Top Ten Greatest Billy Joel Songs

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The Top Ten

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Piano Man
Emotional, Touching, Incredible and Beautiful
One of the very few songs that have such amazing lyrics.
This song is probably one of the greatest songs of the 70's
Most emotional sensitive and touching song I have ever heard in my life... Thanks billy for making this song so special.. The lyrics are wonderful too... Love it
This song is like Jason Heyward's MLB Debut. But Movin Out[Anthony's Song] is like Heyward hitting for the cycle with a grandslam.
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2Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
Played this at my 14 yr olds funeral her favourite song of all time always made her grin when she played it
This song is one of the best piano solos I have EVER HEARD... ACTUALLY THIS IS MY FAVORITE SONG! The soft begining, then the build up, and then the best piano solo in rock history! I think this song should be number 1!
What can you say? This was Billy's Stairway To Heaven, Freebird, Won't Get Fooled Again, 2112, his epic masterstroke. He's written lots of great songs that have come close to this, but has never quite eclipsed it.

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3Only the Good Die Young
ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG FOR THE WIN FWI BILLY JOEL IS THE BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER EV ER I LOVE BILLY JOEL HE IS AWESOME AND ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG IS BETTER THAN PIANO MAN BY -- THIS MUCH
This song make me feel good. Great lyrics sung by the best billy joel-voice ever.
So sad and true but uplifting at the same time. The song really makes me wonder what life is all about.

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4We Didn't Start the Fire
Coolest song on Earth! Woot Woot! Who needs U. S. History with a song like this!?
Piano Man is absolutely and undoubtedly brilliant. We Didn't Start the Fire is much lighter and not nearly as deep in meaning. That said, it is a magnificent tune and a song I so much like, I would put even before Piano Man in my personal list of top Billy Joel songs.
a perfect song to sing and dance to...
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5Vienna
This is my favorite Billy Joel song. It should be higher up on the list because it is very simple and it has a strong message and the song itself is really beautiful.
The intro to this song is so beautiful! And the rest of the song is incredible... The lyrics are so deep and meaningful... This is his most underrated song!
Most meaningful and most touching song I ever heard. You just don't find true artists like Billy Joel anymore.
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6Movin' Out
There's no reason for Movin' Out to be so low on this list. The song is so accurate and easy to relate to; its among his best. No excuse for this being outside the top five.
Movin' out is incredibly underrated though I think it should be in the top 5. The melody is great, the lyrics are not typical and the song makes me move... Not "out" of course))))))
My personal favorite, the tune will stick in your head worse than even for the longest time. It's one of my top ten favorite songs.

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7Uptown Girl
The catchiest song ever written! My friends and I sing and dance to this song incessantly.
I lose my mind every time I hear this, can't help but dance, no matter how weird I might look
Awesome! So underrated by people now a days. No way should this be so low on the list.
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8New York State of Mind
The piano speaks for it self
I don't even like New York, but this is my favorite song!
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9Just The Way You Are
This song is so real and perfect in every way! So much better than Bruno Mars's "just the way you are"
This should be the second one before piano man
Everyone has faults but if you really care about someone you see beyond the issues and accept that person as they are.
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10The Longest Time
Theme song of many peoples' lives, including mine! I am only 13 years old and I absolutely adore all of Billy Joel's songs! My favorite happens to be Vienna, I am truly surprised that this amazing tune was not included on the list. Only the good Die young is a beautiful song also. ITS TOO HARD TO CHOOSE
A great song sung by Ted Mosby and Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother. As you can see by the episode "The Time Travelers, " the harmonics are amazing and sung perfectly by the future Ted's and Barney's.
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great song, my favorite billy joel song. It takes me back to the good old days of doo wop music. I wish they would make more songs like this.
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The Contenders

11She's Always a Woman
The best definition of a women that I have came across till date.
Definitely my favorite Billy Joel song.. And also Only The Good Die Young, Uptown Girl, My Life and Honesty..
Cool song. Billy joel is epicness complete
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12Honesty
Such a lonely world...
Best Song everr! 💜
"When I'm deep inside of me I know, I know that Honesty is the best song..."
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13The Stranger
Awesome song by Billy Joel. It has an amazing fast paced tempo. I think it should at least be in the top 10.
This is by far his best creation, EVER!
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14My Life
I can't believe this song is #9 on this list. This my second favorate song and should without a question be in the top 5 on this list. Along with movin out.
By far best song on 52nd street, which is an amazing album. Doesn't beat some stuff on the stranger, but deserves top five at least
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15Summer Highland Falls
Billy's personal favorite and just a great, beautiful song. His piano work in this song exceeds anything else he has created.
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16The River of Dreams
Joel turned his storytelling skills in a new direction here, and the result is an intriguing, soothing, and joyous experience, tied for my favorite on a list of already great songs.
Ok, the reason for this to be so low on the list is obvious so I am explaining: This is the song that goes like "In the middle of the night... " Top 3 easily.
This is an absolutely beautiful song which gives me a lot of hope and courage
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18The Downeaster Alexa
Listen to it brothers. Its such a great song with legendary music, and awesome lyrics and drum beats that gives me the chills. Reminds me of the hardship of fishermen out there in the coast
The voice of Billy Joel is the best it's ever been in this story. Something that could go on forever and no one would ever complain.
A hauntingly beautiful song - this is my favorite or all of his.
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19Miami 2017 (I've Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway)

