Thursday, March 20, 2008

Leave A Tender Moment Alone

Recognize the post title?

It's a song from one of the greatest names in music - Billy Joel.



Guess who's got tickets?!

ME.

(And Clancy and his parents)

but ME!

The music in my sidebar will be featuring my favorite Billy Joel songs until the concert.

I cannot wait. One month and counting.

What is your favorite Billy Joel song?

58 comments:

pomjob said...

The Longest Time or Piano Man. Have fun!

midnite99 said...

Toss-up between "Getting Closer" and "This Night." It's awesome that you are going! (Even if I am SOOOOO jealous.)

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

My favorite, by far is "scenes from an italian restaurant" I love it. I've seen play live and he is total kick ass. You are going to have a blast.

cady said...

that's so awesome. i'm so jealous! i have a lot of favorites, but a couple are river of dreams and she's got a way.

Stephanie said...

Can I even tell you how crazy I am about Billy Joel!? I just got tickets too, for a show in May! My favorite song is Keepin' the Faith. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Gretchen said...

I am insanely jealous of you right now--I love Billy Joel!
My favorite is probably "Tell Her About It." Or maybe "The Longest Time" or "She's Got A Way." Heck, they're all my favorite!

pessimisticredhead said...

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant. I've always thought about writing a book or short story based on it... then I saw Moving Out and recognized someone had beat me to the punch@

3carnations said...

The Longest Time or She's Always a Woman. That's great - I'd love to see him in concert!

penelope23 said...

Just the way you are. My heart always melts when I hear it.

Scotty said...

I have a friend that karaokes We Didnt Start the Fire.. seriously. No monitor or anything, everyone ends up in awe.

JulyBug said...

Downeaster Alexa.
1. My dad is a fisherman.
2. It mentions my hometown!

I'm seeing him too! BUT Billy Joel is on my shit list at the moment. Shea Stadium, home of my beloved Mets, is done after this year and I got tickets to the very last concert there with Mr. Joel. Than the shitkicker decided to add another date after we bought them. So the very expensive tickets aren't even for the very last concert. Sad face.

Christa said...

ohmigod i am so jealous. AHHHH.

piano man. for sure. though there are many other loves...

lspoon said...

Good Night Saigon. It's such an emotional song. Love!

I am so jealous :)

Deutlich said...

Piano Man! I LOVE THAT SONG! Also? I'm terribly excited for you! Seriously!!

togethertheycome said...

Oh!! Love him!

She's Got A Way, Only the Good Die Young and one more....Uptown Girl.

Hehehe. I'm jealous of you! I'm busting out my Billy Joel cd on the way home from work!

Kate do Forno said...

Billy Joel rocks my socks...my sister (who is an insane live music enthusiast)...argues his Detroit show on tour with Elton John was the best concert she has ever been to in her life!

Favourite songs though... Goodnight my Angel (it's a song my grandfather and I share - makes me cry every time I hear it), New York State of Mind (cause I love the man when he gets all bluesy) and We Didn't Start the Fire (cause politics is my baby).

courtney said...

The Longest Time. And So It Goes. River of Dreams. New York State of Mind. Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel). Shameless.

Actually, you know, I could go on forever...

SO. JEALOUS.

When I was in High School, my choir director saw the tour he did with Elton John, and they had choreographed all of their hand movements on the pianos and had them up on the video screens and it was apparently the coolest thing ever.

Sigh.

Billy...

Jess said...

Oooooo I'm jealous! Piano Man is my favorite Billy Joel song. I could listen to it forever.

A Margarita said...

Uptown Girl!

Nilsa S. said...

I went to my first Billy Joel concert when I was 8 or 9. My parents brought me. I saw Christy Brinkley join him on stage. It was my first time I saw men dressed in drag and also the first time I smelled pot. I went to see him again when I was in high school. Great musician!

I always had a hankering for Piano Man.

Kristen said...

pianoman and uptown girl.

i'm jealous -- i love billy joel!

bloggingbarbie said...

I AM SO FUCKING JEALOUS.

And yes, that warranted the word "fucking" as an adjective.

My personal faves? She's Got A way, Just the Way You Are, Vienna, And So it Goes, Extremes, She's Always a Woman, The Longest Time...

Oh god, the list goes on and on and onnn......

freeandflawed.com said...

Honestly or Piano Man.

Have fun at the concert! Take pictures!

Passionista said...

River of Dreams, I bought the album just for that one song!

Psychgrad said...

I love singing Uptown Girl at karaoke.

k said...

I loooove him! If I had to pick a favorite, I'd choose Scenes from an Italian Resturant.

I saw in him concert when I was in college and it was one of the best concerts I've ever been too.

L Sass said...

Hands down, The Longest Time. One of my favorites to belt out in the shower!

Julie said...

She's Got a Way...

I love love love that song.

I've seen Billy before and if you're a big fan like me you will love love love him!!!

Katelin said...

