The Top 5 Billy Joel Songs, Ranked By Billy Joel

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  • Who better than the Piano Man himself to pick the Top 5 Billy Joel songs of all time? Hint: 'Vienna' is number five.
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  • Krispy Mane

     1 years ago

    Billy is easily one of the greatest song writers to ever live in my opinion

  • Jimmy Mitchell

     2 days ago

    If Billy is the greatest who are the other song writers that lived in your opinion? I was unaware that one could actually live, in an opinion.

  • The Maine Surveyor

     6 days ago

    Billy is one of those rare talents who can come up with good lyrics and melodies by himself. Paul Simon is another such talent. Some of the most famous songwriters had a partner for their best work, like Lennon and McCartney, or Brian Wilson and Tony Asher. It's not often that one writer is a master of both, but Billy sure is.

  • Nathan White

     2 months ago

    Still waiting on We Didn’t Start the Fire 1990-2019 Edition

  • Phil Vaglia

     13 days ago

    The new version should be with Billy and Michael Stipe. "We Didn't Start the End of the World as We Know it.

  • made4change94

     17 days ago

    PLANES COME TOWERS GONE, WHATS THE WORLD ANYMORE, "we didn't start the fire"

  • L LL

     1 years ago

    5 ?? My Billy Joel TOP FIVE LIST has at least 20 songs in it..

  • mneilan123456

     1 months ago

    L LL my list is around top 15

  • Sam Cammarata

     1 months ago

    L LL well that is not a top 5 list

  • Antonio Mantilla

     1 months ago

    Happy 70th Birthday, You Legendary Piano Man!

  • Stefunny Herz

     1 months ago

    ♥️❤️♥️HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FAVOURITE MUSICIAN!!! Wow Billy you're 70 years YOUNG now🤗

  • Dominic Perrone

     2 years ago

    "Elton John told you you should release more albums.""And I told him he should release less albums."

  • John Gadza Jr

     9 days ago

    Hey guys. Let me take a chance to say my opinions and great things about Elton John & Billy Joel. Basically, Elton John & Billy Joel are the two greatest piano men legends in the pop/rock & roll music history and they both write great music and all the great stuff. But the thing is that Elton John & Billy Joel both have different personalities and things when it comes to music. Like for an example, Billy Joel stopped recording brand new studio album with new original pop/rock materials ...

  • Fanatical Dueling

     9 days ago

    deniseg812 Exactly, that’s what I was proving. Joel writes lyrics and music, but John writes way better music and the lyrics he has written have been genius.

  • Ank A

     10 months ago

    5:00 for the list

  • princess bell

     2 months ago

    Almost took me that long to see this:D

  • Matthew Bond

     4 months ago

    This hero needs more upvotes.

  • Linda Licata

     1 years ago

    Billy Joel is my favorite singer. I saw him in concert and had a great time.

  • milos mommy

     a months ago


  • Rob Moir

     1 months ago

    I M GLAD you like BILLY Joel LINDA L I c a t a AND THAT you had such a nice time at one of his concerts

  • John Hoffman

     1 years ago

    Billy Joel’s top five favorite Billy Joel Songs.5. Vienna4. And So It Goes3. You May Be Right2. She’s Always Right On Time1. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

  • Falcon


    Piano Man?

  • Yoalnda Whitaker

     6 days ago

    With so many great tunes his "best" is relative. My favorite top 5 are: Still Rock & Roll, Uptown Girl, Don't Ask Me Why, Longest Time and Just The Way You Are.

  • David Oatman

     8 months ago

    First seen Billy play when he was the opening act for the Doobie Brothers. Some of the fans were hardcore Doobie fans. They constantly were yelling Dobbies and gave Billy no chance to get going. You could understand why he was really annoyed with this. He stopped and said I've been paid so if you don't want to hear me the Dobbies will not be out till their scheduled time . I can leave and you can look at an empty stage till Dobbies. Once the loudmouths shut up he blew everyone away. Been a life long fa...

  • Shannon Perez

     21 days ago

    Great story, thanks for sharing. I saw Billy at Petco Part recently and he sure is one cool guy and I can definitely see him saying that. Love the Doobies too!


     25 days ago

    Wow, just wow.

  • Eric Bell

     9 months ago

    One thing that sets Billy Joel above Elton John is the depth of his albums. Elton had a bunch of legendary hits, Tiny Dancer my favorite, but Billy Joel's albums are filled with hidden gems where too much of Elton's albums is just "junk" in the words of m83. The other part is Billy is far more engaging with an audience. Seeing them "Face to Face", Billy does circles around Elton. His crazy outfits can only do much. :)

  • patrick and ryan gilmer

     24 days ago

    @mac42 shampoo! Joel! Ketchup! All politicians suck! Ford! Roth!

  • linda brown

     24 days ago

    @mac42 I so agree. This competition thing is killing creativity. I watched an interview with--well, you guys will laugh at me, so I won't use names--but a man who is almost universally considered to be #1 in his field who says that this fame thing has put enormous pressure on artists--it takes effort just to ignore the accolades. All of it plays games with your mind and can lead to alcoholism, drug use, suicide, and career burnout. It diminishes the energy and concentration they need for their artisti...