Tag: Billy Joel

05-Nov

This Day In Music, November 5th

On this day in 1983: Billy Joel went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Uptown Girl’, which stayed at the top of the chart for five weeks. It would be Billy Joel’s only #1 hit in the U.K. The song was initially written about his relationship with his then-girlfriend Elle Macpherson, but it […]

24-Sep

This Day In Music, September 24th

On this day in 1983: Billy Joel went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Tell Her About It’, the ‘Piano Man’s’ second U.S. #1, a #4 hit in the U.K. In the lyrics of the song, the singer exhorts a young man to tell the woman he loves how he feels about her […]

28-Jul

This Day In Music, July 28th

On this day in 1980: Billy Joel was enjoying his second and final week in the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me.” The song spent 11 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and was the 7th biggest hit of 1980 according to American Top […]

18-Jul

This Day In Music, July 18th

On this day in 1980: Billy Joel held the top position on both the U.S. album and singles charts. His album Glass Houses contained his first and biggest #1 hit, ‘It’s Still Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me.’ The song spent 11 weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the 7th biggest hit […]

14-Jun

This Day In Music, June 14th

On this day in 1980: Billy Joel started a six-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Glass Houses’, his second U.S. #1 album. The album features Joel’s first song to peak at #1 on Billboard’s Pop Singles chart, ‘It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.’ On this day in 1987: Madonna played […]

15-Apr

This Day In Music, April 15th

On this day in 1982: Billy Joel was reported to be in ”quite good” condition after major surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. The singer broke his left wrist when his 1978 Harley Davidson hit a car on Long Island, New York. The hospital switchboard was jammed with calls from his fans, […]

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