Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel

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Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel
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Greatest hits album by Billy Joel
Released November 15, 2004
Recorded 1971-1993
Genre Pop, rock
Length 79:43
Label Columbia
Billy Joel chronology
The Essential Billy Joel
(2001)
Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel
(2004)
My Lives
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 4/5 stars[2]

Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel is a greatest hits album, by Billy Joel, originally released on 15 November 2004 on its own, but the album was re-released on 10 July 2006, with a DVD also in the package. The CD contains 18 of his biggest hits, and the DVD contains 10 videos (some of which are live).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Tell Her About It"   An Innocent Man, 1983 3:50
2. "Uptown Girl"   An Innocent Man 3:15
3. "Piano Man" (Single version) Piano Man, 1973 4:34
4. "New York State of Mind"   Turnstiles, 1976 6:02
5. "The River of Dreams"   River of Dreams, 1993 4:05
6. "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"   Glass Houses, 1980 2:55
7. "We Didn't Start the Fire"   Storm Front, 1989 4:28
8. "Goodnight Saigon"   The Nylon Curtain, 1982 7:01
9. "My Life" (Radio edit) 52nd Street, 1978 3:51
10. "She's Always a Woman"   The Stranger, 1977 3:20
11. "She's Got a Way" (Live) Songs in the Attic, 1981; originally from Cold Spring Harbor, 1971 2:59
12. "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant"   The Stranger 7:33
13. "An Innocent Man"   An Innocent Man 5:18
14. "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)"   The Stranger 3:29
15. "Only the Good Die Young"   The Stranger 3:53
16. "All About Soul" (Radio edit) River of Dreams 4:17
17. "Honesty"   52nd Street 3:49
18. "Just the Way You Are" (Radio edit) The Stranger 3:20

Australian version[edit]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Tell Her About It"   An Innocent Man 3:50
2. "Uptown Girl"   An Innocent Man 3:15
3. "Don't Ask Me Why"   Glass Houses 2:56
4. "Piano Man"   Piano Man 4:34
5. "New York State of Mind"   Turnstiles 6:02
6. "The River of Dreams"   River of Dreams 4:05
7. "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"   Glass Houses 2:55
8. "We Didn't Start the Fire"   Storm Front 4:29
9. "Goodnight Saigon"   The Nylon Curtain 7:01
10. "My Life" (Radio edit) 52nd Street 3:51
11. "She's Always a Woman"   The Stranger 3:20
12. "She's Got a Way" (Live) Songs in the Attic; originally from Cold Spring Harbor 2:59
13. "Scandinavian Skies"   The Nylon Curtain 5:57
14. "An Innocent Man"   An Innocent Man 5:18
15. "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)"   The Stranger 3:29
16. "Only the Good Die Young"   The Stranger 3:53
17. "All About Soul" (Radio edit) River of Dreams 4:17
18. "Honesty"   52nd Street 3:49
19. "Just the Way You Are"   The Stranger 3:20

DVD[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Tell Her About It"    
2. "Uptown Girl"    
3. "Piano Man" (Live)  
4. "New York State of Mind" (Live)  
5. "The River of Dreams"    
6. "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"    
7. "We Didn't Start the Fire"    
8. "Goodnight Saigon" (Live)  
9. "My Life"    
10. "All About Soul" (Live)  

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Billy Joel Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  2. ^ Llewellyn, Sian (February 2005). "Billy Joel 'Piano Man: The Very Best Of'". Classic Rock. 76. London, UK: Future Publishing Ltd. p. 105. 
  3. ^ "Chartverfolgung / JOEL,BILLY / Longplay". Music Line (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ 2005年01月第4週の邦楽アルバムランキング情報 (PHP). Oricon Style (in Japanese). Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
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  7. ^ "Billy Joel – Piano Man – The Very Best of (Album)" (ASP). Austrian Charts (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending July 27, 2006" (JSP). GfK Chart-Track. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Billy Joel – Piano Man – The Very Best of (Album)" (ASP). New Zealand Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Chart Archive: Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive – June 26th, 2010". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Billy Joel – Piano Man: The Very Best of". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  13. ^ "Irish album certifications – Billy Joel – Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel". Irish Recorded Music Association. 
  14. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Billy Joel – Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan.  Select 2005年6月 on the drop-down menu
  15. ^ "Certificaciones – Billy Joel" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  16. ^ UNSUPPORTED OR EMPTY REGION: South Africa.
  17. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (9 May 2009). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. – via Google Books. 
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Billy Joel – Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search