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Album cover parody of The Stranger by Billy Joel
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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
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Q. How did Billy Joel's most recent stint as a Piano Man get disrupted? A. The jar (the one he sings about folks "putting bread into" actually has a label of "TIPS" on it. That night it was discovered by someone who has dyslexia.
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss

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.

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:

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
"Summer, Highland Falls"Written in Highland Falls NY, it's a song about manic depression and never mentions summer or Highland Falls. Most often called "Sadness or Euphoria" for the repeated use of the phrase throughout the song. Possibly the best first two verses of Joels song writing career(if not the entire song), it has become a staple of his recent Tour. - Doug N.
"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.
"Weekend Song"Come on baby, take me away, we got some money to spend tonight. - Mickey D.
"Travelin' Prayer"Hey lord take a look out for her tonight, that's where my baby's gonna be... - Mickey D.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Keeping The Wraith""Keeping The Faith"Sonya Raynos
"Up Skirt Girl""Uptown Girl"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"She's Always a-strummin' (To Me)""She's Always A Woman (To Me)"Regina Haniger
"She's Always a-hummin' (To Me)""She's Always A Woman (To Me)"Regina Haniger
"She's Always A Woman Too Mean""She's Always A Woman (To Me)"Regina Haniger

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Leave A Tender Moment Alone,"A moment cannot feel tenderness.Odie Garfield
"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

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"City," Sara Bareilles"Allentown," Billy Joel
"Rock Is Dead," Marilyn Manson"It's Still Rock and Roll To Me," Billy Joel
"Where's The Party?," Madonna"Allentown," Billy Joel
"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie"Sometimes A Fantasy," Billy Joel
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Downeaster Alex" originally "Downeaster Alexa"
"Upton Girl" originally "Uptown Girl"
As in Kate Upton, perhaps?
Carlito Syrichta
"Piano Ma" originally "Piano Man"
Naomi Swanson
"Allenton" originally "Allentown"
Now a town in Michigan, Wisconsin, England, or NZ
Daisy Pappus
"Jut The Way You Are" originally "Just The Way You Are"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Baby Grande" originally "Baby Grand"
Might or might not be a change in pronunciation
"Piano Manx" originally "Piano Man"
A tailless cat playing the piano? How bizarre!
"Pisano Man" originally "Piano Man"
Pisano is an Italian surname
"You're Only Humana (Second Wind)" originally "You're Only Human (Second Wind)"
"Don't Ask Meg Why" originally "Don't Ask Me Why"

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Rivet Of Dreams" originally "River Of Dreams"
"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!
"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

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


May 1
a parody of "Honesty" by Billy Joel
Social distancing is hard, but we're going to #StayHome, sing songs, and look for the humor in being under quarantine. Enjoy this parody of Billy Joel's soulful tune, "Honesty."
YouTube: (YouTube video)
Jan 7
a parody of "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel
Celebrating 30 years since Billy Joel's 1989 hit We Didn't Start The Fire, here are some updated 1989-2019 references.
YouTube: (YouTube)
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)
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... (mp3)
May 6
a parody of "An Innocent Man" by Billy Joel
Love...pachyderm style! (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 (Mp3, Stream)

There are additional song parody recordings available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Uptown Girl""RFK"EWOP
"Piano Man""(Cut off the end of) Piano Man"Kim McCarthy
"Honesty""Odyssey (Odysseus' Song)"Forteen and Baeutifuller
"We Didn't Start the Fire""I Didn't Start the Fire (AVGN Edition)"TonyYorkieSilky1991
"Piano Man""Parody Ann"Annie Gardener
"We Didn't Start the Fire""I Never Got My License"Glenn Walker
"Uptown Girl""Fine Steak House"The Parody Author
"Big Shot""Mug Shot"eel deal
"Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway)""Miami 2023 (Seen the Lights Go Out On Donald)"Michael Pacholek
"She's Always a Woman""She's Always a Woman"Glynn Leaney

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)U-HaulKerry
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
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
ViennaItalian Tourism HotlineLiz
Only The Good Die YoungRehab center for young drug addictsKerry
Only The Good Die YoungRehab center for young drug addictsKerry
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)Hackensack NJ Chamber of CommerceKerry
It's Still Rock and Roll To MeTop 40 CHR radio station request lineKerry
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
   Shawn Mendes
   Billy Joel
Air Pressure
From your tires
Odie Garfield
   Kanye West
   Billy Joel
Water Pressure
Reggie Pillbox
   James Blunt
   Billy Joel
High Pressure
   Billy Joel
Low Pressure
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Billy Joel Idol
Billy Idol combined with Billy Joel
Submitted By: Chowder
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: ...

