Billboard's next-to-last #1 single of the 1980s.^ Didn't start the fire .
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^ In 1971 Billy Joel started his solo career with the LP "Cold Spring Harbour"and finally, he became famous in 1973 with his song "Piano Man".
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^ From "River of Dreams" and "We Didn't Start the Fire" to "Piano Man" and "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," this skillfully paced compilation, which also includes a ten-track DVD, is about as good a single-disc Billy Joel primer as one is likely to find.
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Storm Front was released in October, and it eventually became Joel's first #1 album since Glass Houses, 9 years earlier. .Storm Front was Joel's first album since Turnstiles to be recorded without Phil Ramone as producer.^ Recorded live during Joel's 1987 tour of the USSR: the first tour of an American rock artist in the region for several decades.
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^ Storm Front (Album) ◄ (8 versions) .
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^ Storm Front (Cass, Album) .
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For this album, he wanted a new sound, and worked with Mick Jones of Foreigner fame. Joel also revamped his backing band, firing everyone, save drummer Liberty DeVitto, guitarist David Brown, and saxophone player Mark Rivera, and bringing in new faces, including talented multi-instrumentalist Crystal Taliefero. .Storm Front's second single, "I Go To Extremes" made it to #6 in early 1990. The album was also notable for its song "Leningrad", written after Joel met a clown in the Soviet city of that name during his tour in 1987, and "The Downeaster Alexa", written to underscore the plight of fishermen on Long Island who are barely able to make ends meet.^ Recorded live during Joel's 1987 tour of the USSR: the first tour of an American rock artist in the region for several decades.
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Another well-known single from the album is the ballad "And So It Goes" (#37 in late 1990). The song was originally written in 1983, around the time Joel was writing songs for An Innocent Man; but "And So It Goes" did not fit that album's retro theme, so it was held back until Storm Front.
.Joel started work on River of Dreams in early 1993. Its cover art was a colorful painting by Christie Brinkley that was a series of scenes from each of the songs on the album.^ In 1971 Billy Joel started his solo career with the LP "Cold Spring Harbour"and finally, he became famous in 1973 with his song "Piano Man".
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^ From "River of Dreams" and "We Didn't Start the Fire" to "Piano Man" and "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," this skillfully paced compilation, which also includes a ten-track DVD, is about as good a single-disc Billy Joel primer as one is likely to find.
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^ Joel balanced such radio-ready material with a series of New York vignettes, seemingly inspired by Springsteen 's working-class fables and clearly intended to be the artistic centerpieces of the album.
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The eponymous first single was the last top 10 hit Joel has penned to date, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 & ranking at #21 on Billboard's 1993 year-end Hot 100 chart. .In addition to the title track, the album includes the hits "All About Soul" (with Color Me Badd on backing vocals) and "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)", written for his daughter, Alexa.^ All About Soul / You Picked A Real Bad Time (7") .
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^ All About Soul (Remix) / You Picked A Real Bad Time (CD, Mini, Single) .
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^ All About Soul / You Picked A Real Bad Time (Single) ◄ (2 versions) .
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A radio remix version of "All About Soul" can be found on The Essential Billy Joel (2001), and a demo version appears on "My Lives" (2005). The song "The Great Wall of China" was written about his ex-manager Frank Weber and was a regular in the setlist for Joel's 2006 tour. ."2000 Years" was prominent in the millennium concert at Madison Square Garden, December 31, 1999, and "Famous Last Words" closed the book on Joel's pop songwriting for more than a decade.^ Back to the top 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert (Japan Bonus Track) Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide Released: May 02, 2000 Label: Sony Music Distribution Rating: Styles: Hard Rock Soft Rock Contemporary Pop/Rock Album Rock Among the major artists celebrating the end of the 20th century with a New Year's Eve blowout was Billy Joel, who set up shop at Madison Square Garden and played a marathon show lasting nearly three hours.
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^ It's often enjoyable, but the end result is a bit underwhelming, which means that 2000 Years is more like a souvenir of a passed moment than it was intended to be.
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^ Several songs from the concert are absent on 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert , the audio record of the event, but that's because it's impossible to squeeze three hours onto two discs.
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1994–2007

.On August 25, 1994, Joel and second wife Christie Brinkley divorced.^ Tags: billy joel • christie brinkley • pop • rock Posted By: mtvmusicvideos Videos: 15714 Articles: 0 More From User Muse - Resistance .
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^ Posted: October 13, 1998 Description: Billy Joel tries to woo Christie Brinkley at a local New York gas station.
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.On December 31, 1999, Joel performed at New York's Madison Square Garden, which at the time was considered to be Joel's last solo concert.^ Posted: October 13, 1998 Description: Billy Joel tries to woo Christie Brinkley at a local New York gas station.
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^ The Concert For New York City (2xSACD, Album, Multichannel) .
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.The concert (dubbed The Night of the 2000 Years) ran for close to four hours and was later released as 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert.^ Several songs from the concert are absent on 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert , the audio record of the event, but that's because it's impossible to squeeze three hours onto two discs.
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^ Years: The Millennium Concert (Japan Bonus Track) .
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.1997's "To Make You Feel My Love" and "Hey Girl" both charted from Joel's Greatest Hits Volume III album.^ Greatest Hits Volume I & II (2xLP) .
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^ Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II (2xLP, Gat) .
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In 2001, Joel released Fantasies & Delusions, a collection of classical piano pieces. All were composed by Joel and performed by Richard Joo. .Joel often uses bits of these songs as interludes in live performances, and some of them are part of the score for the hit show Movin' Out.^ Joel rarely wrote a set of songs better than those on The Stranger , nor did he often deliver an album as consistently listenable.
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^ This, combined with the emphasis in David Fricke's liner notes on how Joel and band performed most of the album live in the studio, winds up shining the spotlight on Billy's strengths as a bandleader and showman, as well as his songs.
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^ Movin Out (Anthony's Song) .
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.The album topped the classical charts at #1. Joel performed "New York State of Mind" live on September 21, 2001, as part of the America: A Tribute to Heroes benefit concert, and on October 20, 2001, along with "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)", at the Concert for New York City in Madison Square Garden.^ In 1993 he released his last pop album "River Of Dreams" Hereafter he only released some singles occasionally and a classical piano album in 2001.
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^ Good Evening New York City (2xCD, Album, Liv + DVD, Con) .
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^ America: A Tribute To Heroes (2xCD) .
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That night, he also performed "Your Song" with Elton John.
.In 2005, Columbia released a box set, My Lives, which is largely a compilation of demos, b-sides, live/alternate versions and even a few Top 40 hits.^ Jaar Top 40 Hits - Deel 5 - 1981-1984 (3xCD, Comp) .
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^ My Lives (4xCD + DVD + Box) .
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The compilation also includes the Umixit software, in which people can remix "Zanzibar", "Only the Good Die Young", "Keepin' The Faith", and live versions of "I Go to Extremes" and "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" with their PC. Also, a DVD of a show from the River of Dreams tour is included.
On January 7, 2006, Joel began a tour across the United States. Having not written, or at least released, any new songs in 13 years, he featured a sampling of songs from throughout his career, including major hits as well as obscure tunes like "Zanzibar" and "All for Leyna". His tour included an unprecedented 12 sold-out concerts over several months at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The singer's stint of 12 shows at Madison Square Garden broke a previous record set by New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen, who played 10 sold-out shows at the same arena. The record earned Joel the first retired number (12) in the arena owned by a non-athlete. This honor has also been given to Joel at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia where a banner in the colors of the Philadelphia Flyers is hung honoring Joel's 46 Philadelphia sold-out shows. He also had a banner raised in his honor for being the highest grossing act in the history of the Times Union Center (formerly the Knickerbocker Arena and Pepsi Arena) in Albany, New York. This honor was given to him as part of the April 17, 2007 show he did there. .On June 13, 2006, Columbia released 12 Gardens Live, a double album containing 32 live recordings from a collection of the 12 different shows at Madison Square Garden during Joel's 2006 tour.^ This is a nice, welcome counterbalance to the smooth surfaces of the original album, but it also isn't that drastic of a difference, as Joel's band really did deliver live, giving full, energetic performances.
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2006 also saw Billy Joel visit the United Kingdom and Ireland (as part of the European leg of his 2006 tour) for the first time in many years. On July 31, 2006, Joel performed a free concert in Rome, with the Colosseum as the backdrop. Organizers estimated 500,000 people turned out for the concert, which was opened by Bryan Adams.
.Joel toured South Africa, Australia, Japan, and Hawaii in late 2006, and subsequently toured the Southeastern United States in February and March 2007 before hitting the Midwest in the spring of 2007. On January 3 of that year, news was leaked to the New York Post that Billy had recorded a new song with lyrics—this being the first new song with lyrics he'd written in almost 14 years.^ Billy Joel is an icon...love this song!
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^ After they had recorded 2 LPs, which were not successful, Billy Joel and Jon Small, the drummer of the Hassles, formed the psychedelic duo "Attila".
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^ Real Name: William Martin Joel Profile: Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949 in the Bronx and shortly after that moved to the Levittown section of Hicksville, Long Island, New York.
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[18] .The song, entitled "All My Life", was Joel's newest single (with second track "You're My Home", live from Madison Square Garden 2006 tour) and was released into stores on February 27, 2007.[19] On February 4, Joel sang the national anthem for Super Bowl XLI, and was the first to sing the national anthem twice at a Super Bowl, and on April 17, 2007, Joel was honored in Albany, New York, for his 9th concert at Times Union Center].^ The New York singer/songwriter pours his heart out to all the random bar dwellers around the globe...
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^ Posted: October 13, 1998 Description: Billy Joel tries to woo Christie Brinkley at a local New York gas station.
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^ Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) / Just The Way You Are (7", RE) .
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He is now holding the highest box office attendance of any artist to play at the arena. A banner was raised in his honor marking this achievement.
On December 1, 2007, Joel premiered his new song "Christmas in Fallujah".[20] The song was performed by Cass Dillon, a new Long Island based musician, as Joel felt it should be sung by someone in a soldier's age range. The track was dedicated to servicemen based in Iraq. Joel wrote it in September 2007 after reading numerous letters sent to him from American soldiers in Iraq. ."Christmas in Fallujah" is only the second pop/rock song released by Joel since 1993's River of Dreams.^ He occasionally gets lost in his own ambition, as on the waterlogged second side, but the first half of the song suite -- "Allentown," "Laura," "Pressure," "Goodnight Saigon," "She's Right on Time" -- is layered, successful, mature pop that brings Joel tantalizingly close to his ultimate goal of sophisticated pop/rock for mature audiences.
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^ In 1993 he released his last pop album "River Of Dreams" Hereafter he only released some singles occasionally and a classical piano album in 2001.
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^ Tags: billy joel • christie brinkley • pop • rock Posted By: mtvmusicvideos Videos: 15714 Articles: 0 More From User Muse - Resistance .
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Proceeds from the song benefitted the Homes For Our Troops foundation.

2008–present

On January 26, 2008, Joel performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra celebrating the 151st anniversary of the Academy of Music. Joel premiered his new classical piece entitled, "Waltz No. 2 (Steinway Hall)", whilst playing many of his more obscure pieces with full orchestral backing. Highlights of this were the rarely performed Nylon Curtain songs "Scandinavian Skies" and "Where's the Orchestra?".
On March 10, Joel inducted his friend John Mellencamp into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. During his induction speech, Joel said:
Don’t let this club membership change you, John. Stay ornery, stay mean. .We need you to be pissed off, and restless, because no matter what they tell us—we know, this country is going to hell in a handcart.^ You always tell them to get help and that they're worth it, but it's after they attempt something or land themselves in hospital.
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^ Her father not being there is no surprise, maybe because I know that my own father wouldn't show up either.
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^ You cant imagine what this could be like because you have no kids, so please… back off.
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This country’s been hijacked. You know it and I know it. People are worried. People are scared, and people are angry. People need to hear a voice like yours that’s out there to echo the discontent that’s out there in the heartland. They need to hear stories about it. [Audience applauds] They need to hear stories about frustration, alienation and desperation. .They need to know that somewhere out there somebody feels the way that they do, in the small towns and in the big cities.^ Sometimes all we need to do to prevent suicide is as simple as listening..and finding the best way to help him/her out.
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^ So maby people like you are the reason they feel they have to take that way out.
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They need to hear it. And it doesn’t matter if they hear it on a jukebox, in the local gin mill, or in a goddamn truck commercial, because they ain’t gonna hear it on the radio anymore. .They don’t care how they hear it, as long as they hear it good and loud and clear the way you’ve always been saying it all along.^ None of his ballads have been as sweet or slick as "Just the Way You Are"; he never had created a rocker as bouncy or infectious as "Only the Good Die Young"; and the glossy production of "She's Always a Woman" disguises its latent misogynist streak.
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You’re right, John, this is still our country.
Joel's staying power as a touring act continues to the present day. He sold out 10 concerts at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut from May to July, 2008. Mohegan Sun honored him with a banner displaying his name and the number 10 to hang in the arena. On June 19, 2008, he played a concert at the grand re-opening of Caesars Windsor (formerly Casino Windsor) in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to an invite-only crowd for Casino VIPs. His mood was light, and joke-filled, even introducing himself as "Billy Joel's dad" and stating "you guys overpaid to see a fat bald guy." He also admitted that Canadian folk-pop musician Gordon Lightfoot was the musical inspiration for "She's Always A Woman".[21]
On July 16 and July 18, Joel played the final concerts at Shea Stadium before its demolition. His guests included Tony Bennett, Don Henley, John Mayer, John Mellencamp, Steven Tyler, Roger Daltrey, Garth Brooks, and Paul McCartney. .McCartney ended the show with a reference to his own performance there with the Beatles in 1965, the first major stadium concert of the rock and roll industry.^ Joel decided to do both, throwing in a few classic rock covers at the end of a show that offered a whirlwind spin through his lengthy back catalog.
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[22]
.On December 11, 2008, Joel recorded his own rendition of "Christmas in Fallujah" during a concert at Acer Arena in Sydney and released it as a live single in Australia only.^ In 1993 he released his last pop album "River Of Dreams" Hereafter he only released some singles occasionally and a classical piano album in 2001.
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.It is the only official release of Joel performing "Christmas in Fallujah", as Cass Dillon sang on the 2007 studio recording and the handful of times the song was played live in 2007. Joel sang the song throughout his December 2008 tour of Australia.^ This, combined with the emphasis in David Fricke's liner notes on how Joel and band performed most of the album live in the studio, winds up shining the spotlight on Billy's strengths as a bandleader and showman, as well as his songs.
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^ Yes, some absent songs should be here, but only a handful shouldn't be here (maybe just "All About Soul (remix)," actually), and it's a highly entertaining listen that certainly spotlights Billy Joel at his best.
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^ Amazon.com  ·  See more products for Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel [Australia Tour Edition] » .
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.On May 19, 2009, Joel's former drummer, Liberty DeVitto, filed a lawsuit in NYC claiming Joel and Sony Music owed DeVitto over 10 years of royalty payments.^ Post Review or Comment Review by somewhereindetroit Aug 25, 2009 Billy Joel is quite simply one of the most boring, overrated, overplayed musical performers of the last 100 years.
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DeVitto has never been given songwriting credit on any of Joel's songs, but he claims that he helped write some of them.[23]

