Top Ten Greatest Billy Joel Songs

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21She's Got a Way

Really does deserve to be higher on the list. So should Goodnight Saigon, Leningrad, and All About Soul.

Really? It's at #48 right now? What a beautiful love song!

22Tell Her About It

It's simply amazing, telling a young man love advice. It is overall a great song, and my personal favorite of his.

Simply a great song. Like amazing.

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23Goodnight Saigon

This song is another testament to Billy's talent. It is a chillingly powerful piece. It's even more hauntingly beautiful when performed live. I'm so glad I've seen it in person. I get goosebumps just thinking of 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.

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

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24The Ballad of Billy the Kid

Cozy western song!

25Prelude / Angry Young Man

This song shows off Billy's musicianship better than any other of his pieces, or any other keyboard player in rock/pop. I go crazy when I here it, because I love the complexity of the "Prelude", and the message of "Angry Young Man". My sentimental favorite is "Piano Man", but this piece vies for the top spot, on the basis of the pure virtuosity of Billy Joel.

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26The 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.

Funny song! It pokes fun at Piano Man and how it was shortened!

Let this be higher on the list! Most songs nowadays are just constant repetitivety (if that's how you spell it), and this song proves that repetitive songs can be good as heck. Absolute beauty.

Best song ever.

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27Pressure

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!

Another great song by Billy, and is an epic song in concert.

I love this song. It's so intense, and herky-jerky and true. It makes me laugh. Haven't we all been driven crazy by the pressures in our lives?

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28Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)

So sweet and tender. It should be played for every child at bedtime.

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29All About Soul

One of my personal favorites... Definitely doesn't deserve to be this low.

30Shades of Grey
31An Innocent Man

Great song, wonderful bass. I feel like I can grove and sway to it.

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32The River of Dreams

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.

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.

This is an absolutely beautiful song which gives me a lot of hope and courage

Absolutely number 1. Meaningful and energetic, especially live.

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33Keeping the Faith

Maybe the youth today just don't get it, or even appreciate Billy Joel's roots.

Maybe the youth on the site just don't get it, or appreciate Billy Joel's roots. - Billyv

34Stiletto

This song is so cool and full of attitude. I want to put on my leather jacket and 3 inch stiletto heals and snap my fingers. So much fun. A great listen.

35A Matter of Trust

This song shows how Billy Joel is an amazing singer and song writer.

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36The Great Suburban Showdown
37I've Loved These Days

Amazing song... It talks about how you shouldn't be so involved in self-comfort.

38Leave a Tender Moment Alone

Great song! One of the first Joel songs I've ever heard

Brilliant underplayed song!

Incredible lyrics

39Leningrad

Great song! Probably some of his deepest lyrics, underrated

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40Say Goodbye to Hollywood

I can't believe this isn't in the top 10
this is one of billy joel's best works with a catchy beat and great lyrics

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