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Posted: 23 May 06, 21:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just love Billy Joel... so I though I'd dedicate a thread to him. What are your favorite Billy Joel songs? I think mine is "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me." In fact, that's what I'm listening to right now! He's a great musician and a good example of- in my opinion- great, classic American music.

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Posted: 23 May 06, 21:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know this sounds lame but I only know "Up Town Girl" song....So I guess that's my favourite? LOL! He's cool. :-)

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Posted: 23 May 06, 21:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm, too many good ones to pick a few...

- All About Soul
- My Life
- Uptown Girl
- It's Still Rock N' Roll To Me
- State Of Grace
- I Go To Extremes
- This Is The Time
- A Matter Of Trust
- Allentown
- Goodnight Saigon


You might be wondering why I didn't pick 'Piano Man', and the answer is simple... TOO OVERPLAYED


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Posted: 23 May 06, 21:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aw, that's okay, Jess! I heard he grew up in Levittown, Pa. Is this true? That's where my Dad grew up...

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Posted: 23 May 06, 21:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, my God! I was so friggin' happy when I saw the name of this thread!! And I had no idea you liked him, too! We're fellow Billy-lovers now, yaaaay! XD
I love Falling of the Rain! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL song!! I also love Until the Night, She's Always a Woman, Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, etc., etc.... the list goes oon and ooon, but I don't wanna bore people to death. :P


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Posted: 23 May 06, 21:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

Hmmm, too many good ones to pick a few...

- Allentown


I live in Allentown!!!!! :D :D

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Posted: 23 May 06, 21:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Oh, my God! I was so friggin' happy when I saw the name of this thread!! And I had no idea you liked him, too! We're fellow Billy-lovers now, yaaaay! XD
I love Falling of the Rain! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL song!! I also love Until the Night, She's Always a Woman, Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, etc., etc.... the list goes oon and ooon, but I don't wanna bore people to death. :P


Lol, my cousin went to one of his recent concerts, and it's a long story how but she ended up getting seats right next to the stage. When he went around to shake hands, she didn't let go of his hand, and he had to sort of pull away from her! Lol.

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Posted: 23 May 06, 21:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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ChinesedogTorture wrote:

Oh, my God! I was so friggin' happy when I saw the name of this thread!! And I had no idea you liked him, too! We're fellow Billy-lovers now, yaaaay! XD
I love Falling of the Rain! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL song!! I also love Until the Night, She's Always a Woman, Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, etc., etc.... the list goes oon and ooon, but I don't wanna bore people to death. :P


Lol, my cousin went to one of his recent concerts, and it's a long story how but she ended up getting seats right next to the stage. When he went around to shake hands, she didn't let go of his hand, and he had to sort of pull away from her! Lol.

Aaaaah!! I wouldn't have let go of his hand, either! XD Yout cousin rocks! And you, too, for having such great taste in music!
*Clasping on to Billy Joel's hand*
"Take me with you, Billy!"
*uncomfortable laugh*
*whispers* "Security... we have another nut..." :P


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Posted: 23 May 06, 21:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I live in Bellmore NY, which is 10 minutes from Levittown, the Long Island middle class suburb where Billy Joel grew up.

We love Billy Joel so much here that we allow him to crash into our houses without getting pissed off.


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Posted: 23 May 06, 22:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Lol, there would have been a similar situation in Philthydelphia at the Q+PR concert had I had front row seats...

Brian: Let go of my hand!!
Me: Never!! You're coming home with me!! :D
Brian: Do you have internet access?
Me: Yes.
Brian: Well, alright then. As long as I can get on me soapbox and rant...

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Posted: 23 May 06, 22:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

I live in Bellmore NY, which is 10 minutes from Levittown, the Long Island middle class suburb where Billy Joel grew up.

We love Billy Joel so much here that we allow him to crash into our houses without getting pissed off.


Lol, I remember hearing about that. Not one of Billy's better moments... I'd like to hear an updated version of Allentown from him...

"Well we're living here in Allentown... and no one here knows any English..."