Face-to-Face tours

.Beginning in 1994, Joel toured extensively with Elton John on a series of "Face to Face" tours, making them the longest running and most successful concert tandem in pop music history.^ Ramone gave Joel's music a soft impeccable gloss that turned it into a hit that rivaled Fleetwood Mac 's Rumours -- the other big American mainstream pop sensation of 1977 -- but the core of the album's success is naturally due to Joel's songs and the durability of his touring band, an argument that the deluxe 30th anniversary reissue of The Stranger makes plain.
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^ Billy Joel Concert Schedule Billy Joel Tour Dates Billy Joel Biography Billy Joel Songs .
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[24] During these shows, the two have played their own songs, each other's songs and performed duets. They grossed over US $46 million in just 24 dates in their sold out[25] 2003 tour. Joel and John resumed the Face to Face tour in March 2009[25] and it ended again, at least for the time being, in March 2010. In February 2010, Joel denied rumors in the trade press that he canceled a summer 2010 leg of the tour, claiming there were never any dates booked and that he intended to take the year off.[26] .The concerts begin with the artists on twin pianos, performing duets; followed by each headliner performing a set with their respective bands; ending with an encore of both headliners with Elton's band providing the main backing.^ Joel decided to do both, throwing in a few classic rock covers at the end of a show that offered a whirlwind spin through his lengthy back catalog.
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[25]

Personal life

Joel performing in 2007 in Florida.

Celebrity dating

Joel mentioned in a television interview on the UK's Channel Five that he had dated Elle Macpherson in the 1980s prior to his marriage to Christie Brinkley. .Joel has also said that the songs "This Night" and "And So It Goes" were written about his relationship with Macpherson.^ In short, The Nylon Curtain is where Billy Joel went serious, consciously crafting a song cycle about Baby Boomers in the Reagan era.
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[27]

Marriages and family

Joel married his business manager, Elizabeth Weber Small, on September 5, 1973. She was the former wife of his music partner, Jon Small, in the short-lived band Attila. They divorced on July 20, 1982.
Joel married Christie Brinkley on March 23, 1985. Their daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, was born December 29, 1985.[28][29] Alexa was given the middle name of Ray after Ray Charles, one of Joel's musical idols.[30] Joel and Brinkley divorced on August 25, 1994, although the couple remain friendly.
On October 2, 2004, Joel married 23-year-old Katie Lee. At the time of the wedding, Joel was 55. Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray, then 18, served as maid-of-honor. Joel's second wife, Christie Brinkley, attended the union and gave the couple her blessing. Lee works as a restaurant correspondent for the PBS show, George Hirsch: Living it Up!. In 2006, Katie Lee hosted Bravo's Top Chef. She did not return for a second season, instead going on tour with her husband. She now has a weekly column in Hamptons Magazine, and is a field correspondent for the entertainment television show Extra. On June 17, 2009, both confirmed that they have split after five years of marriage.[31]
On December 5, 2009, Joel's daughter Alexa Ray was hospitalized after a reported suicide attempt.[32]

Other businesses

In 1996, Joel merged his long-held love of boating with his desire for a second career. He formed, with Long Island boating businessman Peter Needham, the Long Island Boat Company.

Depression

Joel battled with depression for many years. In 1970, a career downturn and personal problems aggravated his condition. He left a suicide note (which became the lyrics to "Tomorrow Is Today") and attempted to commit suicide by drinking furniture polish, saying later, "I drank furniture polish. It looked tastier than bleach."[13] .His drummer, Jon Small, rushed him to the hospital.^ After they had recorded 2 LPs, which were not successful, Billy Joel and Jon Small, the drummer of the Hassles, formed the psychedelic duo "Attila".
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Joel checked into Meadowbrook Hospital, where he was put on suicide watch and received treatment for depression.[33] .Joel later recorded "You're Only Human (Second Wind)" as a message to help prevent teen suicide.^ You're Only Human (Second Wind) (7", Single) .
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^ You're Only Human (Second Wind) (Single) ◄ (4 versions) .
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^ You're Only Human (Second Wind) (12") .
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Substance abuse treatment

In 2002, Joel entered Silver Hill Hospital, a substance abuse and psychiatric center in New Canaan, Connecticut. In March 2005 he checked into the Betty Ford Center,[34] where he spent 30 days.[35]

Politics

Joel is a long-time supporter of the Democratic Party and has supported Bill Clinton for president, Hillary Clinton for the Senate, and most recently Barack Obama for president.[36] In 2008, Joel played a fundraising concert with Bruce Springsteen in support of Barack Obama.[37]

Autobiography

According to reports published in Variety and Rolling Stone, Joel is set to release his autobiography sometime in 2010.

Lyric inspirations

.Joel's lyrics have made many references to locations in the New York City metropolitan area, particularly Long Island.^ Real Name: William Martin Joel Profile: Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949 in the Bronx and shortly after that moved to the Levittown section of Hicksville, Long Island, New York.
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^ Good Evening New York City (2xCD, Album, Liv + DVD, Con) .
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^ The Concert For New York City (2xSACD, Album, Multichannel) .
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.For example, the "Miracle Mile" line in 1980s "It's Still Rock & Roll to Me" refers to the affluent shopping district located on Northern Boulevard in the community of Manhasset and 1980's "You May Be Right" references walking through the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn alone as proof of craziness.^ You May Be Right .
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^ It's Still Rock & Roll to Me .
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^ It's Still Rock and Roll to Me .
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.In his 1973 song "The Ballad of Billy the Kid", he describes a certain "Billy" as being from the town of Oyster Bay, the municipality in which the hamlet of Hicksville is located.^ In 1971 Billy Joel started his solo career with the LP "Cold Spring Harbour"and finally, he became famous in 1973 with his song "Piano Man".
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^ She's Got A Way / The Ballad Of Billy The Kid (7") .
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He has since stated, in the liner notes from his album Songs in the Attic, that this "Billy" is not himself, but rather an Oyster Bay bartender. .In concert, Joel often performs a paean to New York, "New York State of Mind", in which he substitutes the names of Long Island towns for urban locations, such as Oceanside, New York for Riverside Drive in Manhattan.^ Real Name: William Martin Joel Profile: Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949 in the Bronx and shortly after that moved to the Levittown section of Hicksville, Long Island, New York.
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^ Joel balanced such radio-ready material with a series of New York vignettes, seemingly inspired by Springsteen 's working-class fables and clearly intended to be the artistic centerpieces of the album.
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^ New York State of Mind (DVD) (Live) (*) .
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[38] Additionally, Joel's song "The Downeaster 'Alexa'" mentions several Long Island/New England locations and ports, such as Block Island Sound, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Montauk and Gardiners Bay. In "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant", Joel sings "Do you remember those days hanging out at the village green?" referring to a park adjacent to a shopping center close to his childhood home in Hicksville. That song also references a "Parkway Diner", which is located on the border of Levittown and East Meadow, Long Island, although it is now the Empress Diner. And, in "Leningrad", Joel drew comparison between US and USSR cold war experiences when he sang "children lived in Levittown and hid in the shelters underground" referring to Levittown, the hamlet next to Hicksville that was famously developed after World War II and known as "America's first suburb."
Several of Joel's songs have grown out of specific personal experiences, including "Piano Man", which he wrote describing his regular job playing at a Los Angeles piano bar in the early 1970s, and "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant", was written in part due to seeing some of his old classmates from high school and seeing that the once popular icons of his school had "peaked too early" in life. .In a documentary that was released as part of the 30th anniversary special box set for The Stranger, Joel says that the restaurant that inspired the song is called Fontana di Trevi (a segment showing Joel explaining this can be found on his official YouTube channel).^ [A 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition was also released.
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^ Amazon.com  ·  See more products for The Stranger [30th Anniversary Legacy Edition Bonus DVD] » .
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^ Joel rarely wrote a set of songs better than those on The Stranger , nor did he often deliver an album as consistently listenable.
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Joel goes on to say that Fontana di Trevi was across the street from Carnegie Hall (Joel also says that the restaurant is no longer there). He adds that Fontana's proprietor recognized Joel from a poster related to his appearance at Carnegie Hall on June 2, 1977. "There was a line around the block. The owner looks at the poster and then he looks at me and says, 'ey! You're that-a guy!' From then on, I never had trouble getting a good spot. .People wonder where 'Scenes From An Italian Restaurant' was.^ River of Dreams Scenes from an Italian Restaurant .
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^ Scenes from an Italian Restaurant .
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^ Forget that there are some singles, radio hits, and fan favorites that should have been included, such as "Pressure," "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," and "Angry Young Man."
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Well, that was the place." His song "Vienna" was supposedly written about a visit to his father in Europe during which he watched an old lady sweeping the street. At first he was shocked that people had this little respect for the elderly, until his father explained that allowing them to stay useful to society was the greatest show of respect. Knowing that "Vienna waits for you" calmed many of his fears about aging.
In a Playboy interview, Joel indicated that "Rosalinda's Eyes" was penned for his mother, Rosalind, as the song his father should have written for her.
."Only the Good Die Young" created a bit of a stir within the religious community when it was first released in 1977. Some radio stations even refused to give the song any airtime.^ None of his ballads have been as sweet or slick as "Just the Way You Are"; he never had created a rocker as bouncy or infectious as "Only the Good Die Young"; and the glossy production of "She's Always a Woman" disguises its latent misogynist streak.
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^ Forget that there are some singles, radio hits, and fan favorites that should have been included, such as "Pressure," "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," and "Angry Young Man."
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^ Only the Good Die Young (DVD) (Live) .
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.Joel has said about the song that "the point of the song wasn't so much anti-Catholic as pro-lust."^ In short, The Nylon Curtain is where Billy Joel went serious, consciously crafting a song cycle about Baby Boomers in the Reagan era.
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[39]
As a songwriter, Joel tapped into his working-class roots even though his success carried him far away from them. "That's something that people have difficulty with—retaining one's connection to commonality", he said in a 1994 interview. "For all the money I've made, and for all the success that I'm perceived to have had, I'm still a working guy. I work. I work very hard. And if people think that it's not a lot of work, they ought to try this job for awhile. It's got a lot of fringe benefits, and it pays good, but there's a lot of effort that goes into a lot of aspects of it. So I feel like I'm a working person anyway. I never lost that. I'm not resting on my laurels. I don't have inherited money. I started out poor. In fact, for most of my life I was poor. Even in the '80s when I thought I was rich, I wasn't—I was being ripped off. .I don't really feel like I have to make believe that I'm Joe in the factory.^ I hope Alexa realizes it is not her only option although it may feel like it is.
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^ You don't even know what really happened, and u are making judgements without any reason.
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I had that job. I know what it's like. But I think it would be pretentious and hypocritical for me to hang out in back alleys with bums for me to get in touch with that commonaility. It comes from the heart. I have a family, and I have an extended family, friends, business relations—just like everybody else."[40]

Influences

Joel's music reflects influences from many different genres, including: classical music, 1950s doo wop, Broadway/Tin Pan Alley, jazz, blues, gospel, pop music, and rock & roll. Ray Charles has also had a large impact on Billy Joel's music and personal life.
These various influences have in part led to his broad success over a long period of time but have also made him difficult to categorize in popular music today.

Discography

Band

Further Information: Billy Joel Band

Awards and achievements

Billy Joel receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, May 14, 2006
Despite having never graduated from high school because of a missed exam,[41] Joel has been presented with multiple honorary doctorates:
His High School Diploma was finally awarded 25 years after he left High School by the School Board.
Joel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio in 1999. He was the tie breaker in the battle of which city would get the hall. Seven of Joel's fellow artists favored San Francisco, while seven other artists favored Cleveland, and Joel cast the deciding vote in favor of Cleveland.
Joel was also named MusiCares Person of the Year for 2002,[43] an award given each year at the same time as the Grammy Awards. At the dinner honoring Joel, various artists performed versions of his songs including Nelly Furtado, Stevie Wonder, Jon Bon Jovi, Diana Krall, Rob Thomas and Natalie Cole. He was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Oct. 15, 2006. In 2005, Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Joel has banners in the rafters of the Times Union Center, Nassau Coliseum, Madison Square Garden, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, and Hartford Civic Center in Hartford. .(Joel is erroneously cited as the first artist to perform a concert at Yankee Stadium in New York City; The Isley Brothers first performed there in 1968, and the Latin supergroup, The Fania All-Stars played and recorded live albums at the stadium during the 1970s.^ SNL25 - Saturday Night Live, The Musical Performances Volume 1 (CD, Album, Comp) .
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^ Good Evening New York City (2xCD, Album, Liv + DVD, Con) .
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^ Live At Yankee Stadium (VHS) .
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)
He has also sponsored the Billy Joel Visiting Composer Series at Syracuse University.[44]
Joel is the only performing artist to have played both Yankee and Shea Stadiums, as well as Giants Stadium.

