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
ReleasedNovember 15, 2004
Recorded1971-1993
GenrePop, rock
Length79:43
LabelColumbia
Billy Joel chronology
The Essential Billy Joel
(2001)
Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel
(2004)
My Lives
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock4/5 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.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Tell Her About It"An Innocent Man, 19833:50
2."Uptown Girl"An Innocent Man3:15
3."Piano Man" (Single version)Piano Man, 19734:34
4."New York State of Mind"Turnstiles, 19766:02
5."The River of Dreams"River of Dreams, 19934:05
6."It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"Glass Houses, 19802:55
7."We Didn't Start the Fire"Storm Front, 19894:28
8."Goodnight Saigon"The Nylon Curtain, 19827:01
9."My Life" (Radio edit)52nd Street, 19783:51
10."She's Always a Woman"The Stranger, 19773:20
11."She's Got a Way" (Live)Songs in the Attic, 1981; originally from Cold Spring Harbor, 19712:59
12."Scenes from an Italian Restaurant"The Stranger7:33
13."An Innocent Man"An Innocent Man5:18
14."Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)"The Stranger3:29
15."Only the Good Die Young"The Stranger3:53
16."All About Soul" (Radio edit)River of Dreams4:17
17."Honesty"52nd Street3:49
18."Just the Way You Are" (Radio edit)The Stranger3:20

Australian version[edit]

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Tell Her About It"An Innocent Man3:50
2."Uptown Girl"An Innocent Man3:15
3."Don't Ask Me Why"Glass Houses2:56
4."Piano Man"Piano Man4:34
5."New York State of Mind"Turnstiles6:02
6."The River of Dreams"River of Dreams4:05
7."It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"Glass Houses2:55
8."We Didn't Start the Fire"Storm Front4:29
9."Goodnight Saigon"The Nylon Curtain7:01
10."My Life" (Radio edit)52nd Street3:51
11."She's Always a Woman"The Stranger3:20
12."She's Got a Way" (Live)Songs in the Attic; originally from Cold Spring Harbor2:59
13."Scandinavian Skies"The Nylon Curtain5:57
14."An Innocent Man"An Innocent Man5:18
15."Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)"The Stranger3:29
16."Only the Good Die Young"The Stranger3:53
17."All About Soul" (Radio edit)River of Dreams4:17
18."Honesty"52nd Street3:49
19."Just the Way You Are"The Stranger3:20

DVD[edit]

No.TitleLength
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. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Chartverfolgung / JOEL,BILLY / Longplay". Music Line (in German). Media Control Charts. 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" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Type Billy Joel in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and The Very Best of Billy Joel in the box under TÍTULO
  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. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.