History YMMV / BillyJoel

15th Aug '16 11:50:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* PainfulRhyme: "Uptown Girl" features the world/girl combination.

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* PainfulRhyme: RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** "Piano Man" is very biographic. He was supporting himself by playing in a piano bar while waiting out a bad record deal and thought no one would believe his story, so he wrote a song about it. Everyone in the song is based on a real person.
** ''An Innocent Man'', an upbeat and nostalgic album reflected Billy's bachelorhood and newfound romances with Christie Brinkley and Creator/ElleMacPherson. ''River Of Dreams'' reflected Billy and Christie's marital woes and eventual divorce, along with Billy's legal issues (his ex-brother-in-law, who managed Billy's finances, was found to have cheated him for millions of dollars).
* PainfulRhyme:
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"Uptown Girl" features the world/girl combination.
28th Jul '16 6:18:54 PM epicparadox
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** The song "James" also has a touch of it.
-->James,\\
Do you like your life?\\
Can you find release?
2nd Jul '16 5:09:42 AM gewunomox
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** "To Make You Feel My Love" wasn't even a Joel original- it was written and first performed by BobDylan... meaning that Joel was on both ends of this trope with the same song.

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** "To Make You Feel My Love" wasn't even a Joel original- it was written and first performed by BobDylan...Music/BobDylan... meaning that Joel was on both ends of this trope with the same song.
30th Jun '16 9:53:53 PM NWolfman
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: "Big Shot" sings about attending hot spots like Elaine's (it closed in 2011) and wearing Halston original dresses (Haltson died in 1990).

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: UnintentionalPeriodPiece
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"Big Shot" sings about attending hot spots like Elaine's (it closed in 2011) and wearing Halston original dresses (Haltson died in 1990). 1990).
** "Sleeping With The Television On" makes reference to the time when TV broadcasts ended and began at certain hours, as opposed to now, when most broadcasts run 24/7, making the line about waking up to the white noise irrelevant.
19th Apr '16 1:43:15 PM Nozdordomu
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* NightmareFuel: The video for "Pressure".

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* NightmareFuel: The video for "Pressure"."Pressure." The cover of the ''Piano Man'' album is a bit freaky as well.
27th Jan '16 11:36:09 PM mlsmithca
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** His performance of it at the Concert For New York City, held less than a month after 9/11, actually turned it into a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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** His performance of it at the Concert For New York City, held less than a month after 9/11, actually turned it into a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.



* MagnumOpus: His 1977 album ''The Stranger''.
21st Jan '16 11:41:43 AM Premonition45
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** More recently he sang it again at an NBC benefit concert telethon for victims of Hurricane Sandy. He even changed one line of lyrics to reference the serious damage sustained by Staten Island in the storm.
** We didn't start the fire includes the lyrics, "terror on the airline"

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** More recently he He sang it again at an NBC benefit concert telethon for victims of Hurricane Sandy.Sandy in 2012. He even changed one line of lyrics to reference the serious damage sustained by Staten Island in the storm.
** We didn't start the fire "We Didn't Start The Fire" includes the lyrics, "terror on the airline"
12th Dec '15 11:08:19 AM Riana1
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** We didn't start the fire includes the lyrics, "terror on the airline"
29th Jul '15 4:37:13 AM astrakhan
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** Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since it's on an album that's a pastiche of 50s and 60s music styles, when that word combination ran rampant.
29th Jun '15 5:45:23 PM N1KF
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** There are tons of YouTube videos of pianists doing their rendition of the "Prelude" to "Angry Young Man".
* NarmCharm[=/=]SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The video for "You're Only Human (Second Wind)" is corny beyond all belief, but doesn't detract from the song's message.

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** There are tons of YouTube Website/YouTube videos of pianists doing their rendition of the "Prelude" to "Angry Young Man".
* NarmCharm[=/=]SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: NarmCharm / SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The video for "You're Only Human (Second Wind)" is corny beyond all belief, but doesn't detract from the song's message.
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