Other media contributions

  • Don Kirshner's Rock Concert (1974) (Television) (Performed "Piano Man", "Somewhere Along the Line", and "Captain Jack")
  • The Midnight Special (1975) (Television) (Sang "Travelin' Prayer" and "The Ballad of Billy the Kid")
  • The Mike Douglas Show (1976) (Television)
  • Billy Joel Tonight (1976) (Time Life Video) (VHS) (Palmer Auditorium, Connecticut College, New London, CT)
  • Saturday Night Live (February 18, 1978) (NBC) (hosted by Chevy Chase) (Sang "Just The Way You Are" and "Only The Good Die Young") (Billy passed up going to his 10 year high school reunion to appear on the show)
  • The Old Grey Whistle Test (1978) (London, England) (Television)
  • Musikladen (1978) (German television concert)
  • 20/20 (1980) (Television)
  • Saturday Night Live (November 14, 1981) (NBC) (hosted by Bernadette Peters) (Sang "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)" and "She's Got A Way" live via satellite hook-up from his Mid-town Manhattan recording studio)
  • Live from Long Island (1982) (CBS/Fox) (VHS) (Originally aired on HBO as "Billy Joel: A Television First." Recorded live at Nassau Coliseum)
  • MTV Special: Innocent Man Tour (1983) (Television) ("Behind-the-scenes" look at Joel's Innocent Man tour)
  • From a Piano Man to an Innocent Man (1984) (BBC Television Broadcast)
  • Today (June, 1984) Introduces music video for "The Longest Time."
  • Farm Aid (September 1985) (Television)
  • Contributed piano on Twisted Sister's song Be Chrool to Your Scuel on their 1985 album Come Out and Play
  • Video Album, Vol. 1 (1986) (CBS/Fox) (VHS)
  • Video Album, Vol. 2 (1986) (CBS/Fox) (VHS)
  • Late Night with David Letterman (September, 1986)
  • Live From Leningrad USSR (1987) (CBS) (VHS) (Originally aired on HBO)
  • Oliver & Company (1988) (Provided both the voice and singing voice for the character Dodger in the Disney full-length animated feature.)
  • Sesame Street (1988)(Sang Just the Way You Are to Oscar The Grouch, and The Alphabet Song with the kids)
  • 1989 NFL Super Bowl XXIII (Sang National Anthem, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida)
  • Late Night with David Letterman (August 17, 1989) (NBC) Performs with musical guest Mick Jones
  • Saturday Night Live (October 21, 1989) (NBC) (hosted by Kathleen Turner) (Sang "We Didn't Start The Fire" and "The Downeaster Alexa") (acts in a sketch called "Die Squaren Ost Berliner" which was a German take-off of "Hollywood Squares" as a character named Josef Besselmeier)
  • Eye of the Storm (1990) (VHS) (Sony) (Compilation of five music videos from the Storm Front album)
  • Live at Yankee Stadium (1990) (Sony) (DVD/VHS)
  • A Matter of Trust (1991) (CBS) (VHS) (Documentary of the 1986 Russian tour)
  • Late Show with David Letterman (August 30, 1993) First musical guest on the show, performing "No Man's Land"
  • Saturday Night Live (October 23, 1993) (NBC) (hosted by John Malkovich) (Sang "The River Of Dreams" and "All About Soul")
  • Shades of Grey (1993) (Sony) (PBS documentary on the making of River of Dreams. .Released on VHS)
  • Live from the River of Dreams (Sony) (1994) (Originally aired on 3Sat (German television); released on DVD in the My Lives box set in 2005) Live from Frankfurt, Germany.
  • During the 1994 Grammy Award Show, the director cut short Frank Sinatra's acceptance speech for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.^ In 1993 he released his last pop album "River Of Dreams" Hereafter he only released some singles occasionally and a classical piano album in 2001.
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    ^ My Lives (4xCD + DVD + Box) .
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    ^ The River of Dreams (Live) (Multimedia Track) .
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    .Joel extended his performance of "The River of Dreams" by stopping the song partway through, looking at the celebrity audience with a grin while pretending to check his watch and saying, "valuable advertising time going by...dollars...dollars...dollars..."^ SkinnyTie13 says – reply to this 90 Re: shuthefuckup – Why don't you stop wasting your time telling people what to do?
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    which was met with laughter from the audience. .He then resumed playing the song.
  • Greatest Hits, Vol.^ Back to the top Greatest Hits, Vols.
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    ^ More products on Greatest Hits, Vols.
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    ^ Even with these flaws, this Australian-only collection provides the best summary of Billy Joel's best material to date, trumping the original Greatest Hits, Vols.
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    .III
    (Sony) (1997) (DVD/VHS)
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1997) (Television)
  • Behind the Music (1997) (Television)
  • VH1 Storytellers (1997) (Television)
  • VH1 Video Time Line (1998) (Television)
  • 60 Minutes (April 26, 1998) Interviewed by Steve Kroft.
  • Inside the Actor's Studio (1999) (Bravo Network)
  • Mad About You: "Murray at the Dog Show" (1999) (NBC Television) (Appeared as himself; wrote the music for the song "Lullabye For You" which was featured in the episode.^ There are lines, perez, and you seem to cross them all the time.
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    Paul Reiser wrote the lyrics.)
  • ABC 2000 (1999/2000) (Television, VHS) (International broadcast; portions of Joel's New Year's Eve concert were aired live)
  • Piano Grand! .A Smithsonian Celebration (2000) (Joel served as host and performer; aired on PBS; released on DVD)
  • MLB World Series- Subway Series Game 1 (2000) (Television) (Performed the National Anthem)
  • America: A Tribute To Heroes (2001) (Television, Radio, DVD)
  • Charlie Rose (2001) (PBS television/DVD)
  • The Concert for New York City (2001) (Television, VHS/DVD)
  • A&E Special: In His Own Words (2001) (A&E Network) (Master class recorded at the University of Pennsylvania)
  • The Essential Video Collection (2001) (Sony) (DVD/VHS) (Music Video compilation)
  • Movin' Out (2002), is a musical based on twenty-four Billy Joel songs which was a smash hit on Broadway from 2002 to 2005 (last Broadway show was on December 11, 2005).^ Even though Billy Joel was the party assuring the media his daughter, Alexa Ray Joel was "never in any danger" after she attempted to take her own life on Saturday afternoon, he never showed up to the hospital !!!!
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    ^ Perez Hilton: Billy Joel Was A No-Show At The Hospital!!!
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    ^ If You're In Los Angeles This Weekend… » Billy Joel Was A No-Show At The Hospital!!!
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    Joel was composer, lyricist, and orchestrator and won a Tony Award for Best Orchestrations. .The musical is really a dance performance choreographed by famed choreographer Twyla Tharp, with Joel's songs sung by Michael Cavanaugh.
  • The 2003 Tony Awards (Television) (Performed "New York State of Mind")
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2005) (Television) (Performed "Miami 2017" and "Only the Good Die Young")
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2005) (NBC) (Performed "Everybody Loves You Now" and "Vienna")
  • The Today Show (2005) (NBC) (Performed "Keepin' the Faith" and "She's Right on Time")
  • The Today Show (2006) (NBC) (Performed "The Good Life" with Tony Bennett live)
  • The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch (2006) (CNBC)
  • American Chopper (2006) ("The Billy Joel Bike") (Television, DVD)
  • Tokyo, Japan (2006) (Television, DVD) (Concert was taped and produced by The Fuji Television Network)
  • NFL Super Bowl XLI (2007) (Joel is the first to sing the National Anthem in two Super Bowls.^ Vancouverite89 says – reply to this 80 Obviously you don't know the whole situation, and obviously Billy loves his daughter.
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    ^ Post Review or Comment Review by somewhereindetroit Aug 25, 2009 Billy Joel is quite simply one of the most boring, overrated, overplayed musical performers of the last 100 years.
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    ^ Also, Billy Joel was very cute when he was young.
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    )
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show (March 24, 2008) (Appeared with wife, Katie, and performed "Only the Good Die Young")
  • The South Bank Show (July 13, 2008) (Joel discussed his career)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Billy Joel Biography. billyjoel.com. Retrieved on December 7, 2008.
  2. ^ Top Selling Artists. RIAA. Retrieved on December 7, 2008.
  3. ^ (September 21, 2004). "Billy Joel in Walk of Fame honour". BBC News. Retrieved on December 7, 2008.
  4. ^ Tallmer, Jerry (July 16–22, 2003). "Billy Joel grapples with the past". The Villager, 73 (11). Retrieved on December 7, 2008.
  5. ^ [http://www.mortonestrin.com/alumni.php Past students of Morton Estrin. mortonestrin.com. Retrieved on December 7, 2008.
  6. ^ "Billy Joel". classicbands.com. 2007. http://www.classicbands.com/joel.html. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  7. ^ Bordowitz, Hank. Billy Joel: The Life and Times of an Angry Young Man. 2006: 22
  8. ^ NYT June 26, 1992, p. B6
  9. ^ Billy Joel Biography. sing365.com. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  10. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/news/qa/story/8878182/billy_joel
  11. ^ [1]. allmusic.com. Retrieved on June 24, 2008.
  12. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2006). "Billy Joel Biography. Allmusic. Retrieved on December 7, 2008.
  13. ^ a b c d e f Bordowitz, Hank (2006). Billy Joel: The Life and Times of an Angry Young Man. Billboard Books. p. 39. ISBN 978-0823082483. 
  14. ^ everybodyishotisdead.blogspot.com
  15. ^ "The Return of 'The Stranger' – 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition of Billy Joel's Top-Selling...". Reuters. 2008-07-31. http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS154750+31-Jul-2008+PRN20080731. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  16. ^ "BILLY JOEL BIOGRAPHY". http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Billy-Joel-Biography/B5E6E558FEF8C8D1482568700013A7BC. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  17. ^ Letters to the Editor (November 14, 2007). "Letters to the Editor: You May Be Right, I May Be Crazy, But...". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  18. ^ Johnson, Richard (January 3, 2007). "Billy Goes Pop!". New York Post. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  19. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (January 30, 2007). "Billy Joel Returns To Pop With New Single". Billboard. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007.
  20. ^ Press Release (November 30, 2007). Emerging Singer-Songwriter Cass Dillon Premiers New Billy Joel Song, "Christmas in Fallujah", Exclusively on iTunes Beginning Tuesday, December 4". billyjoel.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2008.
  21. ^ The Windsor Star, June 20, 2008 edition
  22. ^ Sisario, Ben (July 19, 2008). "Paul McCartney Joins Billy Joel at Shea Stadium". The New York Times. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  23. ^ Westerly, Mal (2009-05-24). "BILLY JOEL's Former Drummer Files Lawsuit, Liberty DeVitto Says He's Owed $$$". MusicNewsNet.com. http://www.musicnewsnet.com/2009/05/billy-joels-former-drummer-to-file-lawsuit.html. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  24. ^ Concerts: Billy Joel & Elton John. tampabay.metromix.com. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  25. ^ a b c Evans, Rob (December 2, 2008). "Elton John, Billy Joel plan more 'Face 2 Face' time". LiveDaily. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  26. ^ Billy Joel: "There Was Never a Tour Booked This Summer!". Chicago Sun-Times Retrieved on March 10, 2010.
  27. ^ Channel Five Interview. "[2]".
  28. ^ (December 31, 1985). "Joel and his 'uptown girl' have a girl". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, p. A3. "Model Christie Brinkley has given her husband – singer-songwriter Billy Joel – something new to sing about, a 6 1/2-pound daughter, a spokesman for the family said Monday."
  29. ^ (December 30, 1985). "Brinkley, Joel Parents of 'Uptown Girl'". Los Angeles Times, p. 2. The 6 1/2-pound girl, as yet unnamed, was born in a Manhattan hospital at about 11:45 p.m. Sunday, said the spokeswoman, Geraldine McInerney."
  30. ^ Stout, Gene (December 3, 1986). "Billy Joel Delivers – Few Surprises". seattlepi.com. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  31. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/06/17/2009-06-17_billy_joel_and_wife_katie_lee_split.html
  32. ^ "Billy Joel's daughter overdoses, in hosp". nypost.com. 5 December 2009. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/billy_joel_daughter_overdoses_in_DHjTBMospMkwI2Y1T2tasI. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  33. ^ Courtesy of Columbia. "Billy Joel | Music Videos, News, Photos, Tour Dates, Ringtones, and Lyrics | MTV". Mtv.com. http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/joel_billy/artist.jhtml#bio. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  34. ^ Associated Press (March 16, 2005). "Billy Joel In Rehab Again". CBS News. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  35. ^ (April 13, 2005). "Billy Joel leaves US rehab clinic". BBC News. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  36. ^ Billy joel's campaign donations. newsmeat.com. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  37. ^ Greene, Andy (October 17, 2008). Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Form Supergroup for Obama in NYC". Rolling Stone. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  38. ^ Performance in Albany, New York
  39. ^ The Oprah Winfrey Show, "Billy and Katie Lee Joel", March 24, 2008.
  40. ^ "Grand Piano Man", by Ron Thibodeaux, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), April 8, 1994.
  41. ^ Associated Press. (May 14, 2006). "Joel serenades 5,000 Syracuse graduates". USA Today. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  42. ^ (April 17, 2006). "Syracuse University to present five honorary degrees at its 152nd Commencement". sunews.sry.edu. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  43. ^ Friedman, Roger (February 26, 2002). "Billy Joel Gets Special Award at Grammy Kickoff". foxnews.com. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.
  44. ^ (February 14, 2008). "VPA continues Billy Joel Visiting Composer Series with residency by Scottish composer Judith Weir". sunews.syr.edu. Retrieved on December 8, 2008.

