The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
810-Billy Joel-We Didn’t Start The Fire.
1989-Number 7 single.
Best Bit-At 0.14 Let the history lesson commence.
Billy Joel got the idea for the song when he had just turned 40.He was in a recording studio and someone who had just turned 21 said to him ‘it’s a terrible time to be 21.’Joel replied to him ‘yeah,i thought it was an awful time and we had Vietnam.’Joel was always mad keen on history and putting pen to paper listed in almost chronological order several significant people and events.In total there are 119 items mentioned starting in 1949 and ending in 1989.Billy Joel has stated he has no plans to make a follow up covering 1990 onwards.
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