The List of Billy Joel Albums in Order of Release

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Having sold more than 150 million records, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world, released 13 studio albums, six live albums, 18 compilation albums, 10 video albums, 61 singles, three promotional singles and 45 music videos.

Commonly nicknamed the “Piano Man” after his single and signature song of the same name, he has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s, having released 12 pop and rock studio albums from 1971 to 1993 as well as one studio album of classical compositions in 2001. After dropping out of high school to pursue a music career, Joel took part in two short-lived bands, The Hassles and Attila, before signing a record deal with Family Productions and kicking off a solo career in 1971 with his first release Cold Spring Harbor. After releasing the albums Streetlife Serenade and Turnstiles in 1974 and 1976 respectively, Joel released his critical and commercial breakthrough album, The Stranger, in 1977. Joel’s next album, 52nd Street, was released in 1978 and became his first album to peak at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart. His seventh studio album, Glass Houses, in 1980 in an attempt to further establish himself as a rock artist; this release featured “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” (Joel’s first single to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart), “You May Be Right”, “Don’t Ask Me Why”, and “Sometimes a Fantasy”. His next album, The Nylon Curtain, in 1982, and stemmed from a desire from Joel to create more lyrically and melodically ambitious music. An Innocent Man, released in 1983, served as an homage to genres of music which Joel had grown up with in the 1950s, such as rhythm and blues and doo-wop; this release featured “Uptown Girl” and “The Longest Time”, two of his best-known songs. After releasing the albums The Bridge and Storm Front in 1986 and 1989 respectively, Joel released his twelfth studio album, River of Dreams, in 1993. He went on to release Fantasies and Delusions, a 2001 album featuring classical compositions composed by Joel and performed by British-Korean pianist Richard Hyung-ki Joo.

Across the 20 years of his solo career, Joel produced 33 top 40 hits in the U.S., all of which he wrote himself, and three of which (“It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me”, “Tell Her About It”, and “We Didn’t Start the Fire”) peaked at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Joel has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards, winning five of them, including Album of the Year for 52nd Street. In 1999 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and has received the Recording Industry Association of America Diamond Award, presented for albums that have sold over 10 million copies. So, if you are a die heart fan of Billy Joel Albums then check out here we have list of Billy Joel albums in order of release so far.


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  1. Cold Spring Harbor — November 1, 1971
  2. Piano Man — November 9, 1973
  3. Streetlife Serenade — October 11, 1974
  4. Turnstiles — May 19, 1976
  5. The Stranger — September 29, 1977
  6. 52nd Street — October 11, 1978
  7. Glass Houses — March 12, 1980
  8. The Nylon Curtain — September 23, 1982
  9. An Innocent Man — August 8, 1983
  10. The Bridge — July 29, 1986
  11. Storm Front — October 17, 1989
  12. River of Dreams — August 10, 1993
  13. Fantasies & Delusions — October 2, 2001


All Billy Joel Albums List in Order

1. Cold Spring Harbor (1971)

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  1. She’s Got a Way
  2. You Can Make Me Free
  3. Everybody Loves You Now
  4. Why Judy Why
  5. Falling of the Rain
  6. Turn Around
  7. You Look So Good to Me
  8. Tomorrow Is Today
  9. Nocturne
  10. Got to Begin Again


2. Piano Man (1973)

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  1. Travelin’ Prayer
  2. Piano Man
  3. Ain’t No Crime
  4. You’re My Home
  5. The Ballad of Billy the Kid
  6. Worse Comes to Worst
  7. Stop in Nevada
  8. If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You)
  9. Somewhere Along the Line
  10. Captain Jack


3. Streetlife Serenade (1974)

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  1. Streetlife Serenader
  2. Los Angelenos
  3. The Great Suburban Showdown
  4. Root Beer Rag
  5. Roberta
  6. The Entertainer
  7. Last of the Big Time Spenders
  8. Weekend Song
  9. Souvenir
  10. The Mexican Connection


4. Turnstiles (1976)

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  1. Say Goodbye to Hollywood
  2. Summer, Highland Falls
  3. All You Wanna Do Is Dance
  4. New York State of Mind
  5. James
  6. Prelude/Angry Young Man
  7. I’ve Loved These Days
  8. Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)


5. The Stranger (1977)

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  1. Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
  2. The Stranger
  3. Just the Way You Are
  4. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
  5. Vienna
  6. Only the Good Die Young
  7. She’s Always a Woman
  8. Get It Right the First Time
  9. Everybody Has a Dream


6. 52nd Street (1978)

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  1. Big Shot
  2. Honesty
  3. My Life
  4. Zanzibar
  5. Stiletto
  6. Rosalinda’s Eyes
  7. Half a Mile Away
  8. Until the Night
  9. 52nd Street


7. Glass Houses (1980)

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  1. You May Be Right
  2. Sometimes a Fantasy
  3. Don’t Ask Me Why
  4. It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me
  5. All for Leyna
  6. I Don’t Want to Be Alone
  7. Sleeping with the Television On
  8. C’était Toi (You Were the One)
  9. Close to the Borderline
  10. Through the Long Night


8. The Nylon Curtain (1982)

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  1. Allentown
  2. Laura
  3. Pressure
  4. Goodnight Saigon
  5. She’s Right on Time
  6. A Room of Our Own
  7. Surprises
  8. Scandinavian Skies
  9. Where’s the Orchestra?


9. An Innocent Man (1983)

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  1. Easy Money
  2. An Innocent Man
  3. The Longest Time
  4. This Night
  5. Tell Her About It
  6. Uptown Girl
  7. Careless Talk
  8. Christie Lee
  9. Leave a Tender Moment Alone
  10. Keeping the Faith


10. The Bridge (1986)

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  1. Running on Ice
  2. This Is the Time
  3. A Matter of Trust
  4. Modern Woman
  5. Baby Grand
  6. Big Man on Mulberry Street
  7. Temptation
  8. Code of Silence
  9. Getting Closer


11. Storm Front (1989)

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  1. That’s Not Her Style
  2. We Didn’t Start the Fire
  3. The Downeaster ‘Alexa’
  4. I Go to Extremes
  5. Shameless
  6. Storm Front
  7. Leningrad
  8. State of Grace
  9. When in Rome
  10. And So It Goes


12. River of Dreams (1993)

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  1. No Man’s Land
  2. The Great Wall of China
  3. Blonde Over Blue
  4. A Minor Variation
  5. Shades of Grey
  6. All About Soul
  7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  8. The River of Dreams
  9. Two Thousand Years
  10. Famous Last Words


13. Fantasies & Delusions (2001)

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  1. Opus 3. Reverie (“Villa d’Este”)
  2. Opus 2. Waltz #1 (“Nunley’s Carousel”)
  3. Opus 7. Aria (“Grand Canal”)
  4. Opus 6. Invention in C Minor
  5. Opus 1. Soliloquy (“On a Separation”)
  6. Opus 8. Suite for Piano (“Star-Crossed”): I. Innamorato
  7. Opus 8. Suite for Piano (“Star-Crossed”): II. Sorbetto
  8. Opus 8. Suite for Piano (“Star-Crossed”): III. Delusion
  9. Opus 5. Waltz #2 (“Steinway Hall”)
  10. Opus 9. Waltz #3 (“For Lola”)
  11. Opus 4. Fantasy (“Film Noir”)
  12. Opus 10. Air (“Dublinesque”)


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