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

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I don't want clever conversation
I never want to work that hard.
^ I don't want clever conversation .

^ I never want to work that hard .


.I just want someone
that I can talk to
I want you just the way you are.
^ I just want someone that I can talk to I want you just the way you are.
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  • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Just the Way You Are (radio edit) .
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^ A friend had told me he shared yesterday's post with the famed singer-songwriter in Miami and that Billy might call to talk about jazz and Just the Way You Are.
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.William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949 in the Bronx, New York) is a globally-recognized pianist, singer and songwriter.^ Rock · other · Pop · Classic Rock Bronx, New York, U.S.[1] Billy Joel (born William Martin Joel; May 9, 1949) is an American rock musician, singer-songwriter, and classical composer.
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^ William Martin Joel, born May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York, is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist.
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^ William Martin "Billy" Joel was born on May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York.
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.A 6-time Grammy award winner, he is one of the best selling artists in music history.^ A 6-time Grammy award winner, he is one of the best selling artists in music history.
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  • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A six-time Grammy Award winner, Billy Joel has sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide and is the sixth best selling artist in the United States.  Billy Joel's induction into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have further solidified his status as one of America's leading music icons.  Billy Joel is often regarded as one of the finest rock and roll pianists in music history.  Billy Joel is one of the very few rock or even pop artists to have Top Ten hits in the '70s, '80s, and '90s.  Billy Joel recorded many popular hits from 1973 to his retirement from  recording pop music in 1993.  William Martin Joel, born May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York, is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist.
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^ A six-time Grammy Award winner, Billy Joel has sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide and is the sixth best selling artist in the United States.
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Contents

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  • Don't take any shit from anybody!^ Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA Don't take any shit from anybody!
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    ^ Don't take any shit from anybody!
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    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As he does with every performance, Joel closed the show by offering the audience his traditional advice, "don't take shit from anyone."

    • After singing "Piano Man" at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, (25 February 2006), also used as farewell comment to the audience after every show.
She can kill with a smile
She can wound with her eyes
She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
And she only reveals what she wants you to see
She hides like a child
But she's always a woman to me.

Cold Spring Harbor

.
  • She's got a way about her
    I don't know what it is.^ She's got a way about her I don't know what it is.
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    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ She's got a way of pleasin' I don't know what it is But there doesn't have to be a reason anyway.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't you know about the new fashion honey?
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    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .But I know that I can't live without her.^ But I know that I can't live without her.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .She's got a way of pleasin'
    I don't know what it is
    But there doesn't have to be a reason anyway.
    ^ I don't know either way.
    • A trully American alternative to war? [Archive] - JoBlo's Movie Club 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There's no way you can convince a reasonable person that having to wait in line for meat or bread is better than being able to get anything at any time you want.
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    ^ That doesn't mean they suffer of political apathy, it just means they don't like anything that's out there.
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    .
    • She's Got a Way
  • She comes to me when I'm feelin' down
    Inspires me without a sound
    She touches me and I get turned around.^ She's Got a Way She comes to me when I'm feelin' down Inspires me without a sound She touches me and I get turned around.
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    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Billy, and i will be forever listen', keep in touch, a devoted fan from way down in ARKANSAS, ROBIN .
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    ^ She's Got A Way You Can Make Me Free Everybody Loves You Now Why Judy Why Falling of The Rain Turn Around You Look So Good To Me Tomorrow is Today Got To Begin Again .
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    .
    • She's Got a Way
  • You can walk away from your mistakes
    You can turn your back on what you do
    Just a little smile is all it takes
    And you can have your cake and eat it too.^ I'll take you just the way you are .

    ^ She can take your or leave you .

    ^ I want you just the way you are.


    .Loneliness will get to you somehow
    But ev'rybody loves you now.
    ^ Everybody Loves You Now (live) 4.
    • Billy Joel | Discographie | Alle CDs, alle Songs | discographien.de 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discographien.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Loneliness will get to you somehow But ev'rybody loves you now.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Everybody Loves You Now lyrics .

    • Everybody Loves You Now

Piano Man

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  • Sing us a song you're the piano man
    Sing us a song tonight.^ My favorite song is Piano Man.
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    ^ Sing us a song you're the piano man Sing us a song tonight.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sing Shea a song, you're the piano man .
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    .Well we're all in the mood for a melody
    And you've got us feeling alright.
    ^ Well we're all in the mood for a melody And you've got us feeling alright.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No wonder he's so f*ckin' depressed all the time - if you're gay come out and be yourself already.
    • Bad News, Billy Joel - Gothamist 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ With all the great music and site features we're pretty sure you will love eMusic.
    • Billy Joel mp3s, Billy Joel music downloads, Billy Joel songs from eMusic.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.emusic.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • It's nine o' clock on a Saturday
    Regular crowd shuffles in
    There's an old man sitting next to me
    Making love to his tonic and gin.^ Piano Man It's nine o' clock on a Saturday Regular crowd shuffles in There's an old man sitting next to me Making love to his tonic and gin.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lyrics: It s nine o clock on a Saturday the regular crowd shuffles in There s an old man sitting next to me Ma...
    • Billy Joel on Yahoo! Music 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Share 1 of 10 < < Previous ENLARGED+ Next > > Amidst rumors of infidelity on Katie Lee Joel' s part, the chef and author is splitting from the Piano Man, Billy Joel .
    • Billy Joel Divorcing Katie Lee Joel - Socialite Life 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC socialitelife.celebuzz.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • And the waitress is practicing politics
    As the businessmen slowly get stoned
    Yes they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
    But it's better than drinking alone.^ Piano Man And the waitress is practicing politics As the businessmen slowly get stoned Yes they're sharing a drink they call loneliness But it's better than drinking alone.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Did singer Billy Joel have it right in his 1973 hit "Piano Man," when he said that sharing the drink we call loneliness is better than drinking alone?
    • Billy Joel News - Topix 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

    ^ His greatest hits continued to be re-packaged, with The Essential Billy Joel (Number 29, 2001) and Piano Man: The Very Best Of Billy Joel .
    • Billy Joel: Biography : Rolling Stone 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Piano Man
  • If I traveled all my life
    And I never get to stop and settle down
    Long as I have you by my side
    There's a roof above and good walls all around
    You're my castle, you're my cabin and my instant pleasure dome
    I need you in my house 'cause you're my home.^ My favorite song is Piano Man.
    • Billy Joel - Reviews on RateItAll 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Thank you Piano Man!
    • BILLY JOEL BIOGRAPHY 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.sing365.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It's been forgotten 'cause all I wanted was you.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • You're My Home
  • From a town known as Wheeling, West Virginia
    Rode a boy with a six-gun in his hand
    And his daring life of crime made him a legend in his time
    East and west of the Rio Grande.^ You're My Home 5.
    • Billy Joel | Discographie | Alle CDs, alle Songs | discographien.de 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discographien.de [Source type: General]

    ^ You're My Home From a town known as Wheeling, West Virginia Rode a boy with a six-gun in his hand And his daring life of crime made him a legend in his time East and west of the Rio Grande.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're My Home lyrics .


    .Well, he started with a bank in Colorado
    In the pocket of his vest a Colt he hid.
    ^ Well, he started with a bank in Colorado In the pocket of his vest a Colt he hid.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .And his age and his size took the teller by surprise,
    And the word spread of Billy the Kid.
    ^ And his age and his size took the teller by surprise, And the word spread of Billy the Kid.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • The Ballad of Billy the Kid
  • So you play your albums and you smoke your pot
    And you meet your girlfriend in the parking lot
    Oh, but still you're aching for the things you haven't got,
    What went wrong?^ Imagine you're Billy Joel.
    • Don’t Forget Your Second Wind: Baiting Billy Joel « Idolator: Music News, Reviews, And Gossip 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC idolator.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Ballad of Billy the Kid So you play your albums and you smoke your pot And you meet your girlfriend in the parking lot Oh, but still you're aching for the things you haven't got, What went wrong?
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Ballad of Billy the Kid on the album 2000 Years: The Millenium Concert (New Years Eve 1999) Going bald isn't about losing your hair, it's about getting more head [ edit ] External links .
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .And if you can't understand why your world is so dead
    And why you've got to keep in style and feed your head
    Well, you're twenty one and still you mother makes your bed
    And that's too long.
    ^ If you’re so joyful about it, why do you keep coming back?
    • Don’t Forget Your Second Wind: Baiting Billy Joel « Idolator: Music News, Reviews, And Gossip 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC idolator.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And if you can't understand why your world is so dead And why you've got to keep in style and feed your head Well, you're twenty one and still you mother makes your bed And that's too long.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Entertainer I am the entertainer, I've come to do my show You've heard my latest record, it's been on the radio It took me years to write it, they were the best years of my life It was a beautiful song but it ran too long If you're gonna have a hit you gotta make it fit So they cut it down to 3:05.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Captain Jack

Streetlife Serenade

.
  • Streetlife serenaders
    Have no obligations
    Hold no grand illusions
    Need no stimulation.^ Streetlife serenaders Have no obligations Hold no grand illusions Need no stimulation.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Streetlife Serenade also did well, peaking at No.
    • Billy Joel Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Streetlife Serenaders
  • Hiding up in the mountains
    Laying low in the canyons
    Goin' nowhere in the streets
    With the Spanish names
    Makin' love with the natives
    In their Hollywood places
    Making up for all the time gone by
    Los Angelenos
    All came from somewhere.^ Streetlife Serenaders Hiding up in the mountains Laying low in the canyons Goin' nowhere in the streets With the Spanish names Makin' love with the natives In their Hollywood places Making up for all the time gone by Los Angelenos All came from somewhere.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Kind of came up with my own instrumental version but it is a great song and i play it all the time when i perform in front of my school or something.
    • Billy Joel on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You drive down to the venue, wait in a long line and by the time you get to a agent, all the nice Billy Joel tickets are gone.
    • Buy Billy Joel Tickets | Your Cheap Billy Joel concert Ticket broker 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.2guystickets.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Los Angelenos
  • I am the entertainer and I know just where I stand
    Another serenader and another long haired band
    Today I am your champion, I may have won your hearts,
    But I know the game, you'll forget my name,
    And I won't be here in another year
    If I don't stay on the charts.^ But I know the game, You will forget my name, And I won't be here In another year, If I don't stay on the charts.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I may have won your hearts.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You know I don't know if that's something that that was -- He and it could.
    • Joel Miller, Barry Cohen press conference on Tampa Bay Online 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC video.tbo.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • The Entertainer
  • I am the entertainer, I've come to do my show
    You've heard my latest record, it's been on the radio
    It took me years to write it, they were the best years of my life
    It was a beautiful song but it ran too long
    If you're gonna have a hit you gotta make it fit
    So they cut it down to 3:05.
    • The Entertainer
  • I am the entertainer, the idol of my age
    I make all kinds of money when I go on the stage
    You see me in the papers, I've been in the magazines
    But if I go cold, I won't get sold
    I get put in the back in the discount rack
    Like another can of beans.^ You’re going to do what you’re going to do.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ The Entertainer I am the entertainer, I've come to do my show You've heard my latest record, it's been on the radio It took me years to write it, they were the best years of my life It was a beautiful song but it ran too long If you're gonna have a hit you gotta make it fit So they cut it down to 3:05.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You really can’t write happy songs.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    • The Entertainer

Turnstiles

.
  • So many faces in and out of my life
    Some will last
    Some will be just now and then.^ So many faces in and out of my life Some will last Some will be just now and then.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now I'm all thinkin' that I should download some Billy Joel for my iPod.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I don’t care what you say anymore, this is my life” Billy Joel once sang, and now he plans to put that life story between hard covers.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]


    .Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes
    I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again.
    ^ Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye my baby
    Say goodbye to Hollywood
    Say goodbye my baby.
    ^ Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi also put over an energetic version of "Say Goodbye to Hollywood," that featured Sambora's surprisingly supple vocals.
    • FOXNews.com - Billy Joel Gets Special Award at Grammy Kickoff - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Although Turnstiles, like its predecessor, was not a spectacular seller, the album contained good material, including 'New York State of Mind,' and "Say Goodbye To Hollywood."
    • Billy Joel Biography 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.8k.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" #17 US (originally released on Turnstiles May 1976) .
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Say Goodbye to Hollywood
  • Now we are forced to recognize our inhumanity
    Our reason coexists with our insanity
    And though we choose between reality and madness
    It's either sadness or euphoria.^ Say goodbye to Hollywood Say goodbye my baby Say goodbye to Hollywood Say goodbye my baby.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Say Goodbye to Hollywood Now we are forced to recognize our inhumanity Our reason coexists with our insanity And though we choose between reality and madness It's either sadness or euphoria.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Anyone can post "testimonials" on a site they own - but you can see what real people are saying right now on twitter - or check fan comments on our myspace!
    • Billy Joel tickets Salt Lake City√ EnergySolutions Arena (formerly The Delta Center) tickets for sale- Feb 19 concert 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC tickets.gruvr.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Summer, Highland Falls
  • Some folks like to get away
    Take a holiday from the neighborhood.^ Summer Highland Falls 63.
    • M�sica en l�nea de Billy Joel � Rock � Enladisco.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.enladisco.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Summer, Highland Falls Some folks like to get away Take a holiday from the neighborhood.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Summer, Highland Falls lyrics .


