Billy Joel Favorites Songbook Series

Are you a fan of the one and only "piano man?" Come and explore the Billy Joel Favorites Songbook series featuring piano solo arrangements of his greatest hits arranged by Jennifer Eklund.

This post is part one of the Billy Joel Favorites Songbook Series.
Billy Joel Favorites Songbook Series

🎹 About Billy Joel

Billy Joel is a renowned American singer-songwriter and pianist who gained immense success and recognition for his versatile musical talents. Born in 1949, Joel’s career spans decades and encompasses various genres, from rock and pop to ballads and even classical compositions. He rose to prominence in the 1970s with hits like “Piano Man,” showcasing his piano skills and distinctive voice. Throughout the 1980s, he produced an array of chart-topping albums and singles, including “Uptown Girl,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” and “Tell Her About It.” His ability to craft relatable lyrics and memorable melodies endeared him to audiences around the world.

In addition to his commercial success, Joel’s career is marked by accolades and achievements. He’s won multiple Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His album “52nd Street” even received the prestigious Grammy for Album of the Year. Beyond his pop hits, Joel’s works have delved into more serious themes, showcasing his songwriting depth. He also achieved remarkable success with his live performances, particularly his historic concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Joel’s enduring influence and legacy as a prolific songwriter, pianist, and performer have solidified his place as an iconic figure in the music industry.


This series of articles will include:

  1. An overview of each songbook in the series including links to each individual song and a video playlist of all the songs in each volume.

  2. Featured Favorites: this is where I highlight some of my personal favorites from each volume. Roll down memory lane and watch original music videos of my favorites and learn more about these hits.

Hopefully this series will help you discover some new tunes along the way!


👋 Do you have a favorite Billy Joel tune? Drop us a comment!



Jennifer Eklund
Written by Jennifer Eklund
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks. She is also a Signature Artist with Musicnotes.com with a large catalog of popular music titles for musicians of all levels.

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