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It was 9 o'clock on a Saturday, and the regular song didn't shuffle in
By adamg on Sat, 10/19/2019 - 9:55pm
Every Saturday at 9 o'clock for years, Magic 106.7 has played "Piano Man" by Billy Joel. But when Molly and eeka tuned in tonight, they were playing something else! Is nothing sacred?
So what did they play in its place? They're not really sure how it went, because "I turned it off in disgust," eeka reports.
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Billy Joel, lol
Billy Joel, lol
His music always sucked!!
Can’t believe people pay to see him live...
You Only Wish There Were More Music Like Billy Joel's
If you actually listened to up-lifting or real music, instead of the disruptive and destructive brain molecule beat of riot inviting hip-hop or rap, you would understand the bliss of letting your imagination go.
Of having an overwhelming sense of goodness and glee when YOUR favorite song came on the radio.
You would feel the essence of the the summer night as you alone or with your friends sing along to words you can understand, having no other insidious meaning.
You would enjoy the innocence of the moment and store the current memory usually in a positive way (not attainable by rap or hip-hop by the way).
You would enjoy music you can dance to and not gang sign to.
You would have hope for the future for you and your family.
You're clearly too young to know this.
TIME FOR YOU TO GROW UP!
That’s gonna be...
A fuckin’ yikes from me, buddy.
He had to be a big shot,
He had to be a big shot,
He had to open up his mouth...
I think you are the one who needs to grow up.
You obviously are an over
You obviously are an over-privileged millennial that only knows 3 things:
1. Mind numbing "I'll think about it tomorrow, which never comes for you";
2. What's yours is yours and what's mine is yours; and
3. It's everyone else's fault you become stupid, homeless, and uneducated, when you reach 18, because you didn't pay attention when you were growing up.
You're already a lost soul and are too ignorant to know it.
The forum equivalent of "get off my lawn and get a job". What else do you have lying around in that arsenal of condescension?
Too young to know?
Too young to know?
I remember listening to him on the radio for the first time in 1977 and back then I thought his music sucked.
What Genre is Billy Joel anyway?
Is it Rock, contemporary Rock, Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Disco, could never figure that one ☝️ out with Billy Joel.
“We didn’t start the fire” 1989 , god what the hell was that, yea, he made it up the charts with that tune in 1989 because people like you and people who were in their 30’s with no taste for music at the time, bought that album. The 19, 20, or 25 year old wasn’t into or when out and bought “we didn’t start the fire” in 1989.
You must not have been too popular with the ladies or your contemporaries back in '77. LOL!
I used to hang outside the bar he was just getting started in, when I was a little kid. It was raw but I knew he would be a star.
I was right and we'll you ...
Take care music hater.
Just For Your Own Education
Can you beat this?
Awards and achievementsEdit
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerryand Teresa Heinz Kerry with the 2013 Kennedy Center honorees -- Shirley MacLaine, Martina Arroyo, Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, and Herbie Hancock.
Joel receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, 2006
Joel graduated well after his high school peers because of a missed English exam. His high school diploma was finally awarded by the school board 25 years later. Joel has been presented with multiple honorary doctorates:
Doctor of Humane Letters from Fairfield University (1991)Doctor of Music from Berklee College of Music (1993)Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University (1997)Doctor of Music from Southampton College (2000)Doctor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University (2006)Doctor of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music(2008)Doctor of Music from Stony Brook University (2015)
In 1986, Joel was on the site selection committee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame board. Seven members of the committee voted for the Hall to be located in San Francisco, and seven voted for Cleveland, Ohio; this tie was broken when Joel voted for Cleveland. Joel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in 1999 by one of his chief musical influences, Ray Charles.
Joel was also named MusiCares Person of the Year for 2002, an award given each year at the same time as the Grammy Awards. At the dinner honoring him, various artists performed versions of his songs, including Nelly Furtado, Stevie Wonder, Jon Bon Jovi, Diana Krall, Rob Thomas and Natalie Cole.
