Tuesday 4/27/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Billy Joel Top 30 Hits

William Martin “Billy” Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, “Piano Man,” in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 is the third best-selling album in the United States by discs shipped.

Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards throughout his career. He has sold over 150 million records worldwide.

Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006). In 2001, Joel received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2013, Joel received the Kennedy Center Honors, the nation’s highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts. With the exception of the 2007 songs “All My Life” and “Christmas in Fallujah,” Joel stopped writing and releasing pop/rock material after 1993’s River of Dreams. However, he continues to tour, and he plays songs from all eras of his solo career in his concerts.

1The River of Dreams
2Uptown Girl
3We Didn’t Start the Fire
4My Life
5Tell Her About It
6You’re Only Human (Second Wind)
7All About Soul
8I Go to Extremes
9Just the Way You Are
11An Innocent Man
12It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me
13All Shook Up
14She’s Always a Woman
15The Longest Time
16A Matter of Trust
17You May Be Right
18Leave a Tender Moment Alone
19Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
20Modern Woman
23Piano Man 
24The Downeaster ‘Alexa’
25Don’t Ask Me Why
26And So It Goes
27This Is the Time
28Keeping the Faith
29Big Shot
30Sometimes a Fantasy