I love love love "Only the Good Die Young", such a good song. Have a great time at the concert!

Are You Willing to Change? said...

Piano Man!! I'm so jealous! You'll have such a great time!

Daddy Dan said...

My favorite is definitely 'New York State of Mind.'

Vanessa said...

easy! Uptown Girl!

kristin b said...

i am so freaking jealous!

i love uptown girl. and, of course, vienna. why? because it speaks to me. :)

Yoda said...

Wow!!!

I'm jealous!!

My fave song? Its gotta be "We didn't start the fire" :-)

Kate said...

SOOOO jealous!!!! The Longest Time and Uptown Girl.. And River of Dreams

Trish Ryan said...

That is amazing. I saw him in concert with Elton John and it was SO GREAT. You're gonna love it.

My favorite song is the one with Brenda & Eddie. I can never remember the name, but I'll be humming it for the rest of the day now :)

Gretta James said...

I love uptown girl. That's my fave.

Ohh I bet he does a darn good concert tho.

Have fun

Gretta xx

So@24 said...

Write us a blog, you're the Piano Man!

...

That was lame. I'm sorry.

Silverstar said...

Lucky you!
I like "Piano man":)

Tipp said...

Uptown girl. Hands down.

Have a great time. That is so awesome.

The Underpaid Princess said...

I am so jealous! You are going to have a great time.

My favorite is "Only the Good Die Young."

Angela said...

I love so many Billy Joel songs! Piano Man was the first adult song that I learned all of the words to, so that one has a special place in my heart. Uptown Girl is also a long time favorite. Honestly, I'd be harder pressed to think of a Billy Joel song I didn't like. And I'm so glad to see that there are so many fans under the age of 30! I makes me feel so much less lame...

Alexa said...

love billy (because we are on a first name basis of course)!

i have so many favorite songs of his. vienna, captain jack, entertainer, big shot.

i also played piano man in a recital my senior year of high school (on the piano, duh)

your post just gave me a great blog idea about billy. thanks : )

about jenji said...

jenji's official ranking:

3. We Didn't Start the Fire

2. Pressure

1. Piano Man

He's fantastic live! ...totally present.

Enjoy thc concert and be well,
jenji

Amy said...

And So It Goes. My all time favorite. My husband and I shared our first date at a Billy concert back in 1991. Two years ago we celebrated our 8th anniversary with Billy. The best concerts I've ever been to...

1218Blog said...

Congrats on the tickets! New York State of Mind for sure!

Larissa said...

You lucky duck. I'm jealous!

I've always loved Longest Time and Uptown Girl - catchiest songs ever!

Ashley said...

oh my god. You are soooo lucky!!! I saw him two years ago and it was aaaamazing. You are going to have so much fun!!!

As for my favorite.....Only the Good Die Young, This Night and Uptown girl are my faves, but I really just love them all :)

Kim said...

Ok, it's official...I'm jealous!! My fave is between Only the Good Die Young and Uptown Girl...or maybe Piano Man...ooh no maybe Longest Time. Ok I give, there are too many. :-)

cdp said...

OMG I just peed in my pants! Are you SO FREAKING EXCITED?????

My fave? She's Got a Way. But let's get serious. They're all damn good.

I am so stoked for you! And will be expecting FULL details, my love.

Rebecca said...

I know it is cliche - but I love Piano Man! It is also the best karaoke choice of all time.

chasinglibby said...

oooh...i love uptown girl! and piano man!!

Megan said...

So exciting!

Hmm...I love "Uptown Girl," "She's Got a Way," and "Piano Man," but not always in that order.

And, may I say...I am completely jealous that you get to go see him! The closest I've gotten to a Billy Joel concert is that clip of Family Guy where they talk about the invention of singing (cavemen singing "For the Longest Time," if you haven't seen it-- truly brilliant).

Tara said...

That's exciting! I'm jealous.

"Movin' Out," "Big Shot," "She's Got a Way," and "Tell Her About It" are all some of my favorites. He has so many songs that I love, though.

poodlegoose said...

Oh, man! So super jealous. Vienna is my favorite, if I have to choose one. Hope you have a fab time :)

Miss A said...

ooh I like the really fast one - the one - I think it is "We Didn't Start the Fire" - the best protest song ever!! Try to learn all the words so you can sing along!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

I LOVE ME SOME BILLLLYYYY!!!! LOVE!!!

Fav song- Big Shot. LOVE IT.

brandy said...

"Uptown Girl". I'm such a cliche.

As for my interesting fact about Billy- one of my mom's friends grew up with him. Billy was friends with her older brother and would kick it at their house afterschool and play the piano. Later, my mom's friend (Maggie) moved to Canada and when Billy came to Calgary to play she got to hang out with him. Now he gives her free tickets whenever he's in town. Apparently, he's still the same guy that he was when he was young.

Isn't that nice to know that some people don't change with fame??

(Also, in case the above part was too happy- Maggie always shared such good stories on how Christie Brinkley was a snob.)