    .Hop a flight to Miami Beach
    Or to Hollywood
    But I'm talking a Greyhound
    On the Hudson River Line.
    ^ Hop a flight to Miami Beach Or to Hollywood But I'm talking a Greyhound On the Hudson River Line.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .I'm in a New York state of mind.^ I'm in a New York state of mind.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ New York state of mind VOICE!!
    • Billy Joel on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Nevertheless, Joel's first four releases are best sampled via a compilation (eg the aforementioned tracks and the singles "The Entertainer," "Say Goodbye To Hollywood," and "New York State Of Mind").
    • Billy Joel - Reviews on RateItAll 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • New York State of Mind
  • It was so easy living day by day
    Out of touch with the rhythm and blues
    But now I need a little give and take
    The New York Times, The Daily News.^ I'm in a New York state of mind.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ New York state of mind VOICE!!
    • Billy Joel on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ New York State of Mind It was so easy living day by day Out of touch with the rhythm and blues But now I need a little give and take The New York Times, The Daily News.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • New York State of Mind
  • There's a place in the world for the angry young man
    With his working class ties and his radical plans
    He refuses to bend he refuses to crawl
    And he's always at home with his back to the wall
    And he's proud of his scars and the battles he's lost
    And struggles and bleeds as he hangs on his cross
    And likes to be known as the angry young man.^ I'm in a New York state of mind.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ New York state of mind VOICE!!
    • Billy Joel on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Prelude/angry Young Man lyrics .

    .
    • Angry Young Man
  • I believe I've passed the age of consciousness and righteous rage
    I found that just surviving was a noble fight
    I once believed in causes too
    I had my pointless point of view
    And life went on no matter who was wrong or right.^ What is the difference, and who is right or wrong?
    • A trully American alternative to war? [Archive] - JoBlo's Movie Club 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I had my pointless point of view" .
    • Stuck in the '80s | John Hughes movies, retro-music and big hair: Archives 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Prelude/angry Young Man lyrics .

    .
    • Angry Young Man
  • So before we end and then begin
    We'll drink a toast to how it's been
    A few more hours to be complete
    A few more nights on satin sheets
    A few more times that I can say
    I've loved these days.^ So before we end And then begin we'll drink a toast to how it's been a few more hours to be complete a few more nights on satin sheets A few more times that I can say,..
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Angry Young Man So before we end and then begin We'll drink a toast to how it's been A few more hours to be complete A few more nights on satin sheets A few more times that I can say I've loved these days.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Prelude/Angry Young Man (live) 3.
    • Billy Joel | Discographie | Alle CDs, alle Songs | discographien.de 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discographien.de [Source type: General]

    .
    • I've Loved These Days
  • Seen the lights go out Broadway
    I saw the Empire State laid low
    And life went on beyond the Palisades
    They all bought Cadillacs
    And left there long ago.^ I've Loved These Days lyrics .

    ^ Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go out on Broadway) .
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've Loved These Days Seen the lights go out Broadway I saw the Empire State laid low And life went on beyond the Palisades They all bought Cadillacs And left there long ago.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)
  • You know those lights were bright on Broadway
    That was so many years ago
    Before we all lived here in Florida
    Before the Mafia took over Mexico.^ I have seen them both many times before and will go again if given the chance.

    ^ "Don't you know that their out of touch?"
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) You know those lights were bright on Broadway That was so many years ago Before we all lived here in Florida Before the Mafia took over Mexico.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .There are not many who remember
    They say a handful still survive
    To tell the world about
    The way the lights went out
    And keep the memory alive.
    ^ There are not many who remember They say a handful still survive To tell the world about The way the lights went out And keep the memory alive.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I've Loved These Days Seen the lights go out Broadway I saw the Empire State laid low And life went on beyond the Palisades They all bought Cadillacs And left there long ago.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are so many people who hate this country, yet the US is far and away the world leader in providing humanitarian aid around the world.
    • A trully American alternative to war? [Archive] - JoBlo's Movie Club 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)

The Stranger

.
  • It seems such a waste of time
    If that's what it's all about
    If that's movin' up then I'm movin' out.^ It seems such a waste of time If that's what it's all about If that's movin' up then I'm movin' out.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It’s really not about movin’ out.
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I call people all the time and when I say who I am, they hang up on me—or ask me to sing to prove it."
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Well, we all fall in love
    But we disregard the danger
    Though we share so many secrets
    There are some we never tell.^ Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) Well, we all fall in love But we disregard the danger Though we share so many secrets There are some we never tell.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I was 12 years old when this chart came out, and while I agree that not all these songs are fantastic, most of these are the ones I just found myself surrounded by, both on the radio and on MTV, and so I wound up with a fondness for many of them.
    • Billy Joel | Popdose 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC popdose.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Great jazz players are able to take a well known song or standard, which might have been a simple ballad, and turn it inside out and upside down and explore all different ways to play melodies and variations on themes and rhythms.
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]


    .Why were you so surprised
    That you never saw the stranger?
    ^ Why were you so surprised That you never saw the stranger?
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That's why it is our business vision to ensure we have enough bily joel tickets with us so that you never walk away empty-handed.
    • Billy Joel Tickets, Cheap Billy Joel Tickets 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.ticketluck.com [Source type: General]


    .Did you ever let your lover see
    The stranger in yourself?
    ^ Did you ever let your lover see The stranger in yourself?
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You see your pretty biased.
    • Joel Miller, Barry Cohen press conference on Tampa Bay Online 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC video.tbo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then you let someone get in your ear and you changed all that.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    .
    • The Stranger
  • I don't want clever conversation
    I never want to work that hard.^ The Stranger I don't want clever conversation I never want to work that hard.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Jump to: navigation , search I don't want clever conversation I never want to work that hard.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .I just want someone
    that I can talk to
    I want you just the way you are.
    ^ I just want someone that I can talk to I want you just the way you are.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Just the Way You Are (radio edit) .
    • Billy Joel - Musical Artist | Juggle.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.juggle.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A friend had told me he shared yesterday's post with the famed singer-songwriter in Miami and that Billy might call to talk about jazz and Just the Way You Are.
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]


    .
    I need to know that you will always be
    The same old someone that I knew
    What will it take till you believe in me
    The way that I believe in you.
    ^ All you need to know...
    • Stuck in the '80s | John Hughes movies, retro-music and big hair: Archives 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I need to know that you will always be The same old someone that I knew What will it take till you believe in me The way that I believe in you.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I just want someone that I can talk to I want you just the way you are.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • I remember those days hanging out
    At the village green
    Engineer boots, leather jackets
    And tight blue jeans
    Drop a dime in the box play the
    Song about New Orleans
    Cold beer, hot lights
    My sweet romantic teenage nights.^ We played all those songs at his funeral.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tips to remember about new relationships .
    • Billy Joel News - Topix 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And sometimes during a song like “Just the Way You Are,” my mind will wander.
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

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  • Brenda and Eddie were the popular steadies
    And the king and the queen of the prom
    Riding around with the car top down and the radio on
    Nobody looked any finer
    Or was more of a hit at the Parkway Diner
    We never knew we could want more than that out of life
    Surely Brenda and Eddie would always know how to survive.^ Scenes From An Italian Restaurant Brenda and Eddie were the popular steadies And the king and the queen of the prom Riding around with the car top down and the radio on Nobody looked any finer Or was more of a hit at the Parkway Diner We never knew we could want more than that out of life Surely Brenda and Eddie would always know how to survive.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I want to know how that partnership worked out… .
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ I don't know about the younger girls he seems to attract, but I know how I personally would be attracted---I'm 61, (more or less his contemporary), AND from Massapequa, one town over from Hicksville, his hometown.
    • Billy Joel's Got a New 'Lovely Lady' | PopEater.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popeater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
  • Brenda and Eddie had had it already
    By the summer of '75
    From the high to the low
    To the end of the show
    For the rest of their lives.^ Scenes From An Italian Restaurant (live unreleased version) .
    • Billy Joel 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Joel remarried in October 2004, when he and restaurant correspondent for the PBS show George Hirsch: Living it Up!
    • Billy Joel Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Some of those songs from the early days like Ballad of Billy The Kid and Scenes From An Italian Restaurant are the beginnings of prog metal crawling from the primoridial ooze.
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - BILLY JOEL Covers AC/DC's 'Highway To Hell' In Florida; Video Available 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .They couldn't go back to the greasers.^ They couldn't go back to the greasers.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We’re camped backstage, with the rest of the press, at Madison Square Garden, and will reporting back on all the acts as they go on stage.
    • Billy Joel - Speakeasy - WSJ 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I’d find myself sitting there going, “Please do that again.” I couldn’t hear what the hell that was that Tatum did, so I’d have to lift up the needle and go back, you know.
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]


    .The best they could do was pick up the pieces.^ The best they could do was pick up the pieces.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Later he told me it didn't matter what the Post wrote since they could "make anything up, like I [expletive deleted] goats."
    • FOXNews.com - Billy Joel Gets Special Award at Grammy Kickoff - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The two men could now pick up where they left off earlier in the night -- with "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me."
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: Billy Joel and Elton John Face to Face at Nationals Park - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .We always knew they would both find a way to get by.^ We always knew they would both find a way to get by.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The delay did seem to indicate that they would do an encore, but I don't think it was planned that way.
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: Billy Joel and Elton John Face to Face at Nationals Park - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Arafat has stolen millions from the Palestinian people and many of the Palestinians have been running on hatred for so long they can't find their way out.
    • A trully American alternative to war? [Archive] - JoBlo's Movie Club 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: Original source]


    .That's all I heard about Brenda and Eddie.^ We first heard about Brenda and Eddie in 1977, in the Billy Joel classic, “Scenes From an Italian restaurant.” .
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]


    .Can't tell you more than I told you already.^ Can't tell you more than I told you already.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ While Billy Joel obviously isn't considered a jazz pianist, he's much more of a jazz enthusiast than you might imagine.
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In his career, Joel’s had 33 top 40 hits and sold more than 75 million albums — so you do the math.
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]


    .And here we are wavin' Brenda and Eddie goodbye.^ And here we are wavin' Brenda and Eddie goodbye.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
  • But you know you can't always see when you're right
    You got your passion you got your pride
    But don't you know only fools are satisfied?^ Scenes From An Italian Restaurant But you know you can't always see when you're right You got your passion you got your pride But don't you know only fools are satisfied?
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You don't know anything, and you're going to fail.
    • WNEW | Where Rock Lives: Billy Joel 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wnew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You're Only Human lyrics .


    .Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true
    When will you realize
    Vienna waits for you?
    ^ Vienna waits for you?"
    • Billy Joel – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Second of all, that statement is not really true.
    • A trully American alternative to war? [Archive] - JoBlo's Movie Club 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true When will you realize Vienna waits for you?
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Vienna
  • You might have heard I run with a dangerous crowd
    We ain't too pretty we ain't too proud
    We might be laughing a bit too loud
    But that never hurt no one.^ Vienna You might have heard I run with a dangerous crowd We ain't too pretty we ain't too proud We might be laughing a bit too loud But that never hurt no one.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Was it because you had no one to bounce of?
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ It was one of the best things I ever did, because I've never gotten to feel sorry for myself, no matter what's happened...."


    .Come on Virginia show me a sign
    Send up a signal I'll throw you the line.
    ^ Come on Virginia show me a sign Send up a signal I'll throw you the line.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you aren't signed up, sign up now.
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - BILLY JOEL Covers AC/DC's 'Highway To Hell' In Florida; Video Available 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Joel led the crowd in a slightly altered version of "Down in New Orleans," changing the lines for his audience: "Come on everybody, take a trip with me, up to Onondaga County, that's where I'll be.
    • Stuck in the '80s | John Hughes movies, retro-music and big hair: Archives 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: General]


    .The stained-glass curtain you're hiding behind
    Never lets in the sun.
    ^ The stained-glass curtain you're hiding behind Never lets in the sun.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Knowing you're watching me from far away Somewhere that I've never been.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .And only the good die young.^ "Only the Good Die Young" #24 US .
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And only the good die young.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Only The Good Die Young (live) 28.
    • Billy Joel | Discographie | Alle CDs, alle Songs | discographien.de 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discographien.de [Source type: General]

    .
  • They say there's a heaven for those who will wait
    Some say it's better but I say it ain't.^ "Only the Good Die Young" #24 US .
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Only the Good Die Young 15.

    ^ Only The Good Die Young (live) 13.
    • Billy Joel | Discographie | Alle CDs, alle Songs | discographien.de 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discographien.de [Source type: General]


    .I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
    Sinners are much more fun...
    ^ I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints Sinners are much more fun...
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That’s still my favorite ax, playing the blues and jazz organ, you know, much more so than the piano.
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I think people are much more willing to die for their religion than they are for their politics, and that is what sets the Middle East apart from the former Eastern Bloc.
    • A trully American alternative to war? [Archive] - JoBlo's Movie Club 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: Original source]


    .And only the good die young.^ "Only the Good Die Young" #24 US .
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And only the good die young.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Only The Good Die Young (live) 28.
    • Billy Joel | Discographie | Alle CDs, alle Songs | discographien.de 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discographien.de [Source type: General]

    .
    • Only The Good Die Young
  • She can kill with a smile
    She can wound with her eyes
    She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
    And she only reveals what she wants you to see
    She hides like a child
    But she's always a woman to me.^ Only the Good Die Young 15.

