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Album cover parody of The Stranger by Billy Joel
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Quotes:

We said we'd all go down together.
Submitted by: Reeny
A typical day in the life of a heavy metal musician consists of a round of golf and an AA meeting.
- Billy Joel
Submitted by: LucidLupin
There are additional music quotes available.

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: William Joel Martin. Submitted by: Emily

Also known as: William Martin Joel. Submitted by: MOR

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Piano Man. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Known informally as: Piano Man. Submitted by: Jeff Noehren

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Roland Tallyessen - Submitted by: Billy
  • Alexa Ray - There is no 'i' in her name. Submitted by: correction
  • Alexia Ray - He named his daughter after Ray Charles, and a boat.... Submitted by: Billy Florio

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Oliver & Company""Pressure" singer did the "Dodger" character voice in one of the Disney movies back in '88. - Mickey D.

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Ballad of Billy the Kid"From his debut album, Piano Man. Obviously not about Joel himself, but Joel's fictionalized story of 19th-century outlaw Billy The Kid. - Cassandra

Former Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Billy Joel""Boxer"He was a boxer out of high school. He had won 23 out of 25 fights. That's how he broke his nose. - Kevin

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Famous Last Words"These are the last words I have to say - no "famous" - Mickey D.
"Surprises"No, it shouldn't surprise you at all, you know - Mickey D.
"Goodnight Saigon"And we would all go down together, we said we'd all go down together, yes we would all go down together - Mickey D.
"Miami 2017"Seen the lights go out on Broadway, I saw the Empire State laid low... - Mickey D.
"Weekend Song"Come on baby, take me away, we got some money to spend tonight. - Mickey D.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Big Man On Sesame Street""Big Man On Mulberry Street"Mickey D.
"Uptight Girl""Uptown Girl"Zach
"Goodnight Bhagdad""Goodnight Saigon"Paul Warren
"St. Petersburg""Leningrad"Paul Warren
"(V For) Vendetta""Vienna"The Charnstar

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Tomorrow Is Today,"Tomorrow is in the future, not today.Yvette Bristle
"Piano Man,"You can't make a man out of a piano.JC Foster
"Only The Good Die Young,"I'm sure there are many criminals who died young.Larcen Tyler
"The River Of Dreams,"A river made of dreams? Now I've seen it all!Larcen Tyler
"River of Dreams,"I've never heard of one.T-Dog of S

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll," Ian Dury"My Life," Billy Joel
"World On Fire," Sarah McLachlan"We Didn't Start The Fire," Billy Joel
"My Big Gun," Nine Inch Nails"Big Shot," Billy Joel
"Who Can It Be Now?," Men At Work"The Stranger," Billy Joel
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Jut The Way You Are" originally "Just The Way You Are"
Candy Welty
"Hat's Not Her Style" originally "That's Not Her Style"
Candy Welty
"Travelin' Payer" originally "Travelin' Prayer"
Candy Welty
"He's Got A Way" originally "She's Got A Way"
Alyssa Jayne
"A Matter Of Rust" originally "A Matter Of Trust"
Serafina

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"You're Only Humana (Second Wind)" originally "You're Only Human (Second Wind)"
Isac
"Don't Ask Meg Why" originally "Don't Ask Me Why"
Serafina
"Don't Ask Mel Why" originally "Don't Ask Me Why"
Serafina
"Don't Ask Men Why" originally "Don't Ask Me Why"
Serafina
"Don't Ask Med Why" originally "Don't Ask Me Why"
Just let it heal or relieve you.
Joanna Hawthorne

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"He Didn't Start The Fire" originally "We Didn't Start The Fire"
Yvette Bristle
"You're Only Numan (Second Wind)" originally "You're Only Human (Second Wind)"
But you're not Gary Numan. You're Billy Joel!
Isac
"You're Only Human (Second Wine)" originally "You're Only Human (Second Wind)"
Ahem, no comment!
Barbara Mansmell
"Don't Ask Me Shy" originally "Don't Ask Me Why"
Be bold when you ask me!
Joanna Hawthorne
"Don't Ask Ma Why" originally "Don't Ask Me Why"
Joanna Hawthorne

