Billy Joel

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William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist.wikipedia
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Piano Man (song)

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Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man" after his first major hit and signature song of the same name, he has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s, having released twelve studio albums from 1971 to 1993 as well as one studio album in 2001.
"Piano Man" is a song written and performed by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel.

Captain Jack (Billy Joel song)

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In 1972, Joel caught the attention of Columbia Records after a live radio performance of the song "Captain Jack" became popular in Philadelphia, prompting him to sign a new record deal with the company and release his second album, Piano Man, in 1973.
"Captain Jack" is a song by Billy Joel featured on his 1973 album Piano Man with a live version on his 1981 album Songs in the Attic.

The Stranger (album)

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After releasing the albums Streetlife Serenade and Turnstiles in 1974 and 1976 respectively, Joel released his critical and commercial breakthrough album, The Stranger, in 1977.
The Stranger is the fifth studio album by American singer Billy Joel, released in September 1977 by Columbia Records.

Piano Man (Billy Joel album)

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In 1972, Joel caught the attention of Columbia Records after a live radio performance of the song "Captain Jack" became popular in Philadelphia, prompting him to sign a new record deal with the company and release his second album, Piano Man, in 1973.
Piano Man is the second studio album by American recording artist Billy Joel, released on November 9, 1973 by Columbia Records.

Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel song)

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This album became Columbia's best-selling release, selling over 10 million copies and spawning several hit singles, including "Just the Way You Are", "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)", "Only the Good Die Young", and "She's Always a Woman"; another song on this album, "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant", is Joel's favorite of his own songs and has become a staple of his live shows.
"Just the Way You Are" is a song by Billy Joel from his fifth studio album The Stranger (1977).

Attila (rock band)

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After dropping out of high school to pursue a musical career, Joel took part in two short-lived bands, The Hassles and Attila, before signing a record deal with Family Productions and kicking off a solo career in 1971 with his first release, Cold Spring Harbor.
Attila was an American rock band, most notable for having featured a young Billy Joel as a member.

Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)

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This album became Columbia's best-selling release, selling over 10 million copies and spawning several hit singles, including "Just the Way You Are", "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)", "Only the Good Die Young", and "She's Always a Woman"; another song on this album, "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant", is Joel's favorite of his own songs and has become a staple of his live shows.
"Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" is a song written and recorded by Billy Joel.

Streetlife Serenade

After releasing the albums Streetlife Serenade and Turnstiles in 1974 and 1976 respectively, Joel released his critical and commercial breakthrough album, The Stranger, in 1977.
Streetlife Serenade is the third studio album by American recording artist Billy Joel, released on October 11, 1974, by Columbia Records.

Greatest Hits (Billy Joel albums)

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His 1985 compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2, is one of the best-selling albums in the U.S.
Billy Joel's Greatest Hits is a collection released in two sets, 12 years apart.

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

This album became Columbia's best-selling release, selling over 10 million copies and spawning several hit singles, including "Just the Way You Are", "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)", "Only the Good Die Young", and "She's Always a Woman"; another song on this album, "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant", is Joel's favorite of his own songs and has become a staple of his live shows.
"Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" is a song from Billy Joel's 1977 album The Stranger.

The Hassles

After dropping out of high school to pursue a musical career, Joel took part in two short-lived bands, The Hassles and Attila, before signing a record deal with Family Productions and kicking off a solo career in 1971 with his first release, Cold Spring Harbor.
The Hassles were a rock group in the 1960s, most notable for recording the first releases to feature Billy Joel.

52nd Street (album)

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Joel's next album, 52nd Street, was released in 1978 and became his first album to peak at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
52nd Street is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on Oct 12, 1978.

It's Still Rock and Roll to Me

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Joel released his seventh studio album, Glass Houses, in 1980 in an attempt to further establish himself as a rock and roll artist; this release featured "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" (Joel's first single to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart), "You May Be Right", "Don't Ask Me Why", and "Sometimes a Fantasy".
"It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" is a 1980 song performed by Billy Joel, from the hit album Glass Houses.

Only the Good Die Young

This album became Columbia's best-selling release, selling over 10 million copies and spawning several hit singles, including "Just the Way You Are", "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)", "Only the Good Die Young", and "She's Always a Woman"; another song on this album, "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant", is Joel's favorite of his own songs and has become a staple of his live shows.
"Only the Good Die Young" is a song from Billy Joel's 1977 rock album The Stranger.

You May Be Right (song)

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Joel released his seventh studio album, Glass Houses, in 1980 in an attempt to further establish himself as a rock and roll artist; this release featured "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" (Joel's first single to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart), "You May Be Right", "Don't Ask Me Why", and "Sometimes a Fantasy".
"You May Be Right" is a single written and performed by rock singer Billy Joel from his 1980 album Glass Houses.

Glass Houses (album)

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Joel released his seventh studio album, Glass Houses, in 1980 in an attempt to further establish himself as a rock and roll artist; this release featured "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" (Joel's first single to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart), "You May Be Right", "Don't Ask Me Why", and "Sometimes a Fantasy".
Glass Houses is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on March 12, 1980.

Don't Ask Me Why (Billy Joel song)

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Joel released his seventh studio album, Glass Houses, in 1980 in an attempt to further establish himself as a rock and roll artist; this release featured "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" (Joel's first single to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart), "You May Be Right", "Don't Ask Me Why", and "Sometimes a Fantasy".
"Don't Ask Me Why" is a Billy Joel song released in 1980.

Sometimes a Fantasy

Joel released his seventh studio album, Glass Houses, in 1980 in an attempt to further establish himself as a rock and roll artist; this release featured "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" (Joel's first single to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart), "You May Be Right", "Don't Ask Me Why", and "Sometimes a Fantasy".
"Sometimes a Fantasy" is a song by Billy Joel released as the last single from his album Glass Houses.

The Nylon Curtain

His next album, The Nylon Curtain, was released in 1982, and stemmed from a desire from Joel to create more lyrically and melodically ambitious music.
The Nylon Curtain is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on June 28, 1982, and produced by Phil Ramone.

An Innocent Man

An Innocent Man, released in 1983, served as an homage to genres of music which Joel had grown up with in the 1950s, such as rhythm and blues and doo-wop; this release featured "Uptown Girl" and "The Longest Time", two of his most well-known songs today.
An Innocent Man is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on August 8, 1983.

The Bridge (Billy Joel album)

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After releasing the albums The Bridge and Storm Front in 1986 and 1989 respectively, Joel released his twelfth and to date final studio album, River of Dreams, in 1993.
The Bridge is the tenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on July 9, 1986.

Storm Front (album)

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After releasing the albums The Bridge and Storm Front in 1986 and 1989 respectively, Joel released his twelfth and to date final studio album, River of Dreams, in 1993.
Storm Front is the eleventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on October 17, 1989.

River of Dreams

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After releasing the albums The Bridge and Storm Front in 1986 and 1989 respectively, Joel released his twelfth and to date final studio album, River of Dreams, in 1993.
River of Dreams is the twelfth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel (and his final studio album in the pop/rock genre), released on August 10, 1993.

Columbia Records

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In 1972, Joel caught the attention of Columbia Records after a live radio performance of the song "Captain Jack" became popular in Philadelphia, prompting him to sign a new record deal with the company and release his second album, Piano Man, in 1973.
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We Didn't Start the Fire

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Across the 20 years of his solo career, Joel produced 33 Top 40 hits in the U.S., all of which he wrote himself, and three of which ("It's Still Rock and Roll to Me", "Tell Her About It", and "We Didn't Start the Fire") managed to peak at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
"We Didn't Start the Fire" is a list song by American musician Billy Joel.