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NY Mag's Ranking of Every Billy Joel Song

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Webster, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

  2. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Tough to argue with the top three. Amazing how many of those songs I don't recognize.
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    'Closer to the Borderline'
    'Sleeping with the Television On'
    'All for Leyna'

    Some of my favorites.

    Glad to see 'We didn't start the fire' at the bottom. What an absolutely terrible song.
  4. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Soon as I saw it, I was surprised it wasn't dead last. Horrible.
  5. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't really call myself a Billy Joel fan, but I love every song on "52nd Street, " which I owned on 8-track (so I'm old). Well, I don't love "My Life," but it gets points for being the "Bosom Buddies" theme song. (Jeez, I really am old.) Put me in the camp that would rank "Zanzibar" higher. "Rosalinda's Eyes," too. I love how "Freaks and Geeks" used it in the episode "Carded and Discarded."
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I wanted to be a frontman with this much swagger.

  7. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I don't know why, but I never get tired of You May Be Right.
  8. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    You May Be Crazy

    Actually, always enjoy that one too.
  9. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Dyno, couldn't agree more on 52nd St. The stretch of songs from Zanzibar through Until the Night is his best ever.

    As to the list overall, I don't have New York State of Mind nearly as high of the author, but the top 2 tracks are certainly among the best.
  10. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    I have only been to NY once, but I like NY State of Mind for the time and place it transports you to. Really enjoy that song.
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    This is as good as it gets, the 3-scene rocK operetta.

  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Why wasn't there a movie called "Brenda and Eddie" or "Parkway Diner"?
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