It's Still Rock and Roll to Me

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"It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" is a 1980 song performed by Billy Joel, from the hit album Glass Houses.wikipedia
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"It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" is a 1980 song performed by Billy Joel, from the hit album Glass Houses.
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 (album)

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"It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" is a 1980 song performed by Billy Joel, from the hit album Glass Houses.
It features Joel's first song to peak at on Billboard's Pop Singles chart, "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me".

The Entertainer (song)

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The song is an examination of the themes of a musician's declining fame and changing public tastes that were expressed in his 1975 hit "The Entertainer".
The song is a cynical and somewhat satirical look at the fleeting fame of a musician and fickle public tastes ("Today I am your champion / I may have won your hearts / But I know the game / You'll forget my name / And I won't be here / in another year / if I don't stay on the charts"); this theme would be examined in the later song "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me".

You May Be Right (song)

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It failed to chart, however, in the UK unlike his preceding and succeeding singles "All for Leyna" (UK #40) and "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" (UK #14).

List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1980

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Billboard Hot 100

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The song was number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for two weeks, from July 19 through August 1, 1980.

American Top 40

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The song spent 11 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and was the 7th biggest hit of 1980 according to American Top 40.

Liberty DeVitto

According to drummer Liberty DeVitto in an interview, the sound engineer for the song had him tune his snare drum extremely low so that it would "flop" when he played it.

Music recording certification

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The single eventually reached Platinum status from the RIAA for sales of over 1 million copies in the United States.

Recording Industry Association of America

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The single eventually reached Platinum status from the RIAA for sales of over 1 million copies in the United States.

United States

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The single eventually reached Platinum status from the RIAA for sales of over 1 million copies in the United States.

Pop rock

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Pop rock musician Drake Bell covered the song in 2014 on his rockabilly album Ready Steady Go!.

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Pop rock musician Drake Bell covered the song in 2014 on his rockabilly album Ready Steady Go!.

Rockabilly

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Pop rock musician Drake Bell covered the song in 2014 on his rockabilly album Ready Steady Go!.

Ready Steady Go! (album)

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Pop rock musician Drake Bell covered the song in 2014 on his rockabilly album Ready Steady Go!.