1978 song by Billy Joel describing a self-described, usually narcissistic ''big (wo)man on campus'', or a hot shot.
Because you had to be a big shot, didn't you/You had to open up your mouth/You had to be a big shot, didn't you/All your friends were so knocked out
A 1980 studio album by American singer/songwriter/pianist Billy Joel, went to number one on the album charts and has two of the 80s most memorable songs, ''You May Be Right'', and ''It's Still Rock and Roll To Me''. Critically well received because of Joel's versatility in his ability to shift from the jazz and pop themes of his previous albums to pure, new wave inspired rock and roll.
Glass Houses is now in its fifth week straight on top of the charts. Billy Joel really knows how to rock.
Given his inside position and outside perspective, it is no wonder that Joel's songs have often been taken as the statements of a "suburban troubadour balladeer."
1. A 1977 album by Billy Joel, ranked #70 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
2. Titular song from above album
3. A 1942 novel originally published in French by French author and philosopher Albert Camus
1. Man, I just bought a copy of The Stranger from Borders, this album truly is a magnum opus.
2. I've been listening to The Stranger on YouTube repeatedly lately, such a catchy song!
3. Jesus, after reading The Stranger, I feel like I'm having an existential crisis....
A 1976 studio album by American singer/songwriter/pianist Billy Joel; has several now famous standards like ''New York State of Mind'', ''Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway'', ''Say Goodbye To Hollywood'', and ''James''.
People think the Stranger is the best, but Turnstiles is clearly an underrated gem.