Billy Joel discography

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Billy Joel discography

Billy Joel performing in Jacksonville, Florida in 2007.
Releases
Studio albums13
Live albums5
Compilation albums15
Singles62
Video albums10
Music videos50
Promotional singles3
 
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Billy Joel discography

Billy Joel performing in Jacksonville, Florida in 2007.
Releases
Studio albums13
Live albums5
Compilation albums15
Singles62
Video albums10
Music videos50
Promotional singles3

The discography of American singer-songwriter Billy Joel consists of thirteen studio albums, five live albums, fifteen compilation albums, ten video albums, sixty-two singles, three promotional singles and fifty music videos.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
CAN
[4]
GER
[5]
JPN
[6]
NLD
[7]
NOR
[8]
NZ
[9]
UK
[10]
Cold Spring Harbor[A]
  • Released: November 1, 1971
  • Label: Family Productions
  • Formats: CS, 8T, LP
1584495
Piano Man[B]
  • Released: November 9, 1973
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CS, 8T, LP
27142611298
Streetlife Serenade
  • Released: October 11, 1974
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CS, 8T, LP
358516
Turnstiles[C]
  • Released: May 19, 1976
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CS, 8T, LP
12212286
The Stranger
  • Released: September 29, 1977
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CS, 8T, LP
222336224
52nd Street
  • Released: October 13, 1978
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CS, 8T, LP
1141199335110
Glass Houses
  • Released: March 10, 1980
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CS, 8T, LP
121124620269
The Nylon Curtain
  • Released: September 23, 1982
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CS, 8T, LP
742012342191027
An Innocent Man
  • Released: August 8, 1983
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CS, 8T, LP
431236314912
  • RIAA: 7× Platinum[11]
  • BPI: 3× Platinum[13]
  • MC: 3× Platinum[12]
The Bridge
  • Released: July 29, 1986
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, 8T, LP
72181034220131238
Storm Front
  • Released: October 17, 1989
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
11104581495
River of Dreams
  • Released: August 10, 1993
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
11262323913
Fantasies & Delusions83
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
GER
[5]
JPN
[6]
NLD
[7]
NOR
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[20]
UK
[10]
Songs in the Attic
  • Released: September 14, 1981
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CS, 8T, LP
8951312303857
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[11]
Концерт
  • Released: October 26, 1987
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, 8T
381016391392
2000 Years: The Millennium Concert
  • Released: May 2, 2000
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CS, CD, download
40641768
12 Gardens Live
  • Released: June 13, 2006
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, download
142211805295
Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert
  • Released: March 8, 2011
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD, download
354141
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
GER
[5]
JPN
[6]
NLD
[7]
NOR
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[20]
UK
[10]
Billy Joel: The Box Set45
Greatest Hits - Volume I & Volume II[D]
  • Released: July 1, 1985
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, 8T, LP
6230334711457
Starbox
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD
20
Souvenir: The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD
1
A Voyage on the River of Dreams
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD
337047
Greatest Hits Volume III
  • Released: August 19, 1997
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
912723151871823
The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-1997
  • Released: October 13, 1997
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
201733
The Ultimate Collection[E]
  • Released: December 20, 2000
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP
125819363234
The Essential Billy Joel[F]
  • Released: October 2, 2001
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD
155014157
Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel[G]
  • Released: November 15, 2004
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, download
14159317137
My Lives
  • Released: November 22, 2005
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD box set
171175
The Hits
  • Released: November 16, 2010
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD, download
34
She's Always a Woman: Love Songs
  • Released: November 23, 2010
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD
113
Billy Joel: The Complete Albums Collection
  • Released: November 8, 2011
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD box set
Opus Collection
  • Released: March 20, 2012
  • Label: Starbucks
  • Formats: CD
80
She's Got A Way: Love Songs
  • Released: January 22, 2013
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
US
Video

[32]
The Video Album - Volume I2
The Video Album - Volume II
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: CBS
  • Formats: LaserDisc, VHS
4
Eye of the Storm
  • Released: May 15, 1990
  • Label: CBS
  • Formats: LaserDisc, VHS
16
Live at Yankee Stadium
  • Released: November 21, 1990
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: VHS
15
Greatest Hits Volume III: The Video
  • Released: October 13, 1997
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
24
The Essential Video Collection
  • Released: November 20, 2001
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
17
Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel
  • Released: November 15, 2004
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: DVD
My Lives
  • Released: November 22, 2005
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: DVD
The Essential 3.0
  • Released: August 26, 2008
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: DVD
Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert
  • Released: March 8, 2011
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: DVD
1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
US
[33]
US
AC