For a song that is about the final night of New York City's existence, Billy Joel does a marvelous job at telling the story through the intro and outro, as well as the events being mentioned. Power is turned off, the Empire State Building is demolished, churches are burned, the skyline comes down, and Manhattan is sunk into the sea. Therefore, a concert is thrown that is trying to be stopped, yet the people just don't care.

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Extremely underrated song! My personal favorite!

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20The Entertainer
This is a great song that tells about the heart of the artist and how the music industry destroys their soul. If you have never heard the song, go listen now. Disk 1 of Joel's 2 cd greatest hits is amazing.
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21It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
How would you not included this song. Catchy and fun to listen to! Should be number 3 for sure!
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22Tell Her About It
Simply a great song. Like amazing.
This should definitely be 10th!
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23Prelude / Angry Young Man Listen to sample

24Stiletto Listen to sample

25And So It Goes
This is by far Billy Joel's most beautiful and touching song - so under rated, underknown. Shame.
I can't believe this wasn't on here! This is my favorite Billy Joel song by far. Even after I've heard it dozens of times, it still makes me cry.
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26Big Shot
? This isn't up there already? I feel like everyone could relate to this song in some way.

This song is my childhood
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27Captain Jack
How is captain jack now up at #1 or 2? This song is one my favorite songs and it still gives me goosebumps when I listen to it.
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28Pressure
Best Billy Joel song about dealing with psychological and emotional issues and don't so with clever easy to remember lyrics. Momentum of song changes sound adds to the atmosphere. Superb!
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29Root Beer Rag

30Sometimes a Fantasy Listen to sample

31Goodnight Saigon

Easily one of his top 3 songs, and my personal favorite by far. If you haven't heard this, go listen to it!

It's all about the lyrics with this song. The emotional picture painted through the verses, which build with intensity throughout the song, is simply amazing. This song should be much higher on the list.

Wa... Numer 23?!

Where I come from, this song is in the best 50 of all times! It's Billy Joel's best song. This should be number 1!

This song is so moving and I really don't get why it's SO low.

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32An Innocent Man
Great song, wonderful bass. I feel like I can grove and sway to it.
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33Rosalinda's Eyes Listen to sample

34Souvenir
Such a beautiful song.
One really feels the loneliness in billy joel's heart
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35Say Goodbye to Hollywood Listen to sample

36All About Soul Listen to sample

37All for Leyna Listen to sample

38Why Should I Worry?
Awesome song. Billy Joel at his finest.
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39Famous Last Words Listen to sample

40Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
Beautiful, sing it with my 6 year old, she knows all the words.
Absolutly the best song ever!
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41Allentown
This song will always remind me of high school. Has a great beat.
Remember stealing my brothers cd and this was my favorite song
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42Leningrad
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43Everybody Has a Dream Listen to sample

44The Ballad of Billy the Kid Listen to sample

45I Go to Extremes Listen to sample

46Leave a Tender Moment Alone Listen to sample

47A Matter of Trust
This song shows how Billy Joel is an amazing singer and song writer.
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48She's Got a Way
Really? It's at #48 right now? What a beautiful love song!
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49This Is the Time Listen to sample

50You're Only Human (Second Wind) Listen to sample

51Tomorrow Is Today
The lyrics speak for themselves. A dark yet beautiful song which Billy Joel wrote in his times of trouble, when he was struggling with suicidal thoughts. It may not be as complex as his later compositions, but it is truly written from the heart. At one point in life, everyone will find himself or herself into this song and crack a smile of loneliness and bitterness.

"People tell me life is sweeter, but I don't hear what they say. Nothing comes to change my life, so tomorrow is today"
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52Keeping the Faith Listen to sample

53Don't Ask Me Why Listen to sample

54If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You) Listen to sample

55This Night
Such a moving song
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56Baby Grand Listen to sample

57Half a Mile Away Listen to sample

5852nd Street Listen to sample

59Zanzibar Listen to sample

60I've Loved These Days Listen to sample

61Running On Ice Listen to sample

62No Man's Land Listen to sample

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Updated Saturday, April 19, 2014


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