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Old 11-19-2005, 02:46 PM   #16
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Billy Joel is one artist for whom I know what seems like a million songs! Never bought an album or even hits CD for that matter, for some reason.

We Didn't Start The Fire
It's Still Rock n Roll To Me
Uptown Girl

Piano Man
She's Always A Woman To Me
Angry Young Man
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
Honesty
Rosalinda's Eyes


and more I can't think of right now.
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:48 PM   #17
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Oh... and

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Old 11-19-2005, 02:58 PM   #18
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I like some of his more popular hits, but I still chuckle when I remember one of my friends describing Billy Joel as the "iceberg lettuce" of rock and rol

Plus a point against him is he did release "We Didn't Start The Fire".
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Old 11-19-2005, 09:16 PM   #19
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I used to like Billy Joel long long ago. I hear his tunes from time to time and I still have his records in my LP collection. I especially enjoyed the tour he did when he went to Russia. I think it was televised and it was very interesting and entertaining.
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Old 11-20-2005, 04:32 AM   #20
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I adore Billy Joel and I'm glad to have found somewhere that I can proudly announce it.
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Old 11-20-2005, 11:57 AM   #21
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I saw him many moons ago and he put on a terrific show. I don't know how he is now, but I'm sure it'll be good.
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Old 11-20-2005, 01:07 PM   #22
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Yeah. Tried playing this by ear on the piano; too hard! :S

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Old 11-20-2005, 03:27 PM   #23
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I must say, I only own Piano Man on vinyl, but damn o damn does it sound so good ..

One of my favorite drunk singalongs too, I must add
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Piano Man is one of the best sing-a-longs ever, drunk or sober.

I've always loved Billy Joel. Many, many classics.

Glass Houses is probably my favorite album. Go listen to "All For Leyna", an unsung album cut!
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We didn't start the fire is one of the best songs you could hope to listen to...
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I love Billy Joel. I think my favorite song is And So It Goes.
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Piano Man is one of the best sing-a-longs ever, drunk or sober.
I think Piano Man is one of the best songs I've heard, ever.
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Although Piano Man is a well known song, I feel like he is somewhat regional...a New York area favorite (I mean, he IS from the area). I grew up enjoying his music...and still enjoy his music.

I was discussing the "all your life is channel 13" lyric the other day...truly a "regional" lyric. I mean...I KNOW what Channel 13 is...but if you live in pocatello, Idaho...do you get that lyric?

Allentown is actually about Bethlehem.
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Wish he were coming somewhere neat Atlanta on his upcoming tour...
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Although Piano Man is a well known song, I feel like he is somewhat regional...a New York area favorite (I mean, he IS from the area). I grew up enjoying his music...and still enjoy his music.

I was discussing the "all your life is channel 13" lyric the other day...truly a "regional" lyric. I mean...I KNOW what Channel 13 is...but if you live in pocatello, Idaho...do you get that lyric?
I grew up in Florida, and Billy was huge there.. so dunno if his appeal is mainly regional. Many of the great songwriters like Dylan, Cohen, Springsteen, etc. use region-specific imagery and allude to specific things, but wind up tackling universal messages despite "Channel 13" references or when Leonard Cohen talks about "music on Clinton Street all through the evening."
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