Top Ten Greatest Billy Joel Songs

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21 Big Shot Big Shot

? This isn't up there already? I feel like everyone could relate to this song in some way.

Surprising this isn't too 10. Great song.

22 It's Still Rock and Roll to Me It'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!

Best Billy Joel song ever. Makes me wanna get my groove on.

One of the best, Billy did a great job with this song

Easily one of his best. Deserves Top 8 if not Top 5.

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23 The Stranger The Stranger

Awesome song by Billy Joel. It has an amazing fast paced tempo. I think it should at least be in the top 10.

Absolutely beautiful intro. It also turns out that the rest of the song is awesome as well. Extremely catchy, and has a great beat as well as some pretty insightful lyrics.

This song is AMAZING... Billy Joel's most memorable tune...if you haven't heard "The Stranger" well then go hear it today... Do do do do do

This should totally be in the top 5.

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24 Tell Her About It Tell 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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25 Prelude / Angry Young Man Prelude / 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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26 The Ballad of Billy the Kid The Ballad of Billy the Kid V 1 Comment
27 The Entertainer The 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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28 Pressure Pressure

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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29 Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)

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

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30 Allentown Allentown

One of the most underrated songs I've heard. This deserves a spot in maybe the top 20 at most or below!

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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31 An Innocent Man An Innocent Man

Amazing song! Variations in his vocal range that is found absolutely nowhere else, plus a TRIANGLE solo. Billy Joel is clearly one of the greatest songwriters for writing this.

Very interesting lyrics! Always found this song's meaning to be relevant in a variety of situations.

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

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32 A Matter of Trust A Matter of Trust

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

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33 The River of Dreams The 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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34 Keeping the Faith Keeping 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

35 Stiletto Stiletto

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.

36 The Great Suburban Showdown The Great Suburban Showdown
37 Shades of Grey Shades of Grey
38 I've Loved These Days I've Loved These Days

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

39 Leave a Tender Moment Alone Leave a Tender Moment Alone

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

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40 Leningrad Leningrad

Great song! Probably some of his deepest lyrics, underrated

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