    ^ Only The Good Die Young (live) 13.
    • Billy Joel | Discographie | Alle CDs, alle Songs | discographien.de 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discographien.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Only The Good Die Young She can kill with a smile She can wound with her eyes She can ruin your faith with her casual lies And she only reveals what she wants you to see She hides like a child But she's always a woman to me.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • She's Always a Woman
  • Oh, she takes care of herself
    She can wait if she wants
    She's ahead of her time
    Oh, and she never gives out
    And she never gives in
    She just changes her mind.^ She's Always a Woman Oh, she takes care of herself She can wait if she wants She's ahead of her time Oh, and she never gives out And she never gives in She just changes her mind.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Noirville Ledenrocker January 27, 2009 11:55 AM Shes Always a Woman (Which if from The Stranger if I remember correctly) She can kill with a smile She can wound with her eyes She can ruin your faith with her casual lies And she only reveals what she wants you to see She hides like a child, But she's always a woman to me She can lead you to love She can take you or leave you She can ask for the truth But she'll never believe And she'll take what you give her, as long as it's free Yeah, she steals like a thief But she's always a woman to me CHORUS: Oh--she takes care of herself She can wait if she wants She's ahead of her time Oh--and she never gives out And she never gives in She just changes her mind And she'll promise you more Than the Garden of Eden Then she'll carelessly cut you And laugh while you're bleedin' But she'll bring out the best And the worst you can be Blame it all on yourself Cause she's always a woman to me --Mhmm-- Bridge CHORUS: Oh--she takes care of herself She can wait if she wants She's ahead of her time Oh--and she never gives out And she never gives in She just changes her mind She is frequently kind And she's suddenly cruel She can do as she pleases She's nobody's fool And she can't be convicted She's earned her degree And the most she will do Is throw shadows at you But she's always a woman to me --Mhmm-- Noirville Ledenrocker January 27, 2009 12:03 PM Now who here has better lyrics they have written?
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "I got out and the door closed behind me and I walked down the street and said, 'Oh, I'll never get that low again.'
    • Billy Joel Biography 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.8k.com [Source type: General]

    • She's Always a Woman

52nd Street

.
Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you.
  • Because you had to be a big shot, didn't you
    You had to open up your mouth
    You had to be a big shot, didn't you
    All your friends were so knocked out
    You had to have the last word, last night
    You know what everything's about
    You had to have a white hot spotlight
    You had to be a big shot last night.^ You know he heard the words exchanged between control.
    • Joel Miller, Barry Cohen press conference on Tampa Bay Online 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC video.tbo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But sometimes a fantasy Is all you need.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Don't you know that their out of touch?"
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Big Shot
  • Honesty is such a lonely word
    Everyone is so untrue
    Honesty is hardly ever heard
    And mostly what I need from you.^ Honesty is such a lonely word Everyone is so untrue Honesty is hardly ever heard And mostly what I need from you.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Big Shot Honesty is such a lonely word Everyone is so untrue Honesty is hardly ever heard And mostly what I need from you.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If Danny needs any help from me, you can tell him to kiss my a**” and I wrote it really big.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    .
    • Honesty
  • I can always find someone
    To say they sympathize
    If I wear my heart out on my sleeve.^ Honesty I can always find someone To say they sympathize If I wear my heart out on my sleeve.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We always knew they would both find a way to get by.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Arafat has stolen millions from the Palestinian people and many of the Palestinians have been running on hatred for so long they can't find their way out.
    • A trully American alternative to war? [Archive] - JoBlo's Movie Club 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: Original source]


    .But I don't want some pretty face
    To tell me pretty lies.
    ^ But I don't want some pretty face To tell me pretty lies.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .All I want is someone to believe.^ All I want is someone to believe.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Honesty
  • I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alright.^ Honesty I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alright.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And then he said, “You’ll always be my drummer, don’t have to worry about that.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ Honesty is such a lonely word Everyone is so untrue Honesty is hardly ever heard And mostly what I need from you.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home.^ I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There's no way you can convince a reasonable person that having to wait in line for meat or bread is better than being able to get anything at any time you want.
    • A trully American alternative to war? [Archive] - JoBlo's Movie Club 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But I don't want some pretty face To tell me pretty lies.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life.^ I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Suyos son los vídeos de This train don’t stop there anymore, Original sin, Answer in the sky, All that I’m allowed y Someone saved my life tonight.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ And then he said, “You’ll always be my drummer, don’t have to worry about that.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]


    .Go ahead with your own life and leave me alone.^ Go ahead with your own life and leave me alone.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And I need some time for my own obsessions It doesn't matter, I've let that life go by.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • My Life
  • I never said you had to offer me a second chance.^ My Life I never said you had to offer me a second chance.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I never held you up for money which was probably my biggest fault being a nice guy.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ And then he said, “You’ll always be my drummer, don’t have to worry about that.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]


    .I never said I was a victim of circumstance.^ I never said I was a victim of circumstance.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .I still belong, don't get me wrong.^ I still belong, don't get me wrong.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .And you can speak your mind
    But not on my time.
    ^ And you can speak your mind But not on my time.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You OK? And after you hear it a couple of dozen times a day it starts to get on your nerves.
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All your choices made you change your mind Now your calendar's complete.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • My Life

Glass Houses

.
  • Now think of all the years you tried to
    Find someone to satisfy you.^ Now think of all the years you tried to Find someone to satisfy you.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then you let someone get in your ear and you changed all that.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ Katie Couric : “Now have you all talked about this?” .
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]


    .I might be as crazy as you say.^ I might be as crazy as you say.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Billy Joel: “Somebody sent over a glass of champagne and I might have taken a sip just to say thank you, but that was it.” .
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It’s part of a new chapter in his life — part two, you might say, of a great American success story.
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]


    .If I'm crazy then it's true
    That it's all because of you
    And you wouldn't want me any other way.
    ^ It's been forgotten 'cause all I wanted was you.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If I'm crazy then it's true That it's all because of you And you wouldn't want me any other way.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'd do anything you want me to I'd do anything at all.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .You may be right
    I may be crazy.
    ^ You May Be Right (live) 27.
    • Billy Joel | Discographie | Alle CDs, alle Songs | discographien.de 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discographien.de [Source type: General]

    ^ You May be Right 33.

    ^ You may be right I may be crazy.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for.^ But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yes, thousands of people look at your website, you've probably made tons of money…But you're still a shit taco and failure at life.
    • Perez Hilton: Billy Joel And Christie Brinkley Set The Record Straight 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you just play it like you’re bored stiff, people aren’t going to buy it.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]


    .It's too late to fight
    It's too late to change me.
    ^ It's too late to fight It's too late to change me.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .You may be wrong for all I know
    But you may be right.
    ^ You may be wrong for all I know But you may be right.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You May Be Right (live) 27.
    • Billy Joel | Discographie | Alle CDs, alle Songs | discographien.de 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discographien.de [Source type: General]

    ^ All you need to know...
    • Stuck in the '80s | John Hughes movies, retro-music and big hair: Archives 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • It's just a fantasy
    It's not the real thing
    It's just a fantasy
    It's not the real thing.^ And do the right thing because if you don't.
    • Joel Miller, Barry Cohen press conference on Tampa Bay Online 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC video.tbo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You May Be Right (live) 27.
    • Billy Joel | Discographie | Alle CDs, alle Songs | discographien.de 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discographien.de [Source type: General]

    ^ You May Be Right (live) 25.
    • Billy Joel | Discographie | Alle CDs, alle Songs | discographien.de 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discographien.de [Source type: General]


    .But sometimes a fantasy
    Is all you need.
    ^ As this former oyster raker once sung, sometimes a fantasy is all you need.
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But sometimes a fantasy Is all you need.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then what are you waiting for, check out www.GiftIdeasPlus.com , www.SpecialOccasionsPlus.com or www.HolidaySpotPlus.com for all of your gift giving needs.
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • All your life you had to stand in line
    Still you’re standing on your feet.^ Sometimes a Fantasy ' All your life you had to stand in line Still you’re standing on your feet.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But sometimes a fantasy Is all you need.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Ballad of Billy the Kid So you play your albums and you smoke your pot And you meet your girlfriend in the parking lot Oh, but still you're aching for the things you haven't got, What went wrong?
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .All your choices made you change your mind
    Now your calendar's complete.
    ^ Then you let someone get in your ear and you changed all that.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ All your choices made you change your mind Now your calendar's complete.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't Ask Me Why Yesterday you were an only child Now your ghosts have gone away.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .Don't wait for answers
    Just take your chances
    Don't ask me why.
    ^ Don't Ask Me Why (live) 15.
    • Billy Joel | Discographie | Alle CDs, alle Songs | discographien.de 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discographien.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Don't wait for answers Just take your chances Don't ask me why.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't Ask Me Why Yesterday you were an only child Now your ghosts have gone away.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Yesterday you were an only child
    Now your ghosts have gone away.^ Don't Ask Me Why Yesterday you were an only child Now your ghosts have gone away.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't Ask Me Why (live) 15.
    • Billy Joel | Discographie | Alle CDs, alle Songs | discographien.de 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discographien.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Aw, why settle out of court, when you go into a public hearing and tell everyone your husband spends $3,000 a month on porn?
    • Stuck in the '80s | John Hughes movies, retro-music and big hair: Archives 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: General]


    .You can kill them in the classic style.^ You can kill them in the classic style.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .Now you, "parlez vous francais"
    Don't look for answers
    You took your chances
    Don't ask my why.
    ^ Don't Ask Me Why Yesterday you were an only child Now your ghosts have gone away.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And I don’t look at it as following in my footsteps.
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Now you, "parlez vous francais" Don't look for answers You took your chances Don't ask my why.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Don't Ask Me Why
  • What's the matter with the crowd I'm seeing?^ Don't Ask Me Why Yesterday you were an only child Now your ghosts have gone away.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't Ask Me Why lyrics .

    ^ Don't Ask Me Why What's the matter with the crowd I'm seeing?
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    ."Don't you know that their out of touch?"^ "Don't you know that their out of touch?"
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do you know something we don't?
    • Billy Joel 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Whereas with jazz, you have to learn to play the ax inside and out before you know how to improvise the way great jazz players do.
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]


    .Should I try to be a straight 'A' student?^ Should I try to be a straight 'A' student?
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    ."If you are then you think too much.^ "If you are then you think too much.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Tell me how much do you think you can take Until the heart in you is starting to break?
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .Don't you know about the new fashion honey?^ You know I don't know if that's something that that was -- He and it could.
    • Joel Miller, Barry Cohen press conference on Tampa Bay Online 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC video.tbo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Don't you know that their out of touch?"
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ She's got a way about her I don't know what it is.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .All you need are looks and a whole lotta money."^ All you need are looks and a whole lotta money."
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But sometimes a fantasy Is all you need.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All you need to know...
    • Stuck in the '80s | John Hughes movies, retro-music and big hair: Archives 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: General]


    .It's the next phase, new wave , dance craze, anyways
    It's still rock and roll to me.
    ^ It's the next phase, new wave , dance craze, anyways It's still rock and roll to me.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For example, the Miracle Mile line in "It's Still Rock & Roll to Me" refers to the affluent shopping district located on Northern Boulevard in the community of Manhasset.
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He would go on to further explore this theme in 1980 with It's Still Rock and Roll to Me.
    • WNEW | Where Rock Lives: Billy Joel 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wnew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .Everybody's talkin' 'bout the new sound
    Funny, but it's still rock and roll to me.
    ^ Everybody's talkin' 'bout the new sound Funny, but it's still rock and roll to me.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He would go on to further explore this theme in 1980 with It's Still Rock and Roll to Me.
    • WNEW | Where Rock Lives: Billy Joel 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wnew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But hovering above the stage and the dancers, it’s still rock-n-roll to them.
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

The Nylon Curtain

.
  • Every child had a pretty good shot
    To get at least as far as their old man got
    But something happened on the way to that place
    They threw an American flag in our face.^ Every child had a pretty good shot To get at least as far as their old man got But something happened on the way to that place They threw an American flag in our face.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But something happens along the way… .
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ There's the extremists, who can't be leveled with at all because they are so far gone in their hatred that they are willing to die; there's probably people there who are not violent, but who are not exactly impressed with our morality and our ways either; and then there's probably people there who don't mind the US and the West at all.
    • A trully American alternative to war? [Archive] - JoBlo's Movie Club 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Well I'm living here in Allentown
    And it's hard to keep a good man down
    But I won't be getting up today.^ Allentown Well I'm living here in Allentown And it's hard to keep a good man down But I won't be getting up today.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have a hard time finding jazz radio stations down here in Miami.
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Greens are getting more and more popular support up here.
    • A trully American alternative to war? [Archive] - JoBlo's Movie Club 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Allentown
  • We held the coastline
    They held the highlands
    And they were sharp
    As sharp as knives
    They heard the hum of our motors
    They counted the rotors
    And waited for us to arrive.^ Allentown We held the coastline They held the highlands And they were sharp As sharp as knives They heard the hum of our motors They counted the rotors And waited for us to arrive.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .And we would all go down together
    We said we'd all go down together
    Yes we would all go down together.
    ^ We walked out during Bennie and the Jets to avoid the crowd on the metro but all in all we had a great time and would definitely see them together again.
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: Billy Joel and Elton John Face to Face at Nationals Park - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Goodnight Saigon

An Innocent Man

.
  • You don't have to start a fight
    I'm a man who can't say no
    If you've got a little risky business
    Just point me where you want to go
    Take me to the power
    Take me to the heat
    Take me to the cleaners
    If it's open to the street
    Something's got to pay off
    Something's got to break
    Someone's got a fortune that they're begging
    Me to take.^ You don't know anything, and you're going to fail.
    • WNEW | Where Rock Lives: Billy Joel 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wnew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You’re going to do what you’re going to do.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ If you have something that’s good, and you throw it at them with everything you’ve got…they’re gonna go for it.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    .
    • Easy Money
  • Some people stay far away from the door
    If there's a chance of it opening up
    They hear a voice in the hall outside
    And hope that it just passes by.^ Easy Money Some people stay far away from the door If there's a chance of it opening up They hear a voice in the hall outside And hope that it just passes by.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are so many people who hate this country, yet the US is far and away the world leader in providing humanitarian aid around the world.
    • A trully American alternative to war? [Archive] - JoBlo's Movie Club 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There's no nuance or range to his voice now, and he compensated by turning up the volume on the rest of the band.
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: Billy Joel and Elton John Face to Face at Nationals Park - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .Some people live with the fear of a touch
    And the anger of having been a fool.
    ^ I think the thing that makes us strongest is that we originate form everywhere else in the world so we are familiar with all of the world cultures to some degree becaue the world's people live here.
    • A trully American alternative to war? [Archive] - JoBlo's Movie Club 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: Original source]