[34]
AUS
[35]
AUT
[3]
CAN
[36]
GER
[37]
JPN
[38]
NLD
[7]
NOR
[8]
NZ
[9]
UK
[39]
"Piano Man"[H]19732542010136Piano Man
"Worse Comes to Worst"197480
"Travelin' Prayer"7731
"The Ballad of Billy the Kid"
"The Entertainer"197534308930Streetlife Serenade
"Say Goodbye to Hollywood"1976Turnstiles
"James"7716
"Just the Way You Are"19773162619The Stranger
"Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)"174099113135
"Only the Good Die Young"2418
"She's Always a Woman"[I]17237121529
"The Stranger"1978592
"My Life"326113372261252nd Street
"Big Shot"197914911336
"Honesty"2498016533138
"Until the Night"50
"All for Leyna"198040Glass Houses
"You May Be Right"7482866023
"It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"1451012114
"Don't Ask Me Why"191442
"Sometimes a Fantasy"3621
"Say Goodbye to Hollywood" (live)1981173527Songs in the Attic
"You're My Home" (live)100
"She's Got a Way" (live)198223446
"Pressure"201697824The Nylon Curtain
"Allentown"1983171949211
"Goodnight Saigon"[J]56129
"Tell Her About It"1195583984An Innocent Man
"Uptown Girl"321184186410311
"An Innocent Man"1012316148
"The Longest Time"198414115361225
"Leave a Tender Moment Alone"[J]27176582129
"This Night"8878
"Keeping the Faith"1838138
"You're Only Human (Second Wind)"198592615221594Greatest Hits - Volume I & Volume II
"The Night Is Still Young"34138248
"Modern Woman"1986107212728The Bridge
"A Matter of Trust"10173154852
"This Is the Time"1817326
"Baby Grand"
(with Ray Charles)
198775378
"Back in the U.S.S.R." (live)339641Концерт
"We Didn't Start the Fire"19891527241117Storm Front
"Leningrad"90141553
"I Go to Extremes"19906448336434570
"The Downeaster 'Alexa'"5718252476
"That's Not Her Style"7797
"And So It Goes"3753024
"Shameless"199140
"All Shook Up"199292155428522627Honeymoon in Vegas soundtrack
"The River of Dreams"19933112245813River of Dreams
"All About Soul"2963495142832
"No Man's Land"7150
"Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)"199477182743
"To Make You Feel My Love"19975099099Greatest Hits Volume III
"Hey Girl"13
"New York State of Mind"
(with Tony Bennett)
2001Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues
"All My Life"200794Non-album single
"Christmas in Fallujah"
(featuring Cass Dillon)
A Good Thing Never Dies
"Christmas in Fallujah" (live)
(featuring Cass Dillon)
2008Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of singles, showing year released and album name
TitleYearAlbum
"Nocturne"1972Cold Spring Harbor
"If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You)"1975Piano Man
"When You Wish Upon a Star"1991Simply Mad About the Mouse

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
Main.
Rock

[34]
"Scandinavian Skies"198238The Nylon Curtain
"A Room of Our Own"27

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"We Didn't Start the Fire" (live)[40]1994N/AGrammy's Greatest Moments Volume II
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"[41]1999Rosie O'DonnellA Rosie Christmas
"New York State of Mind" (live)[42]2010Bruce Springsteen and the E Street BandThe 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts
"Born to Run" (live)[42]
"(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (A Tribute to Jackie Wilson)" (live)[42]Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Darlene Love, John Fogerty, Sam Moore, Tom Morello
"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"2013Johnny MathisSending You a Little Christmas

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
TitleYearDirector(s)
"Piano Man"-(1977 video made over alternate take, not album track)

Jon Small dir 1985 video using album track

"Say Goodbye to Hollywood"[43]1976N/A
"Travelin' Prayer" (live)
"Just the Way You Are" (live)1977
"The Stranger" (live)
"Stiletto" / "My Life"1978Steve Cohen
"Only the Good Die Young" (live)N/A
"Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)" (live)
"New York State of Mind" (live)
"Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" (live)
"Somewhere Along the Line" (live)
"Root Beer Rag" (live)
"Big Shot"1979Michael Negrin, Steve Cohen
"Honesty"Steve Cohen
"All for Leyna"1980
"You May Be Right"
"It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"
"Sometimes a Fantasy"George Gomes
"Say Goodbye to Hollywood" (live)1981Steve Cohen
"You're My Home" (live)
"Everybody Loves You Now" (live)
"Los Angelenos" (live)1982
"Pressure"Russell Mulcahy
"She's Right on Time"
"Allentown"
"Goodnight Saigon"1983Jay Dubin
"Tell Her About It"
"Uptown Girl"
"The Longest Time"1984
"Keeping the Faith"Howie Deutch
"You're Only Human (Second Wind)"1985Richard Friedman
"The Night Is Still Young"Neil Tardio
"A Matter of Trust"1986Russell Mulcahy
"Baby Grand"
(with Ray Charles)
1987Jon Small
"Back in the U.S.S.R." (live)N/A
"We Didn't Start the Fire"1989Chris Blum
"Leningrad"Kathy Dougherty
"I Go to Extremes"1990Paula Greif
"The Downeaster 'Alexa'"Andy Morahan
"That's Not Her Style"N/A
"And So It Goes"Joel Hinman, Jeff Schock
"Shameless" (live)1991Derek Horne
"When You Wish Upon a Star"Scott Garen
"All Shook Up"1992N/A
"The River of Dreams"1993Andy Morahan
"All About Soul"Lawrence Jordan
"No Man's Land"Gil Gilbert
"Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)"1994Marcus Nispel
"To Make You Feel My Love"1997Ernie Fritz
"Hey Girl"
"All My Life"2007N/A