Joel has won five Grammys, including Album of the Year for 52nd Street and Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Just the Way You Are".
In 1993, Joel was the second entertainer out of thirty persons to be inducted into the Madison Square Garden Walk of Fame. On September 20, 2004, Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for his work in the music industry, located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard. He was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October 15, 2006.
Joel is the only performing artist to have played both Yankee and Shea Stadiums, as well as Giants Stadium, Madison Square Garden, and Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Joel has banners in the rafters of the Times Union Center, Nassau Coliseum, Madison Square Garden, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, and the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.
He has also sponsored the Billy Joel Visiting Composer Series at Syracuse University.
On December 12, 2011 Joel became the first non-classical musician honored with a portrait in Steinway Hall.
On December 29, 2013 in Washington, D.C., Joel received Kennedy Center Honors, the nation's highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts.
On July 22, 2014, the Library of Congress announced that Joel would be the sixth recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.He received the prize at a performance ceremony in November 2014 from James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
On July 18, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo proclaimed the date to be Billy Joel Day in New York state to mark his 100th performance at Madison Square Garden
I think his best was "Tiny
I think his best was "Tiny Dancer," though "Rocket Man" is pretty good, too.
The genre is doo-whop
By The Way
Did you you know he wrote several symphonies over the course of 10 years.
Just thought I would further highlight your "undiphisticated" ignorance.
You are allowed to like who
You are allowed to like who you like. But he has a bunch of great songs that resonate with people. Don't be a jerk.
Who moved my cheese???
As stuck in his ways as Willy Loman was, he still knew Billy Joel sucks.
Perhaps it's time for a change
People have had enough of that hoary old song.
The piano man died of liver failure during the week.
The barman's ipod playlist will have to suffice.
iPods are as obsolete as the Piano Man song. People on this site are really showing their age.
Would you have it on your iPhone?
And have to have your phone out in the open?
Or would you bring in that old iPod with your dad's car trip favorites?
I still use my 2008 iPod - I have some obscure stuff ripped from cds in that 32gig player and it does have bluetooth.
And? What, are people not allowed to age now? Maybe you should glance at a clock for sixty seconds and realize by transitive properties.... you're talking about yourself in the future.
Obviously, they forgot to
Obviously, they forgot to turn their clocks back last night.
the absolute fuck is wrong with you billy joel haters? that's like hating tom petty. holy shit
[Coughs uneasily to self.]
[Coughs uneasily to self.]
When he sang it on the Esplanade.
So many times in one week
Heard it at least six times in the schooner bar on a recent 11-day Royal Caribbean cruise
I always find it funny when people troll out on an entertainers. Billy Joel is an amazing song writer and performer. When you reach his level of success in your field let me know. Until such time, shut the fuck up.
This is on par with when Kiss 108 stopped playing "Wishing on a Star" at noon on Saturdays.
Another station has picked it up
have heard it the last two Saturdays, either 103.3 AMP or Mix 104.1, not sure which. RIP Dale Dorman.
or when they stopped playing
or when they stopped playing Loverboy "Working for the Weekend" at 5pm on Fridays.
Guess who was playing on the
Guess who was playing on the radio when I first read this story.... Billy Joel
It's time for a moratorium on those same 15 or so songs that classic rock stations are required to play by law. Aside from "Piano Man", let's say goodbye to "Dream On", "Sweet Home Alabama", "Hotel California", "More Than a Feeling", "Don't Stop Believing" and pretty much anything by Bob Seeger. The entire history of recorded music is now available to people at their fingertips and all they want is those same 15 songs over and over ad nauseum? Expand your horizons a little.
You had me and then...
You had to add Seger (correct spelling.) He'll be at the Garden on Thursday night for his farewell Boston performance. The guy's still got it and yes I'll listen to any of his hits anytime.
I thought the answer was going to be Christmas music. We are coming up on that time of year...