I’m going to try to make personal rankings/lists more often just to see where I stand at the moment and I can update them in the future when my opinions change (because they always do). It’s just something fun to motivate me to post more often.
Starting with Billy Joel since I am going his concert tonight after all.
10. My life
9. She’s Got a Way
7. Tomorrow is Today
From what I’ve heard so far of Billy Joel’s first studio album, Cold Spring Harbor, I have really enjoyed. I might do a post about this whole album in the future.
6. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
I’m a really big fan of storytelling in songs. That’s what attracts me to country music.
5. Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
4. The Stranger
3. Piano Man
Who doesn’t love this shit
2. Only the Good Die Young
I may be totally sick of hearing this song, but still undeniably one of the best and still one of my favorites. I just have to listen to it sparingly- the same way I feel about pretty much anything from Fleetwood Mac.
1. Just the Way You Are
The first time I heard this song I was bored immediately. The simple lyrics were tiring and only reaffirmed my prior belief that Billy Joel was nothing but a bubblegum songwriter. A couple more listens and I am totally hooked man I absolutely love this song. It’s so beautiful and simple. When he said “I don’t want clever conversation, I never want to work that hard,” that was all I needed. Great song.
I’ll try to update this post in the future some time. This list is 100% likely to change.