The Entertainer (song)

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"The Entertainer" is a single by singer Billy Joel released as the only single from his 1974 album Streetlife Serenade.wikipedia
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"The Entertainer" is a single by singer Billy Joel released as the only single from his 1974 album Streetlife Serenade.
It is perhaps best known for "The Entertainer", a No.

It's Still Rock and Roll to Me

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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".
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".

Streetlife Serenade

"The Entertainer" is a single by singer Billy Joel released as the only single from his 1974 album Streetlife Serenade.

Piano Man (song)

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Another verse in the song references the shortening of Joel's song, "Piano Man", from 5 minutes and 38 seconds to 3 minutes and 5 seconds to fit a radio slot, referenced by the lyrics "It was a beautiful song, / but it ran too long / If you're gonna have a hit, you gotta make it fit / So they cut it down to 3:05."
Later, Joel's song "The Entertainer" refers to the editing of the "Piano Man" single by commenting, "It was a beautiful song, but it ran too long / If you're gonna have a hit, you gotta make it fit / So they cut it down to 3:05."

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Never Could Toe the Mark

Jennings continued his longstanding practice of remaking rock and pop songs in his own style as well, covering Billy Joel's "The Entertainer."

Live in London (Helen Reddy album)

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Live in London would include two songs never featured on an original studio album release by Reddy: besides "Rhythm Rhapsody", Reddy's Palladium set-list featured her (truncated) rendition of the Billy Joel number "The Entertainer".

Radio edit

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In the song The Entertainer by Billy Joel, he alludes directly to radio edits for time:

Captain Jack (Billy Joel song)

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This song, along with the songs "Piano Man" and "The Entertainer", were the songs that Joel was best known for before the release of The Stranger in 1977.