History YMMV / BillyJoel

10th May '17 5:21:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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).
** "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.

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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).
** "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.
16th Mar '17 7:59:50 PM Schroeder1174
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** ''Turnstiles'' was written and recorded at a time when Billy and his first wife relocated to [[BigApplesauce New York City]] after leaving California, and songs like "New York State Of Mind", "Say Goodbye To Hollywood" and "Summer, Highland Falls" (as well as the album cover, shot in an abandoned NYC subway station) reflect the move. "Summer, Highland Falls" also reflects the depression both were facing at the time.
16th Mar '17 7:52:06 PM Schroeder1174
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** "Pressure", "Allentown", "Uptown Girl", "Tell Her About It", "My Life", "Big Shot", "Piano Man", "The Entertainer", "Just The Way You Are", "Movin Out (Alexander's Song)", "Sometimes a Fantasy", "You May Be Right", "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me"---he is a king of ear worm-writers.

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** "Pressure", "Allentown", "Uptown Girl", "Tell Her About It", "My Life", "Big Shot", "Piano Man", "The Entertainer", "Just The Way You Are", "Movin "Movin' Out (Alexander's (Anthony's Song)", "Sometimes a Fantasy", "You May Be Right", "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me"---he is a king of ear worm-writers.
8th Jan '17 8:54:52 AM TacitTermite
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** "Pressure", "Allentown", "Uptown Girl", "Tell Her About It", "My Life", "Big Shot", "Piano Man", "Just The Way You Are", "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me"---he is a king of ear worm-writers.

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** "Pressure", "Allentown", "Uptown Girl", "Tell Her About It", "My Life", "Big Shot", "Piano Man", "The Entertainer", "Just The Way You Are", "Movin Out (Alexander's Song)", "Sometimes a Fantasy", "You May Be Right", "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me"---he is a king of ear worm-writers.
13th Dec '16 6:17:52 PM YasminPerry
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* Not really a ''rhyme'', but ''Just The Way You Are'' has him very, ''very'' painfully pronouncing the word unspoken as un-SPOOK-en. It wasn't even an end-of-lyric rhyme, so why he pronounced it that way is a mystery.

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* ** Not really a ''rhyme'', but ''Just The Way You Are'' has him very, ''very'' painfully pronouncing the word unspoken as un-SPOOK-en. It wasn't even an end-of-lyric rhyme, so why he pronounced it that way is a mystery.
13th Dec '16 6:17:10 PM YasminPerry
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* Not really a ''rhyme'', but ''Just The Way You Are'' has him very, ''very'' painfully pronouncing the word unspoken as un-SPOOK-en. It wasn't even an end-of-lyric rhyme, so why he pronounced it that way is a mystery.
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).
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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.
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