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Posted: 23 May 06, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mayniac316 wrote:

Mr.Jingles wrote:

I live in Bellmore NY, which is 10 minutes from Levittown, the Long Island middle class suburb where Billy Joel grew up.

We love Billy Joel so much here that we allow him to crash into our houses without getting pissed off.


Lol, I remember hearing about that. Not one of Billy's better moments...

Wait... I just got that now. :P I'm too gullible! When Mr. Jingles said that in this other thread, I responded, "Me, too! :D"
Hehe... Well, either way, I still would let him crash my house. Technically, I don't have a house, so feel free to crash into my room. Just not on my CD collection. ;P


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Posted: 23 May 06, 22:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just know a few songs, but I like them.

I guess it's alright


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Posted: 23 May 06, 22:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Billy Joel is great. Saw him with Elton a few years ago.

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Posted: 23 May 06, 22:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

Billy Joel is great. Saw him with Elton a few years ago.



You are sooo lucky!! Two amazing musicians in one concert! I love Billy Joel, it's kind of sad, actually. Or at least that's what I'm told. Same w/ Elton John. :D


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Posted: 23 May 06, 23:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddieistheloveofmylife_89 wrote:

Erin wrote:

Billy Joel is great. Saw him with Elton a few years ago.



You are sooo lucky!! Two amazing musicians in one concert! I love Billy Joel, it's kind of sad, actually. Or at least that's what I'm told. Same w/ Elton John. :D


I actually went because of Elton and came away liking the Billy Joel set better! :-) It was great when they played their pianos together, as well. They are both incredible musicians.

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Posted: 23 May 06, 23:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a scenario...

(Billy Joel crashes into a Long Island home)

NEW YORKER: What da' fuck have chu done to my fuckin' house!! I'm 'na beat da' shit outta ya!!

(Meanwhile Billy Joel is stuck in his car with a full blown air bag in front of him).

BILLY JOEL: Help, please call 911!!

NEW YORKER: I don't give a shit!! Look wat chu done to my house, you fuckin' prick. I'm 'na call da' cops on cha.

BILLY JOEL: I'm sorry. Look I'm rich, and I'll pay for all the expenses, but please help get me outta here.

NEW YORKER: Chu kno' wat? FUCK YOU! You rich mothafucka crashin' into my fuckin' house. You betta have a good lawya coz I'm 'na make shu' he squeezes every single mothafuckin' penny outta ya.

BILLY JOEL: Look I said I'm sorry. I really need help now. I don't care about the money, just get me out.

NEW YORKER: OK, chu kno' wat? I'll take ya out, and you're lucky dat I'm tryin' ta be kind, but chu betta get me a house in the Hamptons afta' this.

BILLY JOEL: Thanks, I appreciate it.

NEW YORKER: Holy shit! It's Billy Joel!

BILLY JOEL: Yep, I'm sorry I wrecked your home, but don't worry I'll pay for all the damage plus compensation.

NEW YORKER: I can't fuckin' believe this? Will ya sign my 'Stranger' vinyl. It must be in the attic, somewhe.

BILLY JOEL: Yes I will, but could you call 911 first?

NEW YORKER: OK, and don't worry 'bout gettin' my house fixed. I can get it fixed myself.


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Posted: 23 May 06, 23:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Billy Joel just as much as Queen. (close anyway)

Please people...do yourself a big ass favor and pick up Billy's albums...his "B sides", to me, are bigger than the hits alot of the time.

ie: "Uptown Girl" is one of his lamest tunes to me, and its one of his biggest hits.

My favorite BJ songs are:

Vienna
She's got a way (from attic)
don't ask me why
the stranger
leave a tender moment alone
cold spring harbor
stileto
zanzibar
you're my home
summer highland falls
new york state of mind

damn, there are so many.


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Posted: 24 May 06, 05:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Billy Joel's music doesn't do it for me really, but I readily concede that the guy is an incredible musician. He's infinitely more versatile a pianist than say, Elton John.


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Here!

I believe Amanda's post has made my feelings on ol' Billy quite clear. ;)


"Elton John and I became really good friends. I don't mean 'good friends' in that sense. I just mean we slept together." -Billy Joel