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October 13, 2020

EP 018 - Billy Joel Cover Songs By Other Artists

Sometimes, the best way to find out what makes a songwriter special is hearing someone else sing their songs. Listening to how other artists interpret their work brings out aspects of the music that weren’t as obvious before. 

 

That’s what Michael and Jack discovered when they put this episode together. This week, They're diving into versions of Billy Joel songs performed by other people. To do it, we compiled more than two dozen versions of Billy’s music performed by other artists. 

 

For the most part, we stuck to songs that were officially released or performed on television. The styles range from 60s blue-eyed soul to 80s pop, country sensations to punk and indie rockers. The arrangements varied from straight-ahead covers to nearly unrecognizable renditions.  Also featured are 2 Billy covers by drummer Liberty DeVitto's former band The Fun(k) Club that have never before been released!

 

Join us, as we go through the good, the great, the bad, and the bizarre Billy Joel covers. We’ll talk through these new versions and what we learned about the original performances along the way.

 

Songs covered include:

 

  • Beyonce - Honesty
  • Diana Krall - Just The Way You Are
  • Joan Baez - Goodnight Saigon
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo - River of Dreams
  • The Hoosiers - We Didn't Start The Fire
  • The Creak - Sleeping With The Television On
  • Sheena Easton - The Entertainer
  • Garth Brooks - Shameless
  • Westlife - Uptown Girl
  • Dolly Parton - Travelin' Prayer
  • Helen Reddy - You're My Home
  • Jennifer Warnes - And So It Goes
  • TexasFrets - Souvenir
  • The Manhattans - Everybody Has A Dream
  • Andy Mientus feat. Jennifer Hudson - Everybody Loves You Now
  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Uptown Girl
  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Only The Good Die Young
  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - The Longest Time
  • Barry White - Just The Way You Are
  • Bayside - Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
  • Copeland - She's Always A Woman
  • Ronnie Spector and The E Street Band - Say Goodbye To Hollywood
  • Richard Marx - Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)
  • Peter, Paul & Mary - Summer, Highland Falls
  • Bill Medley - Until The Night
  • The Fun(k) Club - Handball
  • The Fun(k) Club - You May Be Right (Glass Houses Exclusive)
  • The Fun(k) Club - She's Got A Way (Glass Houses Exclusive)

 

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