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Jan 18
a parody of "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel
An introduction for would-be Homestuck fans.
YouTube: (YouTube)
Dec 31
a parody of "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel
Written by Agrimorfee, sang by Dave, one of Agri's oldest parodies. . .
soundclick: (mp3)
Dec 7
a parody of "Piano Man" by Billy Joel
I wrote this song about Movember which raises prostate awareness.
youtube: (Flash)
Sep 6
a parody of "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel
This parody of the famous epic Billy Joel hit "We Didn't Start the Fire" kicks off my new releases for September 2010, this one is never before recorded, and is debuting here on the FUMP and yeah I know this song is commonly turned into a list parody, that's why I did not do that, 'cause to me this was more of a challenge turning a list song into a non-list parody.
soundclick: (mp3)
July 8
a parody of "She's Always A Woman" by Billy Joel
Lyrics by Jeff Reuben, vocals by Emily Miller. Nothing worse a guy can hear from a girl he likes than these words...
http://www.jeffreuben.com: (mp3)
May 6
a parody of "An Innocent Man" by Billy Joel
Love...pachyderm style!
http://www.jeffreuben.com: (mp3)
Oct 8
a parody of ""Uptown Girl"" by Billy Joel
It's a thong song. Download and enjoy!
The Fump Sideshow: (.mp3 128k)
May 26
a parody of "Always A Woman" by Billy Joel
The story of Spider-Man 2 in 3 minutes
Soundclick.com: (Mp3, Stream)
Apr 30
a parody of "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel
My first parody music video! Just a little Star Wars thing I put together. I'm not sure if this qualifies, I hope it does. Enjoy!
Youtube: (Flash)

There are additional song parody recordings available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Uptown Girl""Fremen Girl"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Uptown Girl""Wildling Girl"Claude Prez
"The Entertainer""The Old Man Winter"Michael Pacholek
"The Entertainer""The Head Complainer"Michael Pacholek
"We Didn't Start The Fire""We Didn't Start The Time War"jammyb
"Uptown Girl""Upton Girl"Jonathan
"We Didn't Start the Fire""I Set The World On Fire"The Great Destroyer
"Piano Man""Rihanna Man"Airfarcewon
"Honesty""Usury"John A. Barry
"Dancing with Myself""Can't Kill Audrey Hoving"The Great Destroyer

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
We Didn't Start The FireAny Fire DepartmentZach
Blonde Over Blue'The Smurfs' cartoon showVic George
She's Always a Woman To MeAny Feminine Care Productquetzal
We Didn't Start The FireEvening News, Analysis ShowsJack
Keeping The FaithBibles/ Christian videosKim G.
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
New York State Of MindFoxboro Stadium after Super Bowl XLIIbeatlebabe
We Didn't Start The FirePyromaniacs AnonymousParishiltonisonfire
You're My HomeHomeless ShelterTyler Koenig
She's Always A Woman To MeRoy Cropper's answering machinepickle
Only The Good Die YoungFuneral HomeRandom Person
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
This One's For The Girls
   Martina McBride
Uptown Girl
   Billy Joel
This One's For The Uptown Girls
Nancy
Albany
   Roger Whittaker
New York State Of Mind
   Billy Joel
Albany, New York, State Of Mind
Ashley Michelle McGowan
If I Die Young
   The Band Perry
Only The Good Die Young
   Billy Joel
If Only I, The Good, Die Young
Perish the thought!
Isac
One Shot At Glory
   Judas Priest
Big Shot
   Billy Joel
One Big Shot At Glory
GlamRockNinjaLord
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Faith Hillbilly Joel
Faith Hill combined with Billy Joel
Actually, if 'Faith' was dropped from the mix, you might understand it better.
Submitted By: Max
Billy Joel Royal
Billy Joe Royal combined with Billy Joel
Many people have probably misidentified the first performer this way.
Submitted By: Bob
Billie Joel Armstrong
Billie Joe Armstrong combined with Billy Joel
If the Green Day frontman joined forces with this classic rocker, this is the duo they would form!
Submitted By: ...

Misheard Lyrics:

"Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
And it's hard for me to cut my lawn
Original Lyrics:
And it's hard to keep a good man down
"We Didn't Start the Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
YouTube, Syngman Rhee, Payola and Kennedy
Original Lyrics:
U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy, Chubby Checker, 'Psycho', Belgians in the Congo
"We Didn't Start the Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Start with a homicide
Original Lyrics:
Starkweather homicide
"Keeping the Faith"
Misheard Lyrics:
Iridescent socks with the same color shirt
And an iced cappuccino
Original Lyrics:
Iridescent socks with the same color shirt
And a tight pair of chinos
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Pressure"
Misheard Lyrics:
But here you are the night
To make out with three men, oh!
Original Lyrics:
But here you are in the ninth
Two men out and three men on

Story about this misheard lyric by: Chris

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"The Longest Time"
Better Lyrics:
If you said 'goodbye' to me tonight,

