Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)

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"Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" is a song written and recorded by Billy Joel.wikipedia
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"Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" is a song written and recorded by Billy Joel.
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.

The Stranger (album)

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"Movin' Out" originally appeared on Joel's 1977 album The Stranger.
Four singles were released in the US, all of which became top-40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, including "Just the Way You Are" (#3), "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)", "She's Always a Woman" (both #17), and "Only the Good Die Young" (#24).

Hackensack, New Jersey

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Joel considers their rejection of their working-class roots (trading a Chevy for a Cadillac and buying a house in Hackensack, New Jersey) ultimately futile.

Movin' Out (musical)

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The Twyla Tharp Broadway dance musical Movin' Out, featuring the songs of Billy Joel, opened at New York City's Richard Rodgers Theatre on October 24, 2002, and played 1,307 performances before closing in December 2005.
The principal characters are drawn from those who appeared in various Joel tunes: high school sweethearts Brenda and Eddie ("Scenes from an Italian Restaurant"), James ("James"), Judy ("Why Judy Why"), and Tony (Anthony in "Movin' Out").

She's Always a Woman

The song was released in 1977, following several other hits from The Stranger including "Just the Way You Are", "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" and "Only the Good Die Young".

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The track details the singer's disgust with the upwardly mobile bourgeois aspirations of working- and lower-middle-class New Yorkers who take pride in working long hours to afford the outward signs of having "made it".

Chevrolet

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Joel considers their rejection of their working-class roots (trading a Chevy for a Cadillac and buying a house in Hackensack, New Jersey) ultimately futile.

Cadillac

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Joel considers their rejection of their working-class roots (trading a Chevy for a Cadillac and buying a house in Hackensack, New Jersey) ultimately futile.

Doug Stegmeyer

Near the end of the recording is the sound of a motorcycle starting up and driving away; the bass player Doug Stegmeyer's 1960s Corvette was used.

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Near the end of the recording is the sound of a motorcycle starting up and driving away; the bass player Doug Stegmeyer's 1960s Corvette was used.

Twyla Tharp

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The Twyla Tharp Broadway dance musical Movin' Out, featuring the songs of Billy Joel, opened at New York City's Richard Rodgers Theatre on October 24, 2002, and played 1,307 performances before closing in December 2005.

Broadway theatre

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The Twyla Tharp Broadway dance musical Movin' Out, featuring the songs of Billy Joel, opened at New York City's Richard Rodgers Theatre on October 24, 2002, and played 1,307 performances before closing in December 2005.

Richard Rodgers Theatre

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The Twyla Tharp Broadway dance musical Movin' Out, featuring the songs of Billy Joel, opened at New York City's Richard Rodgers Theatre on October 24, 2002, and played 1,307 performances before closing in December 2005.

Michael Cavanaugh (musician)

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The show's lead piano player and singer was Michael Cavanaugh.

Darren Holden (musician)

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It toured the US extensively from 2004 through 2007, featuring Darren Holden as lead Piano Man, and Matt Wilson, James Fox and Matthew Friedman as second Piano Men.

Matt Wilson (singer)

Matt Wilson
It toured the US extensively from 2004 through 2007, featuring Darren Holden as lead Piano Man, and Matt Wilson, James Fox and Matthew Friedman as second Piano Men.

James Fox (singer)

James Fox
It toured the US extensively from 2004 through 2007, featuring Darren Holden as lead Piano Man, and Matt Wilson, James Fox and Matthew Friedman as second Piano Men.

Matthew Friedman

Matt Friedman
It toured the US extensively from 2004 through 2007, featuring Darren Holden as lead Piano Man, and Matt Wilson, James Fox and Matthew Friedman as second Piano Men.