Top Ten Little Known Billy Joel Songs

I’ve never posted about anything non-political at this blog, but there’s a first time for everything.

Today is my favorite artist, Billy Joel’s, 64th birthday. In honor of this occasion, here are my top ten favorite Billy Joel songs you probably don’t know, but should. I’m sorry, but the fact that “Uptown Girl” is more well known than these, and other gems, upsets me greatly.



Summer, Highland Falls

This is my favorite song of all time.

You’re My Home

Best love song ever.


State of Grace

This amazing song conveys the slow process of two people growing apart perfectly.


Stop in Nevada

Old school Billy. A song about escape. Just so, so, so good.

All About Soul

This song is beautiful, powerful, and perfect

Everybody Loves You Now

Notoriety without accountability, and the little twinge of guilt associated with it. This song has always spoken to me.

This Night

Billy Joel’s doo-wop song about giving into temptation. It’s one of my absolute favorites.


“You know that when the truth is told that you can what you want, or you can just get old” was my high school yearbook quote.

Tomorrow is Today

Perhaps the most amazing song about a state of depression ever written.

This is the Time

An incredible song about trying to cling to a very specific point in time while living it.

2 Responses to “Top Ten Little Known Billy Joel Songs”

  1. David says:

    Thank you so much for your selections and accompanied comments. I am a singer/songwriter who has often wondered whether my chief songwriting influence might be Billy Joel. The odd thing? I was only a casual semi-fan. In recent days, upon closely listening to his melodies and meditating upon his thoughts, I discovered a true kindred spirit. How wonderful! I thought I’d share that, especially considering that I am a fifty-one-year-old man who suddenly feels invigorated and renewed by the music of my youth and several “new,” old songs that are reawakening something dormant, deep within my soul.

  2. Terri fickel says:

    Billy is my all time favorite. I’m 61 and have listened to every song since I was 17. God bless you and your talent and your family. I have kept you in my prayers for many years

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