I would still read music left to right.
Original Lyrics:
If you said 'goodbye' to me tonight,

There would still be music left to write.
Submitted by: Toni Minot
"The Longest Time"
Better Lyrics:
If you said 'goodbye' to me tonight,

There would still be music left and right.
Original Lyrics:
If you said 'goodbye' to me tonight,

There would still be music left to write.
Submitted by: Toni Minot
"She's Got A Way"
Better Lyrics:
She's got a weight about her
don't know how much it is
but I'm pretty sure its in the thousands
Original Lyrics:
she's got a way about her
don't know what it is
but I simply cannot live without her
Submitted by: steve
There are additional parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Where's The Orchestra?"
The Funny Lyrics:
Where's the orchestra?
Wasn't this supposed to be a musical?
Here I am in the balcony
How the hell could I have missed the overture?
Why They're Funny:
Self-explanatory.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
"Sleeping With The Television On"
The Funny Lyrics:
Tomorrow morning you'll wake up with the white noise
Why They're Funny:
White noise from the television in the morning!?!? That's too loud! That'll REALLY wake you up!
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Running On Ice"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Running on ice (8x to fade)
Why They're Repetitive:
No comments.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
"All For Leyna"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
All for Leyna (6x to fade)
Why They're Repetitive:
Synthesizer.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional repetitice lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Piano Man"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Now Paul's a real estate novelist
Why They're Nonsensical:
What in the world is a real estate novelist? Is there a market for books about the adventures of properties?
Submitted by: Stanley
"The Stranger"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Everyone goes south every now and then.
Why They're Nonsensical:
I love Billy Joel, but this line just made me stop and ask 'what?'. An Amiright moment, if you will.
Submitted by: Princess Ana
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"For The Longest Time"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I want you so bad, I think you ought to know that
I intend to hold you for the longest time.
Why They're Insincere:
Well, he certaintly didn't hold on to Christie Brinkley for the longest time.
Submitted by: Celeste
"My Life"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Said he couldnít go on the American Way.
Why They're Insincere:
Hogwash! I could go on airplanes. I love plane rides!!! Itís fun!!! 'My Life' is a theme song from the tv's 'Bosom Buddies.'
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional insincere lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"It's Still Rock And Roll To Me"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
What's the matter with the clothes I'm wearing?
Can't you tell that your ties' too wide?
Maybe I should bye some old tab collars
Welcome back to the age of jive
Why They're Misrhymed:
Although these lines do not rhyme, very few in the song do. The song is not composed in rhyme, but rather in cadence. Cadence is a balanced rhytmic flow used in poetry and oration, and has a falling inflection at the end of a line to bring a sense of closure, rather than a similar sound as found in rhyming.
Submitted by: V. O. Weatherby
"Captain Jack"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Saturday night and you're still hanging around
You're tired of living in your one horse town
You'd like to find a little hole in the ground For awhile
Why They're Misrhymed:
'around,' 'town,' and 'ground'. 'town!?!?' That don't make sense at all!
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional misrhymed lyrics available.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"The Stranger"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Don't be afraid to try again
Everyone goes south
Every now and then
You've done it, why can't someone else?
You should know by now
You've been there yourself
Why They're Insulting:
Although it's possible that he could be talking to himself, Joel appears to be lecturing someone in a patronizing manner.
Submitted by: Mark
"An Innocent Man"
The Insulting Lyrics:
You know you only hurt yourself out of spite
I guess you'd rather be a martyr tonight
That's your decision
Why They're Insulting:
If there's a chance of resurrecting this love, you're going about it the wrong way, Billy Boy. You don't insult your girlfriend and then act like you've done nothing wrong if you're trying to make up with her. Quit pretending to be so 'innocent' and assume some responsibility! The whole song is like this, but I could only quote part of it.
Submitted by: Arnequis
There are additional Insulting lyrics available.