    .They will not listen to anyone
    So nobody tells them a lie.
    ^ They will not listen to anyone So nobody tells them a lie.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • An Innocent Man
  • Some people hope for a miracle cure
    Some people just accept the world as it is.^ An Innocent Man Some people hope for a miracle cure Some people just accept the world as it is.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Easy Money Some people stay far away from the door If there's a chance of it opening up They hear a voice in the hall outside And hope that it just passes by.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Some of his best ( Glass Houses, Nylon Curtain, Storm Front ) and two of his worst ( Innocent Man, Bridge ).
    • Stuck in the '80s | John Hughes movies, retro-music and big hair: Archives 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: General]


    .But I'm not willing to lay down and die
    Because I am an innocent man.
    ^ But I'm not willing to lay down and die Because I am an innocent man.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He always wanted to make ‘Innocent Man ll”…because there’s a lot of the groups he didn’t cover on that album…if he did it now, it would be great.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    .
    • An Innocent Man
  • If you said goodbye to me tonight
    There would still be music left to write.^ An Innocent Man If you said goodbye to me tonight There would still be music left to write.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The man knows how to write pop music, and his tremendous staying power (almost 40 years on tour) is a testament to his immeasurable skill.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Liberty: That is a song that if he came in the studio, and I were still with him…I would’ve said ‘this is a piece of sh**.
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]


    What else could I do?
    I'm so inspired by you.
    .That hasn't happened for the longest time.^ That hasn't happened for the longest time.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • The Longest Time
  • I don't care what consequence it brings
    I have been a fool for lesser things.^ The Longest Time I don't care what consequence it brings I have been a fool for lesser things.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Longest Time Listen boy Don't want to see you let a good thing Slip away.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .I want you so bad.^ I want you so bad.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .I think you ought to know that
    I intend to hold you for
    The longest time.
    ^ I think you ought to know that I intend to hold you for The longest time.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think I know what you've been asking me.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Be thinking about what ANavissi500 and Lynn7 saying because you better know about it, before you think about it.
    • A trully American alternative to war? [Archive] - JoBlo's Movie Club 9 October 2009 5:05 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • The Longest Time
  • Listen boy
    Don't want to see you let a good thing
    Slip away.^ And do the right thing because if you don't.
    • Joel Miller, Barry Cohen press conference on Tampa Bay Online 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC video.tbo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Longest Time Listen boy Don't want to see you let a good thing Slip away.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .You know I don't like watching
    Anybody make the same mistakes
    I made.
    ^ So you don't like Billy Joel.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You know I don't know if that's something that that was -- He and it could.
    • Joel Miller, Barry Cohen press conference on Tampa Bay Online 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC video.tbo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You either like it or you don't.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]


    .She's a real nice girl
    And she's always there for you.
    ^ If you every want to talk, you know I always was and always will be there for you.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ What we thought you heard it there it's right they've got a nice system -- Follow certain.
    • Joel Miller, Barry Cohen press conference on Tampa Bay Online 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC video.tbo.com [Source type: Original source]


    But a nice girl wouldn't tell you what you should do. .
    • Tell Her About It
  • Tell her about it
    Tell her everything you feel
    Give her every reason to accept
    That you're for real.^ Tell Her About It Tell her about it Tell her everything you feel Give her every reason to accept That you're for real.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Listen to the lyric -- supposedly describing all the characters he sees in this bar, it's really all about him, and the people are important only for their response to him: "The manager gives me a smile", "'Man what are you doin' here?'"
    • Billy Joel - Reviews on RateItAll 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I can tell you about some badly written songs.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]


    Tell her about it.
    .Tell her all your crazy dreams.^ Tell her all your crazy dreams.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .Let her know you need her
    Let her know how much she means.
    ^ Let her know you need her Let her know how much she means.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Tell Her About It Tell her about it Let her know how much you care When she can't be with you Tell her you wish you were there.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All you need to know...
    • Stuck in the '80s | John Hughes movies, retro-music and big hair: Archives 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Tell Her About It
  • Tell her about it
    Let her know how much you care
    When she can't be with you
    Tell her you wish you were there.^ Tell Her About It Tell her about it Let her know how much you care When she can't be with you Tell her you wish you were there.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let her know you need her Let her know how much she means.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I can tell you about some badly written songs.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]


    Tell her about it.
    .Every day before you leave
    Pay her some attention
    Give her something to believe.
    ^ Golden Globe predictions Haiti earthquake: How you can help Twitters every women should follow Pay credit cards or mortgage first?
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You wanna do something different…I’m behind you all the way…” I wrote: “If you ever need me to help you out, just give me a call.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ Every Little Thing She Does – The Police Something About You – Level 42 (per your suggestion).
    • Stuck in the '80s | John Hughes movies, retro-music and big hair: Archives 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Tell Her About It
  • Uptown girl
    She's been living in her uptown world.^ Joel found multi-platinum success again with the release of An Innocent Man which contained the hits " Tell Her About It ," " Uptown Girl ," " The Longest Time ," "Keeping The Faith," and " Leave A Tender Moment Alone ."


    I bet she never had a backstreet guy
    I bet her mama never told her why.
    I'm gonna try for an uptown girl.
    .She's been living in her white bread world
    As long as anyone with hot blood can
    And now she's looking for a downtown man
    That's what I am.
    ^ She's been living in her white bread world As long as anyone with hot blood can And now she's looking for a downtown man That's what I am.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • I know the moment isn't right
    To tell the girl a comical line
    To keep the conversation light
    I guess I'm just frightened out of my mind.^ Uptown Girl I know the moment isn't right To tell the girl a comical line To keep the conversation light I guess I'm just frightened out of my mind.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So many faces in and out of my life Some will last Some will be just now and then.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ She's Always a Woman Oh, she takes care of herself She can wait if she wants She's ahead of her time Oh, and she never gives out And she never gives in She just changes her mind.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .But if that's how I feel
    Then it's the best feeling I've ever known
    It's undeniably real
    Leave a tender moment alone.
    ^ But if that's how I feel Then it's the best feeling I've ever known It's undeniably real Leave a tender moment alone.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Leave a Tender Moment Alone Learned stickball as a formal education.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Leave a Tender Moment Alone .
    • Billy Joel - Download Billy Joel Music on iTunes 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Leave a Tender Moment Alone
  • Learned stickball as a formal education.^ Leave A Tender Moment Alone ◄ (3 versions) .
    • Billy Joel Discography at Discogs 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Leave a Tender Moment Alone .
    • Billy Joel - Download Billy Joel Music on iTunes 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Billy Joel - Leave a Tender Moment Alone .
    • Billy Joel - Uptown Girl | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]


    .Lost a lot of fights
    But it taught me how to lose O.K..
    ^ Lost a lot of fights But it taught me how to lose O.K..
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    Oh, I heard about sex
    But not enough.
    .I found you could dance
    And still look tough anyway.
    ^ I found you could dance And still look tough anyway.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's the next phase, new wave , dance craze, anyways It's still rock and roll to me.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    Oh yes I did.
    I found out a man ain't just being macho.
    .Ate an awful lot of late night drive-in food, drank a lot of take home pay.^ Ate an awful lot of late night drive-in food, drank a lot of take home pay.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .I thought I was the Duke of Earl
    When I made it with a red-haired girl
    In the Chevrolet.
    ^ I thought I was the Duke of Earl When I made it with a red-haired girl In the Chevrolet.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Keeping the Faith
  • You know the good ole days weren't always good,
    And tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.^ Keeping the Faith You know the good ole days weren't always good, And tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Scenes From An Italian Restaurant But you know you can't always see when you're right You got your passion you got your pride But don't you know only fools are satisfied?
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Only The Good Die Young She can kill with a smile She can wound with her eyes She can ruin your faith with her casual lies And she only reveals what she wants you to see She hides like a child But she's always a woman to me.
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Billy Joel - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Keeping the Faith

The Bridge

  • This is the time to remember
    'Cause it will not last forever.
    These are the days to hold on to
    'Cause we won't, although we'll want to.
    This is the time,
    But time is gonna change.
    .You've given me the best of you
    But now I need the rest of you.
    ^ Thanks, Glen, you helped jog my memory -- now I do remember thinking at the time that was an appropriate tune given Elton's hissy fit!
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: Billy Joel and Elton John Face to Face at Nationals Park - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So are are covered it up and they've got to be words you victories had anymore and all I want is the truth now on -- let it just.
    • Joel Miller, Barry Cohen press conference on Tampa Bay Online 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC video.tbo.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • This Is the Time
  • Some love is just a lie of the heart
    The cold remains of what began with a passionate start.^ And I'd love to stay, But there's bills to pay, So I just don't have the time.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]


    .And they may not want it to end
    But it will, it's just a question of when.
    ^ So are are covered it up and they've got to be words you victories had anymore and all I want is the truth now on -- let it just.
    • Joel Miller, Barry Cohen press conference on Tampa Bay Online 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC video.tbo.com [Source type: Original source]


    .I've lived long enough to have learned
    The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned.
    ^ Joel was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Music Video, Short Form ("When You Wish Upon A Star") and Best Music Video, Long Form ( Live At Yankee Stadium ).


    .But that won't happen to us
    Because it's always been a matter of trust.
    ^ "A Matter Of Trust" #10 US .
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • A Matter of Trust
  • She's got style and she's got her own money
    So she's not another honey you can quickly disarm
    She's got the eyes that make you realize
    She won't be hypnotized by your usual charm.^ You are not required to use your full name when posting, but you should use a real e-mail address.
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: Billy Joel and Elton John Face to Face at Nationals Park - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ To be a really great jazz player, you have to join the jazz monastery and give up a lot of other things in your life—like your personal life, steady income...
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Back then, you’d make a copy of all the solos and then you’d edit the tape on another copy.
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]


    .You've got your plan of attack
    That won't attract the modern woman
    When you're an old fashioned man
    She understands the things you're doin'
    She's a modern woman.
    ^ That ours is so if you plan won't.
    • Joel Miller, Barry Cohen press conference on Tampa Bay Online 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC video.tbo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you have something that’s good, and you throw it at them with everything you’ve got…they’re gonna go for it.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ Do the right thing -- you get your job back when you go somewhere else if you don't.
    • Joel Miller, Barry Cohen press conference on Tampa Bay Online 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC video.tbo.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Modern Woman
  • Late at night
    When it's dark and cold
    I reach out
    For someone to hold
    When I'm blue
    When I'm lonely
    She comes through
    She's the only one who can
    My baby grand
    Is all I need.^ His Baby Grand duet with Ray Charles is one of my faves.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So my eyes were all black and blue.
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Billy Joel is one of those who have risen out of the 70s and continued his sound into the 90s all the while consistently reaping the awards of critical acclaim and popular success.

    .
  • They say that no one's gonna play this on the radio
    They said the melancholy blues were dead and gone
    But only songs like these
    Played in minor keys
    Keep those memories holding on.^ We played all those songs at his funeral.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ His Baby Grand duet with Ray Charles is one of my faves.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Baby Grand (duet with Ray Charles) .
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Baby Grand
  • I'm so romantic
    I'm such a passionate man
    Sometimes I panic
    What if nobody finds out who I am?^ Go to WhosDatedWho.com to find out who has or who is dating Billy Joel?
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you are lucky you can squeeze out a few more before it's all over but the flood gates close, man, no matter who or what you are.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Running On Ice This Is The Time A Matter Of Trust Modern Woman Baby Grand Big Man On Mulbery Street Temptation Code of Silence Getting Closer .
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    • Big Man On Mulberry Street

Storm Front

.
  • We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No we didn't light it
    But we tried to fight it.^ If you're a Boomer, We Didn't Light the Fire pushes a lot of buttons.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It was preceded by the single "We Didn't Start the Fire," whose lyrics were just a string of historical facts.

    ^ With "We Didn't Start the Fire", Billy Joel references a catalog of headline events during his...
    • Billy Joel - Uptown Girl | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • I've got bills to pay and children who need clothes.^ It was preceded by the single "We Didn't Start the Fire," whose lyrics were just a string of historical facts.

    ^ With "We Didn't Start the Fire", Billy Joel references a catalog of headline events during his...
    • Billy Joel - Uptown Girl | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ September 1989 brought the release of "We Didn't Start The Fire," the first single from the album Storm Front.
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]


    I know there's fish out there but where God only knows.
    .They say these waters aren't what they used to be.^ Once we post them on the Site, these changes become effective immediately and if you use the Site after they become effective it will signify your agreement to be bound by the changes.
    • Billy Joel - Uptown Girl | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY DESCRIBE YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES .
    • Billy Joel - Uptown Girl | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]


    But I've got people back on land who count on me.
    • The Downeaster "Alexa"
  • Sometimes I'm tired, sometimes I'm shot.
    .Sometimes I don't know how much more I've got.^ I don’t know how he does it.
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]

    ^ That’s still my favorite ax, playing the blues and jazz organ, you know, much more so than the piano.
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And dancing it but acting and dancing — I don’t even know how to describe it.
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]


    .Maybe I'm headed over the hill
    Maybe I've set myself up for the kill.
    ^ By Elton John's set they had turned up the front sound and killed some of the "echo cave" rebounds.
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: Billy Joel and Elton John Face to Face at Nationals Park - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .Tell me how much do you think you can take
    Until the heart in you is starting to break?
    ^ You should check with your carrier to find out what plans your carrier offers and how much the plans cost.
    • Billy Joel - Uptown Girl | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Two singles from the album flopped: Every Step I Take, Every Move I Make b/w I Hear Voices and You've Got Me Hummin' b/w I'm Thinking.