There are additional Billy Joel Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Only The Good Die Young"
Misheard Lyrics:
You got the liquors? Darn much too late.
Original Lyrics:
You Catholic girls start much too late.
"It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
But it's still what belongs to me
Original Lyrics:
But it's still rock and roll to me
"We Didn't Start the Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sputnik, Joe and I, British on the River Kwai
Original Lyrics:
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, 'Bridge on the River Kwai'
"We Didn't Start the Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Little Rock, Pastrnak
Original Lyrics:
Little Rock, Pasternak
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"We Didn't Start the Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Little Rock, Pastrnak
Original Lyrics:
Little Rock, Pasternak

Story about this misheard lyric by: Tommy

I thought Billy Joel was singing about the Boston Bruins player David Pastrnak rather than the Russian writer Boris Pasternak.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

Better Lyrics:
Full immunity for presidents is absurd
Expecting that shows Lump's a loon
Full immunity for presidents is so absurd
Expecting that shows that Clump's a kook
Original Lyrics:
Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you
Submitted by: eeL deaL
"My Life"
Better Lyrics:
I don't care what you say anymore this is my wife

Give some head to your own wife leave mine alone
Original Lyrics:
I don't care what you say anymore this is my life

Go ahead with your own life leave me alone
Submitted by: Ed Ehren
"Uptown Girl"
Better Lyrics:
Upchuck girl
What a thrill until she spills her swill
Don't know why, but I'm not a drinking guy
Well, she's out cold as I undo my fly!!!
Original Lyrics:
Uptown girl
She's been living in her uptown world
I bet she's never had a backstreet guy
I bet her momma never told her why
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
There are additional parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Piano Man"
The Funny Lyrics:
He says, "Son can you play me a memory?
I'm not really sure how it goes.
But it's sad and it's sweet
And I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes."
Why They're Funny:
Some might recognize the REACHING metonymy here, but to others --- Guess the younger man took back his clothes!
Submitted by: Kayla McSwain
"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:
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:
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional repetitice lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Piano Man "
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday.
Why They're Nonsensical:
What does he mean, "a pretty good crowd for a Saturday"? Show me a bar whose Saturday crowds are generally worse than on other days of the week.
Submitted by: Brian D. Smith
"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
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:

"Movin' Out"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Anthony works in the grocery store
Saving his pennies for some day
Mama Leone left a note on the door
She said, "Sonny, move out to the country
Why They're Misrhymed:
"Some day" and "country"? I can't see or hear any rhyme there whatsoever.
Submitted by: RJSchex
"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
There are additional misrhymed lyrics available.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Big Shot"
The Insulting Lyrics:
And when you wake up in the morning
With your head on fire
And your eyes too bloody to see
Go on and cry in your coffee
But don't come bitchin' to me
Why They're Insulting:
Well, I know that if I were hung over and unable to remember what I said the night before, I'd be insulted if my boyfriend told me not to come bitchin' to him.
Submitted by: Erin
"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
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.

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Piano Man"
The Dirty Lyrics:
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin
Why They're Dirty:
The old man is having sex with a drink.
Submitted by: Moose Hole
"Uptown Girl"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I'm gonna try for an uptown girl She's been living in her white bread world As long as anyone with hot blood can And now she's looking for a downtown man
Why They're Dirty:
An uptown girl is looking for a downtown man.
Submitted by: Alyssa

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Elvis Presley Boulevard"
The Lyrics:
Once long ago, all the faithful held a show.
Down in Elvis Presley Boulevard, on Memphis radio.
Who They Mention:
Superstar singer Elvis Presley, nicknamed "The King Of Rock And Roll".
Submitted by: Edward
"Goodnight Saigon"
The Lyrics:
We passed the hash pipe
And played our Doors tapes
Who They Mention:
The Doors
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"New York State of Mind"
The Lyrics:
But now I need a little give and take
The New York Times, the Daily News
Product Brand Name:
The New York Times, New York Daily News
Submitted by: Cody Finke
"New York State of Mind"
The Lyrics:
But I'm taking a Greyhound
On the Hudson River Line
Product Brand Name:
Greyhound Lines
Submitted by: Cody Finke
There are additional product lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"The Downeaster Alexa"
The Song Lyrics:
I know there's fish out there and where God only knows
Song They Mention:
"God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys
Submitted by: Mickey Dee
"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
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
The final track off of 1997's "Greatest Hits Vol. III"
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)"
Opening Lines:
Goodnight my angel, time to close your eyes, and save these questions for another day
The seventh track off of 1993's "River of Dreams".
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

