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Billy Joel “Turn The Lights Back On” Official Music Video

Billy Joel is back on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for the first time in decades with his first single in 31 years ‘Turn the Lights Back On”.  The release was well worth the wait, as it is a great song, and classic Billy Joel, really.  He even performed it at The Grammy Awards a couple of weeks ago to a well-deserved standing ovation.

Well, it just go better with his music video for “Turn the Lights Back On”- now THIS was a great use of AI, as it’s basically Billy Joel throught the years performing the same song:

Ok, for some reason I started tearing up at this.

My entire life, I’ve loved Billy Joel- he has always been a staple- and seeing this is strangely poignant.

Maybe I’m just emotional this morning, or just feeling my middle age, but this video hit me hard.

Dammit, Billy Joel.

But seriously, how great is this video?

I’m totally down with AI if it’s used like this.


Billy Joel “Turn the Lights Back On”

I was so excited this moring to get to hear the new Billy Joel!

As a fan since I was a kiddo, I was definiely excited to hear his first new release in 31 years. His last was “River of Dreams”, if you can believe that.  Now, Billy has been on the road and performing almost nonstop, but we haven’t gotten anything new until about thirty minues ago.

Here is Billy Joel’s  “Turn the Lights Back On”:

Ahhh… yes. I love it. Classic Billy Joel.  That voice, piano, and strong lyrics… my man still has it!

Oddly enough, Billy didn’t want to sing on the new track that he wrote. He was hoping for someone else like Adele to do it, who is co-writer Freddy Wexler thought of, but in the end, Billy ended up singin on it, and thank goodness he did!

We needed new Billy Joel in this world.

So, yes, loving the new song, and I can’t wait to see Billy Joel perform it at The Grammy Awards Sunday night on CBS!

Also, I shall leave you with one of my favorite Billy Joel songs of all time below:

There’s two of them. I can’ choose right now.

Or… this…

Gah… I forgot you could smoke indoors in  public at one point. Billy makes it work.

Such an icon.

Fall Out Boy Updated Version of “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

It’s been being said for years that someone needs to do a modern-day version of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, and finally Fall Out Boy stepped up to the plate and took a pretty solid swing at it!

Let’s be real, 2020 alone deserves it’s own song, but FOB did a pretty solid job on covering hot topics from the past few decades.

Pretty freaking cool…

I mean, there’s no way everything that happened could be mentioned in just a few minutes, and obviously it’s NOT chronological, but still, it was fun to listen to.

Any guessed what a version 40 years from now would mention? Kind of scary to think about, right?