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ Cold Spring Harbor originally peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Bubbling Under the Top LP's chart, which acts as a 16-album extension to the Billboard 200.[44] The album was then re-issued by Columbia in December 1983. All chart positions listed for Cold Spring Harbor are for its reissue.
  • B ^ Piano Man entered the UK Albums Chart following a 1984 re-issue. It entered the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart following a 2004 re-issue.
  • C ^ Turnstiles entered the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart following a 2004 re-issue.
  • D ^ Greatest Hits Volume I and II originally peaked at number 18 on the Norwegian Albums Chart before peaking at number 1 in 1994.
  • E ^ The Ultimate Collection originally peaked at number 21 on the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart before peaking at number 19 in 2007.
  • F ^ The Essential Billy Joel entered the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and the RIANZ Albums Chart following a 2008 reissue entitled The Essential 3.0.
  • G ^ Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel originally peaked at number 40 on the UK Albums Chart before peaking at number 7 in 2010.
  • H ^ "Piano Man" first entered the UK Singles Chart in 2008 and peaked at number 136.
  • I ^ "She's Always a Woman" peaked at number 53 on the UK Singles Chart in 1986 following a double A-side single re-release with "Just the Way You Are". It reentered the chart in 2010 and reached a new peak of 29.
  • J ^ ^ In the United Kingdom, "Goodnight Saigon" and "Leave a Tender Moment Alone" were released as a double A-side single.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Peak chart positions for albums in the United States:
  2. ^ a b c Peak chart positions for albums in Australia:
    • Piano Man, Streetlife Serenade, Turnstiles, The Stranger, 52nd Street, Glass Houses, The Nylon Curtain, An Innocent Man, The Bridge, Songs in the Attic, Концерт and Greatest Hits - Volume I & Volume II: Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
    • Storm Front, River of Dreams, 12 Gardens Live, Souvenir: The Ultimate Collection, A Voyage on the River of Dreams, Greatest Hits Volume III, The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-1997, The Ultimate Collection, The Essential Billy Joel and Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel: "Discography Billy Joel". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Discographie Billy Joel". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Canada:
  5. ^ a b c "charts.de: Billy Joel (Albums)". charts.de. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c Peak chart positions for albums in Japan:
  7. ^ a b c d "Discografie Billy Joel". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Discography Billy Joel". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Discography Billy Joel". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "Billy Joel" (select "Albums" tab). The Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "American certifications – Billy Joel". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Canadian certifications – Billy Joel". Music Canada. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "Billy Joel" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  14. ^ ""RIAJ > The Record > May 1995 > Page 5 > Certified Awards (March 1995)"". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  15. ^ "RIAJ > The Record > April 1994 > Page 5 > Certified Awards (February 1994)". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Japanese album certifications – ビリー・ジョエル – STORM FRONT" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  17. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Billy Joel)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  18. ^ a b c "Austrian certifications – Billy Joel" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved July 12, 2012.  Enter Billy Joel in the field Interpret. Click Suchen
  19. ^ "Japanese album certifications – ビリー・ジョエル – RIVER OF DREAMS" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  20. ^ a b "Discography Billy Joel". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  21. ^ ""RIAJ > The Record > December 1999 > Certified Awards (October 1999)"". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  22. ^ "Japanese album certifications – ビリー・ジョエル – ビリー・ザ・ベスト (2003 reissue)" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  23. ^ a b "Norwegian certifications" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  24. ^ ""RIAJ > The Record > November 1997 > Certified Awards (September 1997)"". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 1997 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  26. ^ a b "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2006 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  27. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2001" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Japanese album certifications – ビリー・ジョエル – ビリー・ザ・ヒッツ" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2008 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  30. ^ "Top 50 Albums Chart – Chart #1633 – Issue Date: 8 September 2008". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Japanese album certifications – ビリー・ジョエル – ピアノ・マン:ザ・ヴェリー・ベスト・オブ・ビリー・ジョエル" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  32. ^ Peak chart positions for albums on the Top Music Video chart in the United States:
  33. ^ "Billy Joel Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  34. ^ a b "Billy Joel - Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  35. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Australia:
  36. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Canada:
  37. ^ "charts.de: Billy Joel (Singles)". charts.de. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  38. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Japan:
    • All except "All My Life": Okamoto, Satoshi (2006). Oricon Single Chart Book: Complete Edition 1968-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. ISBN 4-87131-076-0. 
    • "All My Life":
  39. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the United Kingdom:
  40. ^ Huey, Steve. "Grammy's Greatest Moments, Vol. 2 > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  41. ^ Phares, Heather. "A Rosie Christmas > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  42. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  43. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUIgDKxQ-3c
  44. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (1972-04-08). "Bubbling Under the Top LP's". Billboard (April 8, 1972): p. 45. 

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