History Music / BillyJoel

23rd Nov '16 1:03:01 AM NWolfman
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* AwardBaitSong: "The Ballad Of Billy The Kid" is made to sound like one of these. Joel had always wanted to write a movie theme song, but never got the offer.
7th Nov '16 7:59:27 PM BohemianBob43
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* ACapella: "The Longest Time"

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* ACapella: ACappella: "The Longest Time"Time".
7th Nov '16 7:58:55 PM BohemianBob43
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* ACapella: "The Longest Time"
18th Oct '16 3:47:44 PM nombretomado
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References to his songs come up in pop culture quite a bit: among them a second season episode of ''Series/AmericanIdol'' had the contestants singing songs from his catalog, he's been the musical guest on four episodes of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', an entire episode of ''FreaksAndGeeks'' was dedicated to his music (and surprisingly, kept all of it for the DVD), and a classic ''Series/SesameStreet'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHC3M7KL2ns skit]] has him serenading Oscar the Grouch along with Marlee Matlin.

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References to his songs come up in pop culture quite a bit: among them a second season episode of ''Series/AmericanIdol'' had the contestants singing songs from his catalog, he's been the musical guest on four episodes of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', an entire episode of ''FreaksAndGeeks'' ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' was dedicated to his music (and surprisingly, kept all of it for the DVD), and a classic ''Series/SesameStreet'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHC3M7KL2ns skit]] has him serenading Oscar the Grouch along with Marlee Matlin.
6th Oct '16 1:16:30 PM makethisnow
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** "Antony's Song", not "Movin' Out".

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** "Antony's "Anthony's Song", not "Movin' Out".


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* SadClown: During a live performance in 2008 of "She's Always A Woman", a man in the audience proposed to his girlfriend. Billy noticed this and congratulated the couple, before jokingly adding [[SelfDeprecation "Get a prenup!"]]. At the time, Billy's own marriage was starting to fall apart and he realised that, in a stadium full of people, he was the only one not laughing at the joke.
17th Sep '16 6:31:35 PM AnotherGuy
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: More like past the censors. Somehow rear male nudity got past the MTV censors for "Allentown".
16th Sep '16 10:51:50 PM Lullaby22
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* ReallyGetsAround: "The Entertainer" mentions this:
-->''I am the entertainer, I've been all around the world.
-->''I've played all kinds of palaces and laid all kinds of girls.
26th Aug '16 5:19:31 PM BackgroundGuy
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* UglyGuyHotWife: A mild example, but when during his marriage with Christie Brinkley, he was somewhat self conscious about being married to a beautiful supermodel and wondered why she would be interested in someone like him.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: A mild example, but when during his marriage with Christie Brinkley, he was somewhat self conscious about being married to a beautiful supermodel and wondered why she would be interested in someone like him.


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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: "The Stranger"
26th Aug '16 2:58:06 PM FordPrefect
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Nearly all of his songs are on the cynicism side ("Pressure" being the most cynical), which makes his idealistic songs, such as "New York State of Mind" and "Scenes From an Italian Restaruant", stand out.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Nearly all of his songs are on the cynicism side ("Pressure" being the most cynical), which makes his idealistic songs, such as "New York State of Mind" and "Scenes From an Italian Restaruant", Restaurant", stand out.
26th Aug '16 2:55:09 PM FordPrefect
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His discography has a wide range of styles include 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 include 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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