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"The Entertainer"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
So I've learned to dance with a hand in my pants
Why They're Inappropriate:
Three words ... what the hell?!?!
Submitted by: Stephanie B.
"Tomorrow Is Today"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
And I'm afraid to go to sleep
'Cause tomorrow is today
Why They're Inappropriate:
Afraid to sleep? Irresponsible behaviour at night!
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional inappropriate lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"The Entertainer"
The Dated Lyrics:
It was a beautiful song
But it ran too long
If you're gonna have a hit
You gotta make it fit
So they cut it down to 3:05
Why They're Dated:
Few hit songs are as short as 3:05 anymore. Nowadays, many hit songs are 4 minutes or longer.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"It's Still Rock And Roll To Me"
The Dated Lyrics:
What's the matter with the clothes I'm wearing?
Don't you know that your tie's too wide?
Why They're Dated:
Written and released when New Wave was popular along with the skinny ties. We have since gone back to the wide ties.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional dated lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Goodnight Saigon"
The Lyrics:
We passed the hash pipe
And played our Doors tapes
Who They Mention:
The Doors
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
"It's Still Rock And Rock To Me"
The Lyrics:
How about a pair of pink sidewinders
And a bright orange pair of pants?
You could really be a Beau Brummell baby
If you just give it half a chance.
Who They Mention:
Beau Brummell, a 19th century dandy
Submitted by: MOR
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"we didn't start the fire"
The Lyrics:
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
Product Brand Name:
studebaker
Submitted by: israel
"Big Shot"
The Lyrics:
Well, you went uptown ridin' in your limousine With your fine Park Avenue clothes You had the Dom Perignon in your hand And the spoon up your nose
Product Brand Name:
Dom Perignon Champagne
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional product lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"You May Be Right"
The Song Lyrics:
Don't try to save me.
Song They Mention:
"Save Me" by Queen, which was recorded a year before this song became a hit. (Therefore, this counts, albeit unofficially, as a mention.)
Submitted by: Ed
"To Make You Feel My Love"
The Song Lyrics:
Go to the ends of the earth for you
To make you feel my love
Song They Mention:
"The Ends of The Earth" (from "Aladdin" soundtrack)
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Light As The Breeze"
Opening Lines:
She stands before you naked, you can see it, you can taste it, but she comes to you light as the breeze
Comments:
The final track off of 1997's "Greatest Hits Vol. III"
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Hey Girl"
Opening Lines:
Hey girl I want you to know
Comments:
Included as a new recording for his 1997's "Greatest Hits Vol. III" lp
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

"Laura"
The Boasting Lyrics:
Here I am, feeling like a fucking fool
Comments:
I don't believe it! B.J. said the 'f' word in this song!
Submitted by: Mickey D.
 

Scary Song Lyrics:

"She's Always A Woman"
The Lyrics:
Then she'll carelessly cut you
And laugh while you're bleedin'.
Why:
Geez! Her carelessness is scary enough, but her laughter, while the victim of her cut is bleeding, is worse! If I were Billy, I'd avoid that careless one with a scary sense of humor, and look for someone else to be always a woman to me!
Submitted by: Eileen McKenzie
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Pi An Oman" originally "Piano Man"
Submitted by: Rick O'Shea
"Robert A." originally "Roberta"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"Every Body Loves You Now" originally "Everybody Loves You Now"
Submitted by: Sutch
"Travel In Prayer" originally "Travelin' Prayer"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Tell Hera 'Bout It" originally "Tell Her About It"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Space Change available.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Pressure"
The Lyrics:
But you will come to a place
Where the only thing you feel are loaded guns in your face
Why:
"Thing" is singular; "are" is plural
Submitted by: RJSchex
"Only the Good Die Young"
The Lyrics:
..."that never hurt no one"
Why:
Yeah, but this line makes me grammatically nauseous.
Submitted by: Jim S.

Band Name Anagrams:

I Lob Jelly Submitted by: Josh
Boil Jelly Submitted by: Skippy
Jolly Bile Submitted by: Raphael
A new humor?

Song Title Anagrams:

"He Lost Gent Time" originally "The Longest Time"
Submitted by: Dorothy Jansen
"The Diver's Forearm" originally "The River Of Dreams"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Removed The Friars" originally "The River Of Dreams"
Submitted by: Alexis
"The Avid Reformers" originally "The River Of Dreams"
Submitted by: Alexis
"The Varied Reforms" originally "The River Of Dreams"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Allentown"
The Lyrics:
Out in Bethlehem they're killing time
Why:
Bethlehem, a city in Pennsylvania. (The title refers to another city in Pennsylvania, namely Allentown, which is just 9 miles from Bethlehem.)
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Why Should I Worry?"
The Lyrics:
One minute, I'm in Central Park
And then I'm down on Delancey Street
I ride the Bowery to St. Mark's
Why:
Central Park, Delancey Street, Bowery Avenue, and St. Mark's Place - All streets or locales on Manhattan Island in New York City
Submitted by: Raphael
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Captain Jack"
A rare find on a radio station, probably due to numerous drug references (i.e., "stare at the junkies" and "you smoke your pot"). The word "masturbate" also appears in it.
Submitted by: Bob

