"We Didn't Start the Fire" is a song by Billy Joel which chronicles 120 well-known events, people, things, and places widely noted during his lifetime, from 1949 to 1989, when the song was released on his album Storm Front. Joel explained that he wrote this song due to his interest in history; he commented that he would have wanted to be a history teacher had he not become a rock and roll singer. Unlike most of Joel's songs, here, the lyrics were written before the melody, owing to the song's somewhat unusual style. Nevertheless, the song was a huge commercial success and provided Billy Joel with his third Billboard #1 hit.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
80's Video Blast of the Week
In 1989 Billy Joel released his eleventh studio album, Storm Front. From this album came one of his most famous and influential songs, "We Didn't Start the Fire".