Honesty (Billy Joel song)

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"Honesty" is a song by American singer and songwriter Billy Joel.wikipedia
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Greatest Hits (Billy Joel albums)

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The song was not included on any of Joel's US-released compilation packages; however, it appears on the Dutch and Japanese editions of Greatest Hits Volume 2, replacing "Don't Ask Me Why" (1980).
Some pressings do not include "Honesty", and instead include "Don't Ask Me Why".

52nd Street (album)

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Columbia Records released the song as the third single from his sixth studio album 52nd Street (1978) in 1979.
Three songs reached the Top 40 in the United States, contributing to the album's success: "My Life" (#3), "Big Shot" (#14), and "Honesty" (#24).

Billy Joel

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"Honesty" is a song by American singer and songwriter Billy Joel.
The album sold over seven million copies, propelled to number one on the charts by the following hits: "My Life" (#3); followed successes from the album were "Big Shot" (#14), and "Honesty" (#24).

David Spinozza

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David Spinozza plays the acoustic guitar in the song, Liberty DeVitto plays the drums and Robert Freedman the horn and string orchestration.
Spinozza played acoustic guitar on the song "Honesty" on the 1978 Billy Joel album "52nd Street".

Root Beer Rag

An instrumental track in a very fast ragtime style, it was later released as the B-side of several singles from Joel's 52nd Street album, including "Big Shot" in the US, "Until the Night" in the UK, and "Honesty" in Japan and some European countries.

The Timeless Collection Vol. 1

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"Honesty" has been particularly popular in South Korea and Japan for decades and covered by East Asian musicians including Hajime Mizoguchi on his album yours;tears (2007), and K on his album The Timeless Collection Vol. 1 (2007).
Also included on this album are the songs "True Colors", Sony Ericsson commercial theme, and "Honesty", a song featured on the tribute album "Wanna Be the Piano Man."

Hollie Cavanagh

In March 2012, eleventh season contestant of American Idol, Hollie Cavanagh, covered the song.
Having been voted through to the next round once again, Cavanagh sang Billy Joel's "Honesty" at the Top 10 performance show.

American Idol (season 11)

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In March 2012, eleventh season contestant of American Idol, Hollie Cavanagh, covered the song.

I Am... Sasha Fierce

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The song was later included on the platinum edition of her third solo album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008).
The platinum edition of the album also included a cover version of Billy Joel's song "Honesty" (1979).

Destiny's Child

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In 2008, American recording artist, Beyoncé Knowles re-recorded Billy Joel's version of the song produced by Scott Storch for a compilation album of her former group Destiny's Child, titled Mathew Knowles & Music World Present Vol.1: Love Destiny.
In 2008, Knowles recorded a cover of Billy Joel's "Honesty" for Destiny's Child's compilation album Mathew Knowles & Music World Present Vol.1: Love Destiny, which was released only in Japan to celebrate the group's tenth anniversary.

Movin' Out (Glee)

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Fellow Glee actor Kevin McHale, as his character Artie Abrams, covered the song in the show's 2013 tribute episode "Movin' Out".
Wanting to help Becky, Artie sings "Honesty" to her and later takes her on a tour of the University of Cincinnati, which has a program for students with special needs.

Columbia Records

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Columbia Records released the song as the third single from his sixth studio album 52nd Street (1978) in 1979.

Phil Ramone

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"Honesty" was solely written by Joel, while production was handled by Phil Ramone.

Don't Ask Me Why (Billy Joel song)

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The song was not included on any of Joel's US-released compilation packages; however, it appears on the Dutch and Japanese editions of Greatest Hits Volume 2, replacing "Don't Ask Me Why" (1980).

Piano ballade

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"Honesty" is a piano ballad that talks about the inherent lack of shame.

Billboard Hot 100

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"Honesty" peaked at number twenty-four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the album's third consecutive top forty hit.

Recording Industry Association of Japan

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It went to Number 1 in France and has also been certified gold by Recording Industry Association of Japan for ringtone download sales of over 100,000 units.

Ringtone

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It went to Number 1 in France and has also been certified gold by Recording Industry Association of Japan for ringtone download sales of over 100,000 units.

Music download

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It went to Number 1 in France and has also been certified gold by Recording Industry Association of Japan for ringtone download sales of over 100,000 units.

Elton John

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Joel performed the song live several times with Elton John and later with Bryan Adams.

Bryan Adams

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Joel performed the song live several times with Elton John and later with Bryan Adams.

Contemporary R&B

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"Honesty" has been covered and sampled by various artists, including by American R&B recording artist, Beyoncé.

Album

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The song was also included on South Korean and Japanese edition of Joel's 1985 compilation Greatest Hits Volume 2 as one of the bonus tracks.