Ooh Baby Baby Linda Ronstadt. Him Rupert Holmes. You Are the Woman Firefall. All I Need Jack Wagner. Walking In Memphis Marc Cohn. Drive The Cars. One More Night Phil Collins.
Key Largo Bertie Higgins. Make It with You Bread. Dream Weaver Gary Wright. Chuck E. Black Water The Doobie Brothers. Still the One Orleans. Hurt So Bad Linda Ronstadt. Cool Change Little River Band.
Biggest Part Of Me Ambrosia. Never Be the The River Of Dreams - Billy Joel - Piano Man - The Very Best Of Billy Joel (CD) Christopher Cross. You Can Do Magic America. The Guitar Man Bread. Tin Man America. Wildfire Michael Martin Murphey.
Lotta Love Nicolette Larson. Steal Away Robbie Dupree. Sexy Eyes Dr. Kiss You All Over Exile. Dance with Me Orleans. Beautiful in My Eyes Joshua Kadison. Black Velvet Alannah Myles. Kokomo The Beach Boys. Ventura Highway America. Listen to the Music The Doobie Brothers. Everything I Own Bread. Baby Come Back Player. Circle in the Sand Belinda Carlisle. Hold On Wilson Phillips.
Baker Street Gerry Rafferty. Reminiscing Little River Band. Sad Eyes Robert John. I Go Crazy Paul Davis. Hearts Marty Balin. These Dreams Heart. Jessie Joshua Kadison. Release Me Wilson Phillips. The Doctor The Doobie Brothers. Maggie May Rod Stewart. Whatcha Gonna Do? Pablo Cruise.
Drift Away Dobie Gray. More Love Kim Carnes. Babe Styx. Into The Night Benny Mardones. Lonesome Loser Little River Band. Daniel Elton John. I Need You America. On and On Stephen Bishop. Tempted Squeeze. According to Joel, he saw Davis looking at him while he was playing in his high school band, The Echoes, which was the event that had him "completely hooked" to the prospect of being a musician.
The mood of the song was shifted at the The River Of Dreams - Billy Joel - Piano Man - The Very Best Of Billy Joel (CD) of drummer Liberty DeVitto, who reportedly said to Joel "Why are you singing like that?
The song closes the album out with a reprise of the whistled theme from "The Stranger. The Stranger spent 17 weeks in varying positions within Billboard chart's top 10 albums, first entering the bottom position on January 21, around four months after its initial release.
A month later, on February 18, the album reached its peak position at number 2 on the chart and remained there for six more weeks. The second single from the album, "Just The Way You Are," peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot chart,  having received a boost in popularity following Joel's performance of the song on an episode of Saturday Night Live.
While "Movin' Out Anthony's Song " was the first single released for the album, radio stations put little attention towards it, instead expressing interest in "Just the Way You Are"; thus, the latter song was released just six weeks following the debut of "Movin' Out", after which it achieved far larger success.
The single for "Movin' Out" was later rereleased, after which it achieved higher success and ultimately became a hit. The controversy helped raise the song's popularity, particularly among rebellious youth according to Joel, and the single thus fared much better as a result, ultimately peaking at number 24 in the US singles chart.
The Stranger was well-received by critics, particularly in retrospect, with many considering it to display some of Joel's best-written material. In a contemporary review of the album, Ira Mayer of Rolling Stone deemed it an improvement over Joel's previous studio efforts, praising its musical variety and Ramone's production. Retrospectively, Sal The River Of Dreams - Billy Joel - Piano Man - The Very Best Of Billy Joel (CD) of Slant Magazine described The Stranger as "a concept album of sorts, an ode to the singer's native New York underscored by his paranoid obsession and resistance to change.
As his breakthrough album, The Stranger kicked off a long string of successful albums for Joel, continuing up through 's River of Dreams. George Martin, who had initially declined to produce The Stranger using Joel's band, reportedly wrote Joel a letter following the album's massive success, in which he congratulated Joel and reflected that he was wrong about the band.
The play ran successfully on Broadway for three years, holding its final performance on December 15, after a total of 1, performances. Many of the songs from the album went on to become staples in Joel's repertoire. Though never released as a single, "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" is a staple of his live set, named by Rolling Stone ' s Rob Sheffield as Joel's equivalent to Bruce Springsteen 's " Jungleland ". Joel has cited "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" and "Vienna" as his favorite and 5th-favorite songs that he has written, respectively.
The limited deluxe edition of The Stranger includes a CD of the original album in its entirety remastered by producer Phil Ramoneand a second CD of a previously unreleased concert featuring Billy and his band, Live at Carnegie Hallrecorded at the historic Manhattan venue on June 3,one month before the sessions for The Stranger album. Also included in this box set is a facsimile poster from the Carnegie Hall concert, and a facsimile notebook that contains copies of rough draft lyrics for many of the songs that appeared on The Stranger.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Billy Joel. The song contains lyrics inspired by Elizabeth Weber, Joel's wife at the time. Billy Joel — vocals, acoustic piano, keyboards, synthesizers, Fender Rhodes Richie Cannata — organ, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute, tuba Dominic Cortese — accordion 4, 5 Richard Tee — organ 9 Hiram Bullock — electric guitar Steve Khan — six and twelve string electric guitars, acoustic rhythm guitar, high string guitar Hugh McCracken — acoustic guitar 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 Steve Burgh — acoustic guitar 3, 7electric guitar 4 Doug Stegmeyer — bass guitar Liberty DeVitto — drums Ralph MacDonald — percussion 2, 3, 8, 9 Phil Woods — alto saxophone 3 Patrick Williams — orchestration Patti Austin — backing vocals The River Of Dreams - Billy Joel - Piano Man - The Very Best Of Billy Joel (CD) Lani Groves — backing vocals 9 Gwen Guthrie — backing vocals 9 Phoebe Snow — backing vocals 9 Production [ edit ] The River Of Dreams - Billy Joel - Piano Man - The Very Best Of Billy Joel (CD) Ramone — producer, engineer Jim Boyer — engineer Ted Jensen — mastering at Sterling Sound New York.
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