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William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man", he has been making music since the 1960s, releasing popular albums throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.[1] Billy Joel is one of Ezra's favorite musicians and has been featured in several episodes.


Episodes in which Billy Joel is prominently discussed.

Episode No. Date Details
1 July 12, 2015 “The River of Dreams”, “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”, “The Longest Time”, and “Big Shot” are played
2 July 26, 2015 Ezra begins the episode with a Billy Joel impression, and comments that he played too many of Joel's songs on the previous episode
16 April 24, 2016 Ezra and Jake discuss what changes would be make to Joel's music had he been able to talk openly with music journalists regarding their criticisms of his work. “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” is played.
21 July 3, 2016 Billboard's most prominent New York musician. "Uptown Girl" is played, and Joel's marriage to Christie Brinkley is discussed.
25 August 28, 2016 Discussion of Toots Thielemans, including his work on "Leave a Tender Moment Alone", which is played
27 September 25, 2016 Talk on Joel's second career motorcycle shop. "Uptown Girl" is played
29 October 23, 2016 Discussion on Joel's appearance on "Pepsi Hitline USA". "The River of Dreams" is played.
55 November 5, 2017 "Allentown" discussion with Tim Heidecker. The song is also played
72 July 15, 2018 Discussion on Joel's pastiche of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. "Uptown Girl" is played
104 November 3, 2019 Billy Joel's Long Island roots, and deep discussion on an upcoming "arc-thology" television show based on characters from Joel's songs. A Billy Joel Cinematic Universe (the BJU) is proposed. "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)", "Piano Man", "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant", and "Uptown Girl" are played.