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:D | Reviewer: New York Girl | 5/14/10
Heyy!! I'm 12 and have my mothers taste in music, so this song is amazing! My mother and I were trying to sing it in the kitchen but could only get bits and pieces out, so I went on here. My friends think I'm strange for liking "old music". "old music" is the best music you can find. Billy Joel is fantastical and with every album I buy I love his songs even more. I have about 10 favorites, this one at the #1 spot!! He really is a musical genius. Also, for people stating opinions on here that really don't have to be stated, if you'll take it, I have some advice for you. As my musically challenged friends say, "Get a life. Why do you act, like, 80??" just hack off the last sentence. I'm sure there are better things you could be doing. Music is amazing (especially Billy Joel) . End of story.
PEACE , <3, New York, Music ~ T.M. Cuneo
Pardon me? | Reviewer: blestlyrical | 5/7/10
Anonymous how the heck could you compare Cheryl Cole to Billy Joel and MJ? What has she done that could ever even shake a stick at the talent of these two men?
Anyway, very clever song indeed. Word play, phrasing, historical context everything. Not as easy as it might appear. Billy is the man.
Story behind this song | Reviewer: tata | 4/26/10
I saw an interview and he said he'd planned on writing a rap song but was struggling. Then he was having a conversation with a young guy and they were discussing politics and the state of the world. The younger guy was blaming it on Joel's generation. ( Joel who never finished high school but was a big history buff) started naming all of these past events that led up to present day circumstances. He said that he realized that as he was naming these things it sounded like a rap song. If every student knew a little something about everyone of these names and events they'd know a 'condensed' account of most of the 20th century.
Your seriously are stupid | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/5/10
This song is classic.End of.The 2 only people that could compare with Billy Joel would be Micheal Jackson (R.I.P) and Cheryl Cole.End of. So if you don't like this song don't look up the lyrics to just slag him off.End of. Did you not think that people would disagree but like i was taught if you haven't got anything nice to say don't say it. THINK!!!! p.s ily u joe - w - <3
Shut up! | Reviewer: Satfire99 | 2/3/10
Even if he did use somethinegs from R.E.M or what ever,I would gladly let your know other famous peple took thigs from others. If you whant to call someone a joke, obama is one we can all laugh at. Ha!!!!!!!!
Be quite! | Reviewer: Satfire99 | 2/5/10
This is for all you haters, Billy joel rocks and so dose his song.
You whant to blame some one for this song being "bad", blame your shelf for your bad taste in music!! He might have gotten some ideas from REM but, I think you just whant to fuss.
LOL | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/9/09
BIlly Joel "bedding his daughters friends"
i dont even know if there is any truth to that, but ill say this.
1- he could "bed" me anytime, and im 26. why? because he is absolutely amazing. so maybe theres a reason he can "bed his daughters friends", just a thought. haha. sounds like you are just jealous that hes a pimp. :-P
2- comparing him to REM is a complete joke. seriously dude. hes billy freakin joel. that'd be like comparing the beatles to 98 degrees or something, theres no comparison.
NO CONTEST | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/8/09
R.E.M or Billy Jole, no real challenge. O.K i'll give "the world as we know it" to R.E.M but Billy Jole is soooooooooooooooooooooooo..... much better. THERE IS NO CONNECTION to R.E.M or any other song. "The catcher in the rye." anyone who who can put this into a song has true talent. any one who has anything to say I dare you to go to a Hard core 80's fan who grew up with this song and tell them otherwise....... THEY WILL KILL YOU. ^.^
O_o | Reviewer: rewazi | 9/12/09
What's the argument about REM and Billy Joel? This song and It's the End of the World are only alike in that the singer talks fast. Also, both are very good groups (though I prefer Billy Joel ^.^) but that's completely opinion based. I'm not sure how a person can say one band is better than another; especially when there reasoning is based off of more opinions.
jemimah | Reviewer: jemimah squiggle savins | 8/11/09
Excuse me, but R.E.M. isn't even half as talented as Billy Joel and they'll be lucky to have even 1/4 the talent that BIlly Joel has. R.E.M.'s song :The End of The World as we Know it" is about, well, the end of the world. This song is about history, so how could you even see a resemblance between the two? And how in the world has Billy Joel ripped off the Beatles, Dylan, OR Doo-Wop, Michael? Please explain it, because I think there's something I'm missing here.
gemma | Reviewer: gemma maree davis | 8/11/09
alright look i learned about this song in history TODAY!!! and Billy Joel wrote this song about the Cold War chronologically by HIS LIFE! he went thru his life and put in important facts and things like that that had happend up to the time he wrote the song. Like the person above im also doing a report on the song because of its ties with the Cold War so idk who R.E.M. is but this was no ripoff. GO BILLY JOEL THIS SONG IS AWESOME!!!!!!!
emily kate boys | Reviewer: emily kate boys | 8/11/09
It seems to me that since you know as much about your spelling as you do about anything to do with music and a little thing called "hypacritical comments", i would strongly advise that before you go shooting people down for having a (deserved,nonjudgemental, personal) opinion, you should really reobserve your own literature. Because, as you spent the first 5 lines of your statement saying that "Anonymous" was being biast and then finished the 5th line with,"that was theyr preference", followed by another 9 lines stating exacly why Billy Joel was better than REM, wouldnt that be stating your preference... sir?
Now... I just came on here because i was looking up the lyrics because im assisting a young man with his homework. And to find this bullshit on here is absolutely disgusting. Slagging someone for having an opinion is so wrong, and you really feel embarrassed for putting your name to such an angry, hate filled, non truthful, unfactful piece of writting. This is a forum for people to ask questions, answer questions, find out information, give information, and to generally chat about anything to do with Billy Joel or associated with.
Different people have different opinions Mr Smart, and a negative approach to someones opinion is a direct attack towards their self esteem, confidence, self worth, and to anything they ever believed in, not to mention ever having the courage to speak out about anything again.
So next time you have something to say that if said to you would make you feel uncomfortable, dont say it at all.
Whether your opinion be right or wrong, everyone has the right to one!!
call me for a good time.
tarni jade rigby | Reviewer: tarni jade rigby | 8/5/09
It's The End Of The World As We Know It... | Reviewer: Michael | 4/14/09
...by R.E.M. came out in 1987. This song came out in 1989. Coincidence?
All you idiots saying 'did REM even exist then' need to learn your musical history, learn how to use google, and learn how to shut the hell up before you open your mouth's and prove your ignorance. This song is an obvious rip-off.
Billy Joel is, was and always will be a hack. If he's not ripping off R.E.M., it's Dylan, the Beatles or early Doo-Wop. He should stick to what he's good at - i.e. bedding his daughter's friends.
WOW | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/18/09
In the end Billy wins, he wrote a song about a controversial time and look what's happened.
It's not a good song unless you've got people arguing for and against it. Why compare these two? Both are great in their own right. Just enjoy what we have taken from them.
Krissy | Reviewer: The Zombie | 7/1/09
It's awesome to read about a kid your age so into music. A teacher at my ex girlfriends school used this song to teach about all these things. I'm 35, and most of these things are before my time also. Here is a cool website that is devoted to this song. http://www.teacheroz.com/fire.htm Now as far as these people arguing about what band is better, it's all subjective. Don't waste your time. It's a great song. Very clever, upbeat, and well written. Later...
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