Poll--The Weakest Link: Billy Joel's 'The Stranger' Round 1

MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,226
We have crowned our 6th Champion and now will move onto another critically acclaimed album.
'Back In Black' Champion - Hells Bells
'Led Zeppelin IV' Champion - When the Levee Breaks
'Second Helping' Champion - The Needle and the Spoon
'Sports' Champion - The Heart Of Rock & Roll
'Slippery When Wet' Champion - Wanted Dead or Alive
'Dark Side of the Moon' Champion - Time

We will play this time to determine the GREATEST song on the album 'The Stranger' by Billy Joel
For anyone new to the game:
You are going to pick the song that you think is the "Weakest Link" after 3 days I remove the three (3) songs with the most votes.
We will then move on to Round 2. - Remember you are voting to eliminate songs from contention.

Lets have fun with this. Remember debating and discussing why your right and others are wrong is always fun.  

Poll--The Weakest Link: Billy Joel's 'The Stranger' Round 1 25 votes

Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
0%
The Stranger
0%
Just The Way You Are
8%
PoncierGtilley8 2 votes
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
12%
Get_RightBLACK35Meltdown99 3 votes
Vienna
20%
mfc2006cutzNo CoderjoberschlakeThirty Bills Unpaid 5 votes
Only The Good Die Young
8%
brianluxPJ_Soul 2 votes
She's Always A Woman
0%
Get It Right The First Time
20%
pjhawksjeffbrHobbestempo_n_groovenjnancy 5 votes
Everybody Has A Dream
32%
mcgruff10josevolutionpjsteelerfanBIGDaddyWilHesCalledDyerF Me In The BrainhauntingfamiliarSmsmartins18 8 votes
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  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,226
    edited April 12


    The Stranger is the fifth studio album by  Billy Joel, released in September 1977. Spent six weeks at  No. 2, The Stranger is considered Joel's critical and commercial breakthrough. Four singles were released in the US, all of which became top-40 hits.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,428
    I'm gonna skip this one. Not familiar with the album and only know like 2 songs off it.
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  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,510
    Everybody Has A Dream
    Lots of great songs on this one too.
    ...got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul...
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,041
    Everybody Has A Dream
    Here's one I'm not too familiar with.  Will give it a listen and get back in a bit.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,041
    Everybody Has A Dream
    Digging the title track, has a Steely Dan vibe to it.  Speaking of which, that'd be a cool band to see in one of these.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,041
    Everybody Has A Dream
    Huh, never knew that was the title of the "Brender" & Eddie song.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,041
    Everybody Has A Dream
    Pretty good album on the whole.  The only real stinker for me is the last song.  It's just very... gospel... I guess?  Like I picture a church choir draped in robes, open hymnals in hand, swaying back & forth, and singing the chorus type of song.  Blah.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,767
    Only The Good Die Young
    Sweet. I love this album.
    @Dr. Delight should play this round - I think he's a fan.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,767
    Only The Good Die Young
    I'm gonna skip this one. Not familiar with the album and only know like 2 songs off it.
    You don't just listen to the whole album and vote based off that?
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,767
    edited April 12
    Only The Good Die Young
    I love everybody has a dream (I am a big fan of gospel-sounding background vocals in general).

    I voted only the good die young just because every other song on the album is better/more beautiful for me, not because I dislike that song at all. Every song on this album is great IMO... this is way way harder for me than Dark side was. By far.
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,041
    Everybody Has A Dream
    PJ_Soul said:
    I love everybody has a dream (I am a big fan of gospel-sounding background vocals in general).

    Invited only the good die young just because every other song on the album is better/more beautiful for me, not because I dislike that song at all. Every song on this album is great IMO... this is way way harder for me than Dark side was. By far.
    I'm kinda surprised at Italitan Restaurant getting votes this early.  I could see going out next round but the first?  Yeah sure, I never knew the name of the song until today, but I've always loved that tune!  Thought it was a fan favorite.  But yeah, like you said every tune is great (except for Everybody for me) so I suppose I shouldn't really be surprised if a big hit goes in round 1.
  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 13,143
    I’ll throw on the album on the way to the airport. Atleast it’s not Steely f’n Dan lol.
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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,407
    steely dan>>>>>>>>>>>>b joel
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,376
    ed243421 said:
    steely dan>>>>>>>>>>>>b joel

    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,407

    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
    RED ROCKS 6-19-95
    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
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    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
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    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
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    PJ20 9-4-11
    WRIGLEY 7-19-13
    WORCESTER 10-15-13
    WORCESTER 10-16-13
    HARTFORD 10-25-13









  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,226
    Ok, great. Glad to see some Billy Joel fans here. Classic album, if your not familiar with it.. check it out.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,540
    Only The Good Die Young
    If I never hear "Only the Good Die Young" again I might live longer. 

    OK, so maybe Billy Joel was right.  :lol:
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 21,717
    Everybody Has A Dream
    Ok good choice, can I request the next one to be “Who’s Next “ 
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • jeffbrjeffbr SeattlePosts: 6,673
    Get It Right The First Time
    Good album full of good songs! My pick just has to many la, la, las for me.  La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, laaaaaa. La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, loooooo. Zzzzzzz.
    "I'll use the magic word - let's just shut the fuck up, please." EV, 04/13/08
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 6,036
    My kids request that I play Movin' Out quite frequently. They love the parts where he says heat attack and cadillac. Then they always ask me who the singer is. My favorite interpretation they have is when they think they hear the same artist on another song and ask me if it's John Lemon (Lennon) :lol:
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 20,094
    Everybody Has A Dream
    Solid album.  Scenes from an Italian Restaurant is one of my all time favorite songs.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,428
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'm gonna skip this one. Not familiar with the album and only know like 2 songs off it.
    You don't just listen to the whole album and vote based off that?
    Yeah I do. That’s why I’m not voting on this one. I am not familiar with it.
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    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
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    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,436
    Everybody Has A Dream
    Nice pick!
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,213
    Everybody Has A Dream
    Parents and In-laws would have a tough time picking these.  I know lots of Billy Joel but only play it when the oldsters are round.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,936
    Get It Right The First Time
    Love this album - great choice!!
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,936
    edited April 14
    Get It Right The First Time


    I can't believe people are voting for Vienna and Scenes in the first round - it's like people just want to mess with the process.


    Post edited by njnancy on
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,439
    Get It Right The First Time
    I love the opening piano of She's always a Woman.

    That should be the last one standing.
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,212
    Get It Right The First Time
    Great album selection, Mentos. Bunch of standouts on this album.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,439
    Get It Right The First Time
    Hobbes said:
    Great album selection, Mentos. Bunch of standouts on this album.
    Mentos, lol!
  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,226
    Wow, looking like Vienna will be going out first round.
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