Top Adult Contemporary: Because "Piano Man" was at the time only a moderate hit in the US, the song was not played often on American radio during the next three or four years. Later inafter being signed to Mercury Nashville and releasing her first album Shania TwainTwain met Robert John "Mutt" Langewhom she would collaborate extensively with and marry at the end of the year. Joel has stated that all of the characters depicted in the song were based on real people. This song was released as downloadable content for Rock Band 3along with 11 of Joel's other songs.
However, following the massively successful release of Joel's album The Stranger and Joel's quick subsequent rise to superstardom, the song would soon become one of his most well-known and loved songs.
Piano Man (song)
It's not only girl power, it's gay power. When originally issued as a single, the song was deemed too long by Columbia Records executives 5 minutes and 38 secondsso two verses were cut in half and spliced together for the release as a 45, clocking in at 4 minutes and 33 seconds. Ultimate Classic Rock placed it at no. It was first released as a single on November 2,and then as the second track on Joel's Piano Man album and was later released on several greatest hits collections. Retrieved December 26, For the Billy Joel album of the same name, see Piano Man album. Retrieved December 19,