Rock musician best known for his work with the piano. Some of his work mingled in the resurgence of interest in fifties pop culture of the late seventies to early eighties. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me mocked agents' attempts at keeping artists up to date. Big Shot was written in a style Joel thought Mick Jagger would use. We Didn't Start the Fire chronicles all the major events in his life up until that point. The Longest Time is done in a doo wop acapella style with only Billy providing vocals.

Parody Edit

Weird Al Yankovic parodied Joel with the song Ode to a Superhero.

Genres Edit

Pop Rock

Rockabilly Revival

Songs Edit

Piano Man

We Didn't Start the Fire

Uptown Girl

She's Always a Woman

The Longest Time

Just the Way You Are

Only the Good Die Young

You May Be Right

Big Shot

It's Still Rock and Roll to Me

Influences Edit

Bill Haley and His Comets

Elvis Presley

Buddy Holly and the Crickets

Chubby Checker

Bob Dylan

The Beatles