    ^ "Tell Them You're In Love" (1985) "The Moment at Hand" (1988) "The Purple Heart" (1982 -- possibly became "Goodnight Saigon"?


    Sometimes it feels like it will. .
    • I Go To Extremes
  • Well I'm shameless when it comes to loving you.^ He sings, "You Catholic girls start much too late,/ but sooner or later it comes down to fate./ I might as well be the one."
    • WNEW | Where Rock Lives: Billy Joel 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wnew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That's Not Her Style We Didn't Start The Fire The Downeaster "Alexa" I Go To Extremes Shameless Storm Front Leningrad State Of Grace When In Rome And So It Goes .
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]


    I'd do anything you want me to
    I'd do anything at all.
    .And I'm standing here for all the world to see
    There ain't that much left of me
    That has very far to fall.
    ^ I have to say the same here that I said regarding "hating poetry" somewhere else on OS, there is just way too much, of varying types, to hate it all.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ New list There's nothing here to see « Back to Posts Editor’s Pick JANUARY 26, 2009 1:57PM Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever?
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    • Shameless
  • And so my child and I came to this place
    To meet him eye to eye and face to face.
    He made my daughter laugh, then we embraced.
    We never knew what friends we had
    Until we came to Leningrad. .
    • Leningrad
  • But darling there you go, slipping away into a state of grace
    Granted, this world is not a perfect place.^ Michael Cavanaugh sings, “There’s a place in the world for the angry young man with his working class ties and his radical plans.” .
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I’d find myself sitting there going, “Please do that again.” I couldn’t hear what the hell that was that Tatum did, so I’d have to lift up the needle and go back, you know.
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Was there any tension or rift going on at this time that can be sensed between you and Billy?
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]


    Still it's the world that I'm in.
    .Here I am talking while you don't hear a word I say.^ Inner harmonies—the ones you don’t even hear that are there.
    • JazzWax: Interview: Billy Joel (Part 1) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jazzwax.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I could tell him if something sucks…when he finished ‘River of Dreams’ he says, “Drive out here, I want you to hear the album.” I drove out there expecting to call the bass player and say he was right, he did the right thing.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » Blog Archive » Billy Joel, What Happened? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ I don’t care what you say anymore, this is my life” Billy Joel once sang, and now he plans to put that life story between hard covers.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]


    .Knowing you're watching me from far away
    Somewhere that I've never been.
    ^ You don't know anything, and you're going to fail.
    • WNEW | Where Rock Lives: Billy Joel 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wnew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you have something that’s good, and you throw it at them with everything you’ve got…they’re gonna go for it.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ It’s when I know that I’m going into a tailspin or a depression, that’s when you’ve got to stop the drinking.” .
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    • State of Grace
  • And every time I've held a rose
    It seems I only felt the thorns.
    And so it goes, and so it goes.
    And so will you soon I suppose.
    • And So It Goes

River of Dreams

  • I've seen those big machines come rolling through the quiet pines.
    Blue suits and bankers with their Volvos and their valentines.
    Give us this day our daily discount outlet merchandise.
    Raise up a multiplex and we will make a sacrifice.
    Now we're gonna get the big business.
    Now we're gonna get the real thing.
    Everybody's all excited about it. .
    • No Man's Land
  • Advice is cheap you can take it from me.^ If you are lucky you can squeeze out a few more before it's all over but the flood gates close, man, no matter who or what you are.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ No Man's Land .
    • Billy Joel 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: General]


    It's yours to keep 'cause opinions are free.
    Nobody knows about the trouble I've seen.
    Nobody's perfect, mister, nobody's clean.
    .It cost too much and takes too long to find out too late.^ You should check with your carrier to find out what plans your carrier offers and how much the plans cost.
    • Billy Joel - Uptown Girl | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]


    .Some words are not heard 'til after they're spoken.^ Liberty: I’ve heard rumors, and they’re supposed to be true, that there is an anthology that’s gonna come next and that would be everything.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Noticias » 2009» Septiembre 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]


    Your role was protective, your soul was too defective.
    .Some people just don't have a heart to be broken.^ Why don't you try writing just one--yeah, one--song that touches a million people and then realize exactly how many this guy has written?
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • The Great Wall of China
  • We could have gone all the way to the Great Wall of China
    If you'd only had a little more faith in me.^ Suite Ultralounge could get padlocked after all Where would you like to see the Frank Zappa statue?
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: Billy Joel and Elton John Face to Face at Nationals Park - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But, I think Elton could have handled it a little more professionally.
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: Billy Joel and Elton John Face to Face at Nationals Park - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So you think you could be a better Billy Joel than Billy Joel if only given half the chance?
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]


    .In lieu of diamonds, gold and platinum, reminders will still shine bright.^ River Of Dreams was certified 5x platinum and the singles " Tell Her About It ," " It's Still Rock & Roll To Me ," and "My Life" were certified gold.


    .All the king's men and all the king's horses
    Can't put you together the way you used to be.
    ^ They did play the bitch is back (but I'm with you they all seemed to run together after awhile).
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: Billy Joel and Elton John Face to Face at Nationals Park - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I must admit he has put together the best wedding band in New York City with those cover band musicians he uses in the play.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ If somebody…there’s alot of jealousy, so when you put that term and jealousy together…it’s like hatred.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]


    .We could have been standing on the Great Wall of China.^ The Great Wall Of China .
    • Billy Joel 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: General]

    • The Great Wall of China
  • These days there's a million ways
    To be pulled and torn, to be misdirected.
    These times there are sins and crimes
    On the morning shows for the disconnected.
    I look and I write my book
    And I walk away with the wrong impressions.
    .I don't care 'cause I've done my share.^ OK, maybe I should be listening to that, but I'm not, 'cause I don't like it, and again, why the hell do you care?
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I don’t care what you say anymore, this is my life” Billy Joel once sang, and now he plans to put that life story between hard covers.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    .And I need some time for my own obsessions
    It doesn't matter, I've let that life go by.
    ^ Those songs now mark that time for me, and I really care about the music in a way that transcends some cranky guy who needs to calm down.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It’s time for me to start living my life at this late date.” .
    • Billy Joel — Movin’ on - Newsmakers- msnbc.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So I've learned to dance With a hand in my pants, And they rub my neck, And I write 'em a check, And they go their merry way.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]


    It's been forgotten 'cause all I wanted was you.
    • Blonde Over Blue
  • Some days I have to give right in to the blues
    Despite how I try to keep fightin'.
    It's a sure shot I'm going to lose.
    And I'll tell you why.
    You think I'm crazy.
    It's such a sad composition.
    But can you blame me
    For what's been causing my bad disposition?
    Ain't nothing new with my blue situation
    And nothing's fine it's just a minor variation.
    • A Minor Variation
  • Some things were perfectly clear, seen with the vision of youth.
    No doubts and nothing to fear, I claimed the corner on truth.
    These days it's harder to say I know what I'm fighting for.
    My faith is falling away.
    I'm not that sure anymore.
    .Shades of grey wherever I go
    The more I find out the less that I know.
    ^ Check out Sasha Grey, Aria Giovanni and more in hilarious episodes of PG Porn .
    • Billy Joel - Uptown Girl | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Go to WhosDatedWho.com to find out who has or who is dating Billy Joel?
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]


    Black and white is how it should be
    But shades of grey are the colors I see.
    • Shades of Grey
  • She waits for me at night, she waits for me in silence.
    She gives me all her tenderness and takes away my pain.
    And so far she hasn't run, though I swear she's had her moments.
    She still believes in miracles while others cry in vain.
    • All About Soul
  • .It's all about soul.^ All About Soul (remix) .
    • Billy Joel 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All About Soul (DVD) (Live) (*) .
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All About Soul (Remix) .
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]


    It's all about faith and a deeper devotion.
    .It's all about soul.^ All About Soul (remix) .
    • Billy Joel 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All About Soul (DVD) (Live) (*) .
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All About Soul (Remix) .
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]


    'Cause under the love is a stronger emotion.
    She's got to be strong
    'Cause so many things getting out of control
    Should drive her away.
    So why does she stay?
    .It's all about soul.^ All About Soul (remix) .
    • Billy Joel 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All About Soul (DVD) (Live) (*) .
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All About Soul (Remix) .
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • All About Soul
  • Goodnight, my angel
    Time to close your eyes.^ My first thought: he has probably answered these questions a number of times and would not be very enthusiastic about answering them yet again.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ Joel's daughter Alexa has also been a motivation for lyrical content; he penned "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)" for her after she asked what happens when people die.
    • Billy Joel biography, information, news, links, pics (pictures), and products (musician: Piano Man) 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All About Soul (DVD) (Live) (*) .
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]
    • Billy Joel Album - Ask.com 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]


    And save these questions for another day.
    .I think I know what you've been asking me.^ I think “The Bridge” could’ve been better, and I know he thinks the same thing ’cause he said it too.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ Liberty: He asks me backstage, “What would you think if we did the next album just me and you with a bunch of new guys?” That’s when that went down… .
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ As you were asking the question, I was thinking I’ll say ‘blow me’ (he laughs) No, what I would really like to say to him…”‘What happened?
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]


    .I think you know what I've been trying to say.^ I think “The Bridge” could’ve been better, and I know he thinks the same thing ’cause he said it too.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ Why would you think I would say anything that would hurt you?
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ To each his own, but you wanna stop right about where you tried to say that Billy Joel's anything is better than Bobby D reading the phone book even.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]


    .I promised I would never leave you.^ Do you -- what happened he would leave it.
    • Joel Miller, Barry Cohen press conference on Tampa Bay Online 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC video.tbo.com [Source type: Original source]


    .And you should always know
    Wherever you may go
    No matter where you are
    I never will be far away.
    ^ If you are lucky you can squeeze out a few more before it's all over but the flood gates close, man, no matter who or what you are.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Liberty: Here’s my theory…no matter what you play as long as you play it like you mean it…you’re selling this product to people.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ You understand, acknowledge and agree that we assume no responsibility for deletion of Postings or any failure to store, receive or deliver Postings in a timely manner or any other matter relating to Postings.
    • Billy Joel - Uptown Girl | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  • Goodnight, my angel
    Now it's time to dream.^ Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) .


    And dream how wonderful your life will be.
    .Someday your child may cry
    And if you sing this lullabye
    Then in your heart
    There will always be a part of me.
    ^ I may have won your hearts.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ As part of the registration process for the feature or function, you will choose a user name and password (or we may assign an initial password which we will give you the option to change).
    • Billy Joel - Uptown Girl | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We suggest that you take some of the following actions which may help to clean your computer and which could prevent future installations of Malware.
    • Billy Joel - Uptown Girl | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]



    Someday we'll all be gone.
    But lullabyes go on and on...
    They never die.
    That's how you
    And I
    Will be. .
    • Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  • In the middle of the night
    I go walking in my sleep
    Through the valley of fear
    To a river so deep.^ The album was referred to as “The Boathouse Tapes”, the song was originally titled, “In the Middle of the Night” later known as “River of Dreams”… .
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) (CD, Maxi) .
    • Billy Joel Discography at Discogs 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]


    And I've been searching for something
    Taken out of my soul
    Something I would never lose
    Something somebody stole.
    • The River of Dreams

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  • Everybody is sleeping with everybody in this business but the artist is the only one getting screwed.
  • I think music in itself is healing.^ I think other people got on him…ya know the term, “F***k ‘em” was invented in the music business.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ I don’t think I could bare sitting in the audience of that show hearing what has been done to the music I love so much while some one else is playing the rhythms I created.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ Besides if only listen to music from your teens without allowing for new artist and expressions you run the risk of becoming your parents.
    • Billy Joel: Worst songwriter ever? No. - Smithery - Open Salon 10 February 2010 12:17 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. .No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
  • If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.
  • The happiest times in my life were when my relationships were going well — when I was in love with someone, and someone was loving me.^ You’re going to do what you’re going to do.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ I have gone places with you in your music that no one can get close to.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    ^ Liberty: We’re still doing what we love to do.
    • Billy Joel Noticias 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC billyjoel.es [Source type: General]

    But in my whole life, I haven't met the person I can sustain a relationship with yet. So I'm discontented about that. I'm angry with myself. I have regrets.
  • There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.
  • This song is completely, historically, totally inaccurate.
    • before singing The Ballad of Billy the Kid on the album 2000 Years: The Millenium Concert (New Years Eve 1999)
  • Going bald isn't about losing your hair, it's about getting more head

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[[File:|thumb|Billy Joel]] Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949[1]) is a famous American singer and songwriter. He produced successful pop songs for two decades, from 1973's Piano Man to 1993's River of Dreams which marked his retirement. As well as writing classical music, he has frequently been on the road, usually with Elton John.

Joel was born in the Bronx and grew up in Hicksville, located in Long Island near New York City. He joined his first band The Echoes (Later known as The Lost Souls) at age fourteen, and in the late 1960s he teamed up with The Hassles. The Hassles when on to release two albums. In 1970 After parting ways with The Hassles Joel and Hassles Drummer Jon Small Formed a two man duo Attila. 1971, his solo debut, Cold Spring Harbor, was released. (The title takes its name from a town in Long Island.)

Several other albums of his were released in later years, including:

  • Streetlife Serenade (1974)
  • Turnstiles (1976)
  • 52nd Street (1978)
  • Songs in the Attic (1980)
  • An Innocent Man (1983)

In 1988, Joel played a New York City dog named Dodger in the Disney animated movie, Oliver & Company.

In his career, the singer had several car accidents, some of which came from his alcohol influence.[needs proof]

References

  1. nndb.com

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