When it comes to music, I’ve got a pretty varied taste. Granted, the past decade or so I’ve been way out of touch. I’ll blame having kids on that one. But my CD collection includes everything from Iron Maiden to Billy Joel to the Dances With Wolves soundtrack.
I pretty much listen to all types except for Rap and Opera. Though I’d be curious to see a Rap Opera one of these days…
Anyways, I always liked Billy Joel. Way more than Elton John. To be honest, I was like most kids in college, I had the complete Billy Joel Greatest Hits. The mega 2-CD set that covered all the best of his early years. Great great stuff. I just love the way Billy can make a piano actually sound cool. And he didn’t even need a keytar to do it!
When I started taking piano lessons in high school, I picked up Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits sheet music and learned to play Piano Man (naturally) and one of my favorites: Pressure.
Well, Billy’s got a new album out called She’s Got A Way: Love Songs. Considering so many of Billy’s songs are about love and relationships, it must’ve been hard to cut this down to just one album. It’s a great collection to be sure, though I can’t imagine any Billy Joel collection being bad!
What I really like about this latest release is that it’s pretty much all over the place. It covers a huge variety of songs from Billy Joel’s lengthy career from the early ’70s to the late ’80s. There are a slew of great ones on here like “Just the Way You Are,” “She’s Always a Woman,” and “The Night is Still Young.” But for an average Billy Joel fan like myself, there are quite a few songs on here I’d never heard of!
Since I never owned any of the individual albums, plenty of b-sides and singles made the cut, yet they’re brand new to me. “Travelin’ Prayer,” “Temptation,” and “She’s Right on Time” are all fantastic tunes that I’ve never heard. So while this is a collection of old songs, there’s plenty of “new” on here for me.
She’s Got A Way: Love Songs are the love songs, ballads and sentimental favorites comprising a dream Billy Joel playlist for old and new romantics alike, bringing new context to classics like “Just the Way You Are,” “Honesty” and “She’s Always a Woman” while rediscovering forgotten masterpieces like “Travelin’ Prayer” (the b-side of the “Piano Man” single), Billy’s version of “Shameless” (a #1 country smash for Garth Brooks), and the haunting instrumental “Nocturne” (from 1971’s Cold Spring Harbor)
She’s Got A Way: Love Songs – track listing
- Travelin’ Prayer (single from Piano Man – 1973)
- The Night Is Still Young (single from Greatest Hits – Volume I and II – 1985)
- This Is The Time (single from The Bridge – 1986)
- She’s Got A Way (Live) (single from Songs in the Attic – 1981)
- Temptation (track from The Bridge – 1986)
- Nocturne (track from Cold Spring Harbor – 1971)
- Until The Night (from 52nd Street – 1978)
- She’s Right On Time (from The Nylon Curtain – 1982)
- You’re My Home (b-side of single from Piano Man – 1973)
- Just The Way You Are (single from The Stranger – 1977)
- She’s Always A Woman (single from The Stranger – 1977)
- State Of Grace (from Storm Front – 1989)
She’s Got a Way: Love Songs would make a great gift for Valentine’s Day for sure. It’s also just a great album to pop in the CD player (Okay, fine. Pop in your computer and import into iTunes).
Twelve great songs on one love-filled album. Billy Joel’s one of those timeless musicians who seems to capture a new audience with each new generation. Each audience is filled with wonder and awe and may even consider trying to purchase singing lessons or piano lessons in order to try to recreate this wonderful music.
She’s Got A Way: Love Songs just further proves the Piano Man himself is loved by millions. And for good reason.
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57 thoughts on “Win Billy Joel’s New CD She’s Got A Way: Love Songs (Ends 2/26)”
Only the Good Die Young!
Up Town Girl
To make you feel my love is my favorite song EVER!!
Up town girl
Up town girl
Just The Way You Are
She’s Always A Woman to Me
Piano Man, great song. Timeless.
I would love to win this prize.
Piano Man is my favorite.
She’s Always A Woman To Me
always have liked Just The Way You Are
Piano man is my favorite
my fav is “Uptown Girl”
Love She’s Always A Woman.
I love *the Piano Man*!
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Just the way you are…. i like piana man too
He’s known as the piano man so I like the song of the same name
Piano Man is my favorite
My favorite two songs are Uptown Girl and She’s got a way!
My favorite is “She’s Got a Way.” I love that song!
shes got a way just love that song
We didn’t start the fire and so many more!
Vienna is my favorite song.
She’s Got A Way is a beautiful one…and Just the Way You Are…and Honesty. Lots of good ones.
‘Vienna’ is my favorite
Such a hard question! It would be akin to asking about Elton John… 🙂 Let’s see: my first love and life-time friend Jeff and my songs were “Only the Good Die Young” , “River of Dreams” and “All about Soul.” My mom’s favorite song was “Goodnite My Angel”. My best friend got married and danced to “She’s Got A Way” with her husband. “Piano Man” is a song my dad used to sing to me when I was a kid. So many great memories, Mr. Joel. I would have to say, though, that I think mine is “Keeping the Faith” because it’s such a great, uplifting song. I love it and never tire of it.
She’s Always a Woman to me
Piano Man for sure !
“Vienna” “You’re My Home” and “Only the Good Die Young” are a three way tie…
piano man is a favorite
Oh, goodness; I don’t know. I have to admit that I do a bad job of even remembering what songs are his. (We didn’t listen to radio much when he was really big, so I heard his songs, but didn’t associate them with him ’til after I got married.) I might have to say I May Be Crazy, ’cause hubby likes to sing that one. 🙂
Actually, it’s hubby who is the BIG Billy Joel fan here! (‘though I like all of the songs that have been mentioned thus far in the comments. 🙂 )
I have loved Only The Good Die Young for…well, as long as I can remember! Just The Way You Are is a close second for me though. 🙂
I love so many of his songs…Piano Man and She’s Always a Woman and I May be Crazy (not sure if that’s the actual title)
My favorite Billy Joel song is Piano Man
Just the Way You Are
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE AND CODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD
GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD…HOW DID THAT HAPPEN
The Longest Time
I was hooked on Piano Man when I first heard it about 35 yrs ago… sigh… getting old, but still LOVE Billy Joel !!!!
I like We Didn’t Start the Fire.
Oh….picking one is so hard!! I love so many for different reasons. “Pressure” was playing when I was giving birth to one of my daughters. We used to sing them “Goodnight My Angel” when we put them to sleep. But I love the faster stuff that I listened to in college. ARGH!! Okay. I’m going with Scenes from an Italian Restaurant. That’s my final answer.
Hey, Tricia! Good to see you on here. And yes, picking ONE favorite is far from easy. I love “She’s Always a Woman” and “Pressure” equally because they both are so much fun to play on the piano. And Scenes is such a great long, tempo changing song.
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Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
Definitely piano man!
Piano Man is my all time favorite!