Top 10 Places Mentioned in Billy Joel's Song We Didn't Start the Fire
This list is a sequel to my list Top 10 Famous People Mentioned in Billy Joel's song We Didn't Start The Fire (he mentioned over 30 famous people but this isn't everything).
Lyrics to this song are unique because they mention so many things. Here are the geographical references in this song.
The Top Ten
1EnglandEngland, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ...read more.
"England's got a new queen" - Metal_Treasure
2CaliforniaCalifornia is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles. ...read more.
"California baseball" - Metal_Treasure
3ChinaChina, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.
"China's under martial law" - Metal_Treasure
4South KoreaSouth Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.
7AlabamaAlabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.
"Brooklyn's got a winning team" - Metal_Treasure
9LebanonLebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, ...read more.
10North KoreaThe Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.
11IranIran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. ...read more.
12AfghanistanAfghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.
14CongoThe Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo is a country located in Central Africa.
"Belgians in the Congo" - Metal_Treasure
15Ho Chi MinhHồ Chí Minh, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Vietnam.
City in Vietnam (commonly known as Saigon) - Metal_Treasure
Suez is a region in Egypt and one of the governorates of Egypt. The Suez Canal is located there, and also a seaport city, called Suez. - Metal_Treasure
17Dien Bien Phu
It's in Vietnam ("Dien Bien Phu Falls" is a reference to the battle of Dien Bien Phu) - Metal_Treasure