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best songs ever:<br><br><br><br>
billy joel's "Piano Man"<br><br><br><br>
and<br><br><br><br>
billy joel's "For the Longest Time"<br><br><br><br>
ok a little weird taste for a 13 year old but... gotta love those songs! seriously!<br><br><br><br>
9:00 on a saturday...
 

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I've got about 20+ years of hearing both of those songs . It won't hurt me a bit if I never heard those songs again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> Include UpTown Girl to that too.
 

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She's Always a Woman<br><br>
She's Got a Way<br><br><br><br>
I like his love songs.<br><br><br><br>
Still Rock and Roll is brilliant, too.
 

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I like his songs. But I recognize that some people just hate his stuff. My brother-in-law likes his music. What can I say, seems people like him or hate him. No one is neutral.
 

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My favorite songs by Billy Joel (and I have most of his albums) are<br><br><br><br>
The Entertainer<br><br><br><br>
"I am the entertainer<br><br>
I come to do my show<br><br>
You've heard my latest record<br><br>
It's been on the radio<br><br>
Ah, it took me years to write it<br><br>
They were the best years of my life<br><br>
It was a beautiful song<br><br>
But it ran too long<br><br>
If you're gonna have a hit<br><br>
You gotta make it fit<br><br>
So they cut it down to 3:05"<br><br><br><br>
Not one bad lyric in that song. Every word is amazing.<br><br><br><br>
Miami 2107<br><br><br><br>
This song wigged me out after 9-11. Have you ever really listened to the lyrics. The song was one of Billy Joels old Songs in the Attic. Written in the 70's. Check these out :<br><br><br><br>
"I've seen the lights go out on Broadway-<br><br>
I saw the ruins at my feet,<br><br>
You know we almost didn't notice it-<br><br>
We'd see it all the time on Forty-Second Street...."<br><br><br><br>
"...I saw the lights go out on Broadway-<br><br>
I watched the mighty skyline fall.<br><br>
The boats were waiting at the Battery,<br><br>
The union went on strike-<br><br>
They never sailed at all.<br><br><br><br>
They sent a carrier out from Norfolk-<br><br>
And picked the Yankees up for free.<br><br>
They said that Queens could stay,<br><br>
They blew the Bronx away-<br><br>
And sank Manhattan out to sea....<br><br><br><br>
You know those lights were bright on Broadway-<br><br>
But that was so many years ago...<br><br>
Before we all lived here in Florida-<br><br>
Before the Mafia took over Mexico.<br><br>
There are not many who remember-<br><br>
They say a handful still survive...<br><br>
To tell the world about...<br><br>
The way the lights went out,<br><br>
And keep the memory alive..."<br><br><br><br>
So strange. I really like "While the night is still young" I love the first line,<br><br><br><br>
"I`m young enough to still see the passionate boy that I used to be<br><br>
But I`m old enough to say I got a good look at the other side"<br><br><br><br>
That line gets me - probably because I am right about that place now. I really like how he sings the song with himself, each voice the exact same note, just seperated by an octive. It gives the song a very strange feeling.<br><br><br><br>
I could go on and on about Billy Joel. If you have a chance, listen to his compilation album (released about 3 years ago or so). It's wonderful.
 

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Billy Joel is amazing! You are a good guy StvSpl for liking him. Great taste! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> A real performer/writer, not too many around these days. I wonder how he is doing, I keep reading he is having a hard time with drinking/clinics or something.
 

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I saw him in concert 16 years ago. He *used* to be my favorite. Now, ironically, I can take him or leave him.<br><br><br><br>
My favorites are:<br><br>
"New York State of Mind,"<br><br>
"James"<br><br>
"Prelude/Angry Young Man"<br><br>
"Stiletto,"<br><br>
"Honesty,"<br><br>
"Zanzibar,"<br><br>
"Until the Night,"<br><br>
"52nd Street"<br><br>
"Scenes from an Italian Restaurant,"<br><br>
"Vienna,"<br><br>
"Shameless" (yes, *he* wrote and performed it *first*),<br><br>
"Goodnight Saigon," (which was absolutely AWESOME at his concert)<br><br>
"Allentown"<br><br>
"Travellin' Prayer"<br><br>
"Ain't No Crime"<br><br>
"Ballad of Billy the Kid"<br><br>
"Big Man on Mulberry Street"<br><br>
"Baby Grand"<br><br><br><br>
okay, now after all of that, I think I wanna go dig out some of his stuff and listen...weird.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Joe</i><br><br><b>I like his songs. But I recognize that some people just hate his stuff. My brother-in-law likes his music. What can I say, seems people like him or hate him. No one is neutral.</b></div>
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I am fairly neutral. I like a couple of songs, I can't stand some others.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by epski</i><br><br><b>She's Always a Woman<br><br>
She's Got a Way<br><br><br><br></b></div>
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I agree, epski! Those 2 songs are his best songs, hands down! I love those songs!!
 

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i don't think theres a billy joel song i DON'T like.<br><br><br><br>
movin out<br><br>
scenes from an italian restaurant and<br><br>
we didn't start the faire are my favorties (of the non love song varitiy)
 
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