Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Billy Joel Releases A New Pop Song
For whatever reason, Billy Joel has decided to release a new pop song. He famously walked away from his recording career, devoting himself to classical music and pop tours that revived old hits and made him tons of money. Few artists walk away when they're on top like Billy Joel, whose last pop album was 1993's "River Of Dreams," which sold a substantial five million copies in the US alone. We've heard about "All My Life," the song he wrote for his current flame for years. We'll finally be able to hear it February 7 on People.com as a streaming audio. From Feb 20 to March 6 it will be available for sale at iTunes and a CD single will follow sometime later. The darn thing is even produced by Phil Ramone. I'll eat my shirt if it doesn't go Top 40 and become a massive hit on adult contemporary stations. Joel will also perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl -- and wouldn't he make a great half-time act in the future? My one unfinished bit of business for Joel? I'd love to see him do a real concert in Central Park. Not one of those exclusive, half-assed things, but a come-one, come-all event. It would be tremendous fun.