History Music / BillyJoel

1st May '17 6:19:23 AM VicGeorge2011
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* BigWordShout: In "All For Leyna":
-->So I wait in the dark,
-->Listening for her
-->Instead of my old man saying,
-->STOP! kidding yourself,
-->Wasting your time.
23rd Apr '17 8:41:58 AM ReturnedYetAgain
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* UptownGirl: {{Trope Namer|s}}. Joel began to write the song for his then-girlfriend Elle McPherson, but it ended up becoming a tribute to Christie Brinkley, who married Joel after starring in the song's video.

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* UptownGirl: {{Trope Namer|s}}. Joel began to write the song for his then-girlfriend Elle McPherson, [=McPherson=], but it ended up becoming a tribute to Christie Brinkley, who married Joel after starring in the song's video.
23rd Apr '17 8:40:53 AM ReturnedYetAgain
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* UptownGirl: {{Trope Namer|s}}. The song was a tribute to his then wife, Christie Brinkley.

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* UptownGirl: {{Trope Namer|s}}. The Joel began to write the song was for his then-girlfriend Elle McPherson, but it ended up becoming a tribute to his then wife, Christie Brinkley.Brinkley, who married Joel after starring in the song's video.
23rd Apr '17 8:31:33 AM ReturnedYetAgain
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* Nightmare fuel: The video "Pressure" qualifies as this.

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* Nightmare fuel: NightmareFuel: The video "Pressure" qualifies as this.
23rd Apr '17 8:24:22 AM ReturnedYetAgain
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* ACappella: "The Longest Time".

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* ACappella: "The Longest Time". Slight aversion in that, while it's become an a cappella standard, the original version on ''An Innocent Man'' included a bass guitar.
9th Apr '17 1:10:45 AM epicparadox
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** "Close to the Borderline" would classify as a definite 5, and contains one of the few guitar solos in a Billy Joel song.
16th Mar '17 6:55:51 PM Schroeder1174
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* FlippingTheTable: Joel does this at the end of the climactic verse in "We Didn't Start The Fire".

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* FlippingTheTable: Joel does this at the end of the climactic verse in the video for "We Didn't Start The Fire".
26th Feb '17 6:25:25 AM VolcanoWorld
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* NiceGirl: The subject of "Tell Her About It".
21st Feb '17 11:56:40 PM gewunomox
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His discography has a wide range of styles, including schmaltzy soft-rock love songs that perhaps reveal TooMuchInformation about his relationships (especially that with ex-wife [[UptownGirl Christie Brinkley]]), tributes to 1950s artists and stylings, attempts at working class rock comparable to BruceSpringsteen, jazzy ruminations on fame, religion, substance abuse (something he has experience in), or his hometown of New York City, bluesy piano numbers, and pure classical compositions. Said range contributed to the formation of ''MovinOut'', one of the first and best known examples of the JukeboxMusical. He is also known for voicing Dodger in the Disney animated film ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''.

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His discography has a wide range of styles, including schmaltzy soft-rock love songs that perhaps reveal TooMuchInformation about his relationships (especially that with ex-wife [[UptownGirl Christie Brinkley]]), tributes to 1950s artists and stylings, attempts at working class rock comparable to BruceSpringsteen, Music/BruceSpringsteen, jazzy ruminations on fame, religion, substance abuse (something he has experience in), or his hometown of New York City, bluesy piano numbers, and pure classical compositions. Said range contributed to the formation of ''MovinOut'', one of the first and best known examples of the JukeboxMusical. He is also known for voicing Dodger in the Disney animated film ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''.
20th Feb '17 8:27:31 PM bt8257
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'''William Martin "Billy" Joel''' (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, and classical composer. He is the third-best-selling solo artist in the United States, with thirty-three top forty hits and six Grammy Awards to his name. As his 1973 breakout hit "Piano Man" implies, he is a quite skilled piano player, and many of his most famous songs have strong keyboard elements.

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'''William Martin "Billy" Joel''' (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, and classical composer. He is the third-best-selling solo artist in the United States, with thirty-three top forty 33 Top 40 hits and six Grammy Awards to his name. As his 1973 breakout hit "Piano Man" implies, he is a quite skilled piano player, and many of his most famous songs have strong keyboard elements.
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