The Boasting Lyrics:
Here I am, feeling like a fucking fool
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'.
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:

The Lyrics:
Every child had a pretty good shot
To get at least as far as their old man got
"Child" is singular; it should not be referred to to by the plural pronoun "their"
Submitted by: RJSchex
"Piano Man"
The Lyrics:
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes...
Although the grammatically correct ways - depending on the usage he meant - are either "...I knew it completely", or "...I knew it was complete", each way posed a problem when sung: the former wouldn't rhyme with "...sad and it's sweet"; while the latter wouldn't rhythmically fit in the meter. So Billy had to CRAM (or "force-rhyme") it by doing it as we hear - which although it makes the song catchy, it's still just grammatically wrong.
Submitted by: Chowder
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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:

"Ian On Pam" originally "Piano Man"
Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
"A Moan Pin" originally "Piano Man"
Submitted by: Cotton Lorraine
"No, Men, Nina Can't" originally "An Innocent Man"
What can't Nina do?
Submitted by: Newt Gingpoor
"You're A Big Myth" originally "You May Be Right"
But how can someone *be* a myth?
Submitted by: Joe
"You Rehab My Git" originally "You May Be Right"
Submitted by: Daisy Pappus

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"It's Still Rock And Roll To Me"
The Lyrics:
"Are you gonna cruise the Miracle Mile?"
The Miracle Mile is a neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Submitted by: Tarzan
"Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Down On Broadway)"
The Lyrics:
Seen the lights go out on Broadway
I saw the Empire State laid low
And life went on beyond the Palisades
They all bought Cadillacs
And left there long ago
They held a concert out in Brooklyn
To watch the island bridges blow
They turned our power down
And drove us underground
But we went right on with the show
I've seen the lights go out on Broadway
I saw the ruins at my feet
You know we almost didn't notice it
We'd seen it all the time on Forty-second Street
They burned the chuches up in Harlem
Like in the Spanish civil war
The flames were ev'rywhere
But no one really cared
It always burned up there before
I've seen the lights go out on Broadway
I've watched the mighty skyline fall
The boats were waiting at the battery
The union went on strike
They never sailed at all
They sent a carrier out from Norfolk
And picked the Yankees up for free
They said that Queens could stay
They blew the Bronx away
And sank Manhattan out at sea
You know those lights were bright on Broadway
That was so many years ago
Before we all lived here in Florida
Before the Mafia took over Mexico
There are not many who remember
They say a handful still survive
To tell the world about
The way the lights went out
And keep the memory alive
Great song - the closing track from the Turnstiles album that name checks most of New York City. The boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Manhattan are included. The fifth borough (Staten Island) isn't specifically named, but the reference to 'island bridges' in the first verse probably refers to that. there's also Harlem, Broadway and 42nd Street. Battery refers to Battery Park. In the first verse, Empire State could refer to the skyscraper on 5th Avenue or the nickname of New York state. Moving away from NYC, Norfolk is the naval base in Virginia, Palisades is a small settlement in New York state just across the Hudson from NYC. Miami (from the title doesn't get a mention) but Florida does and finally Mexico.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
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Songs That Are Banned:

"Only the Good Die Young"
Banned for being "anti-Catholic"
Submitted by: Evan
"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:

"Man, Innocent Ann" originally "An Innocent Man"
Submitted by: Linda Radnil
"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
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".
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?
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.
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.
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:

The Lyrics:
Now here you are with your faith
And your Peter Pan advice
Technically the 1953 film Peter Pan.
Submitted by: Cody Finke
There are additional TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics available.

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"An Innocent Man"
The Lyrics:
But I'm not willing to lay down and die
Because I am an innocent man
If your phone went off with this ringtone while you're on trial for any criminal charge, it would be a very awkward courtroom moment to say the least!
Submitted by: Kerry
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