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 discussed or his music played.

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
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.
83 December 16, 2018 Mentioned by name
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