Sherman901
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Well, I've never really noticed Billy Joel that much. My dad likes him alot but I've never really cared to listen to him. Then I heard some songs off of The Essential Billy Joel and I just now realized he is an excellent songwriter. Goodnight Saigon is one of the best songs I've ever heard. Discuss.

On a completely off-topic and seperate discussion - the new Tom Petty CD is really good.
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Goddamn i though you meant the chick from green day at first, i almost took a heart atack seeing it in the classic rock forum.

My mom loves Billy Joel, she always has him cranked lol. I like a few of his songs.

You have some great concerts lined up too, can i come?
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I've loved these days=Best BJ song ever, it's perfect.
But, he is damn amazing.
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Goddamn i though you meant the chick from green day at first, i almost took a heart atack seeing it in the classic rock forum.

My mom loves Billy Joel, she always has him cranked lol. I like a few of his songs.

You have some great concerts lined up too, can i come?

woow your right id love to see every one of them apart from clapton not because i don't like him juts that i've saw him before
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"Piano Man" is a pure classic, few songs can rival it.
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Billy Joel is one of the greatest musicians and songwriters of our time. I own every album.
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Why did it take me so long to recognize this? I don't get it. He isn't quite as good as my favorite artist, Bob Dylan, but he is really ****ing close. He's so amazing. Goodnight Saigon has me close to tears.
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He's got some great tunes(i.e. Piano Man, We Didn't Start the Fire) and he has some stinkers(i.e. Uptown Girl). Overall, definately a great musician.
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#11
I used to write him off as a cheesy pop musician until I actually heard him - he's a great pop musician. Dont Ask Me Why, Piano Man, New York State Of Mind, Goodnight Saigon, Just The Way You Are, Honesty - all of these are fantastic songs.
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I used to write him off as a cheesy pop musician until I actually heard him - he's a great pop musician. Dont Ask Me Why, Piano Man, New York State Of Mind, Goodnight Saigon, Just The Way You Are, Honesty - all of these are fantastic songs.


Yeah, I used to think he was just some pop singer, but he's alot more than that. Currently I'm listening to It's Still Rock And Roll To Me. Awesome song.
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"Piano Man" is a pure classic, few songs can rival it.


Well said.
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Quote by danocaster
I used to write him off as a cheesy pop musician until I actually heard him - he's a great pop musician. Dont Ask Me Why, Piano Man, New York State Of Mind, Goodnight Saigon, Just The Way You Are, Honesty - all of these are fantastic songs.


Yeah, I used to dismiss pop music, but damn I love Billy Joel now. I saw that musical/play thing Moving Out that features his music and I thought the band did a great job.
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I can't believe none of ya'lls has mentioned "Only The Good Die Young" yet... that song flows so well...
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