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Goodnight Saigon" Length: 7:21
A song about the Vietnam War, begins with crickets and helicopter sounds
Submitted by: Ra'akone
"Light As The Breeze" Length: 6:13
Available on Greatest Hits Vol. III, The Complete Greatest Hits [Box Set], and My Lives [Box Set]
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Until The Night" Length: 6:35
When the sun goes down and the day is over. When the last of the light has gone.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Zanzibar" Length: 6:48
The unfaded version was taken off from "My Lives." I threw an unfaded version onto "52nd Street" album, and got rid of the faded version.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"New York State Of Mind" Length: 6:05
At the very end of this song, I really like the delightful, charming melody ending.
Submitted by: Mickey D.

There are additional Super Long Pop Songs available.

Song Title Acrostics:

THAI: "Tell Her About It"
Tell her about Thailand.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
MO (AS): "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)"
Two acrostics in one title.
Submitted by: Rocky
AIM: "An Innocent Man"
Submitted by: MOR
ROD: "River Of Dreams"
Submitted by: Veronica Krumpfelhagen

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Fee Didn't Start The Wire" originally "We Didn't Start The Fire"
Submitted by: Angela Sleepyhorse
"Fee Didn't Start The Wire" originally "We Didn't Start The Fire"
Submitted by: Angela Sleepyhorse
"It's Real Stock And Roll To Me" originally "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me"
Submitted by: Norman Cornelius
"Its Real Rock And StoleTo Me" originally "Its Still Rock And Roll To Me"
Submitted by: Norman Cornelius

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"C'Etait Toi(You Were The One)"
The Lyrics:
Me revoici
Dans ce bar enfume
Avec mes yeux iures
Je me parle a moi meme
C'etait toi... C'etait toi
Why:
The entire song is sung first in English, then in French. I have included the first verse as partial example.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee
"Don't Ask Me Why"
The Lyrics:
Now you "parle vous francais".
Why:
The part in quotation marks means "do you speak French?"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"We Didn't Start The Fire"
The Lyrics:
JFK, blown away
What else do I have to say?
Why:
A reference to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. :(
Submitted by: nally
"Scenes From An Italian Restaurant"
The Lyrics:
They got a divorce as a matter of course.
Why:
This is from the section about Brenda and Eddie. (Or Brender and Eddie as Billy says it.) It's always sad when a seemingly happy relationship ends.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"River Of Dreams"
The Lyrics:
Baptized by the fire, I wade into the river.
Why:
Baptized by the wire, I fade into the river.
Submitted by: Reese Witherspoonerism
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Libby Joel originally "Billy Joel"
A sex-changing spoonerism!
Submitted by: Consuela Sanchez
Joely Bill originally "Billy Joel"
A sex change with a spoonerism.
Submitted by: MOR
Jilly Bowl originally "Billy Joel"
Submitted by: Ingrid McCannless

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"We Didn't Start The Fire"
After years of genius rock songs comes something completely out of left field. Basically, he mentions major historical and pop culture moments that occurred during his life. For example: Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnny Ray.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Hidden Tracks:

"The Stranger (Reprise)"
After the last track on the album "The Stanger" which is 'Everybody has a dream', you will hear 'The Stranger', but this time strings are added.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Hidden Messages:

"Don't Ask Me Why"
At the end of the penultimate verse, Billy seems to be singing "Don't axe me why" instead of the song's title, as he usually does. I do not know if the mispronunciation is deliberate and, if so, what it would be a reference to.
Submitted by: Raphael

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Having his hit song used as TV Show Theme Song"
Billy Joel's song My Life was used as the theme song for the Tom Hanks sit-com Bossom Buddies.
Submitted by: Celeste

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"State of Grace"
Phil Joanou's 1990 film with Sean Penn
Submitted by: Sutch
"My Life"
Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman star in this film
Submitted by: Paul Warren
"An Innocent Man"
1989 drama with Tom Selleck
Submitted by: MOR
"Keeping The Faith"
2000 comedy with Ben Stiller and Edward Norton.
Submitted by: Rocky

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Easy Money"
The Lyrics:
If you've got a little risky business
Just point me where you want to go
Why:
"Risky Business" is the name of the 1983 movie with Tom Cruise in it.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics available.

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"My Life"
The Lyrics:
I don't care what you say anymore
this is my life
Go ahead with your own life leave me alone.
Why:
Think of how embarrassing this ring tone would be if you were going through a divorce mediation and your phone went off in your lawyer's office?
Submitted by: Celeste

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