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. Billy Joel is one of Ezra's favorite musicians and has been featured in several episodes.
Episodes in which Billy Joel is prominently discussed.
|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.|