Part of Billy Joel’s musical genius rests in his ability to elevate the mundane to the realm of extraordinary by crafting lyrics that truly encapsulate life’s vicissitudes in ways yet untold. So what better way to elevate our own day-to-day existence than adding a Billy Joel soundtrack to our most routine activities?
Scene: Wake Up, Wake Up
Soundtrack: “New York State of Mind”
No better song to urge you to put your worries aside and tackle the day knowing you are in the most remarkable state of all.
Scene: Time for a Morning Run
Soundtrack: “You May Be Right”
When exercising, one needs the kind of music that will inspire consistent physical activity. “You May Be Right” is just that.
Scene: Cruising Down the Highway Solo
Soundtrack: “We Didn’t Start the Fire”
Car rides always involve loud singing sessions, especially when driving alone. Have you tried singing “We Didn’t Start the Fire” at the top of your lungs?
Scene: Cruising Down the Highway With Friends
Soundtrack: “Uptown Girl”
When driving with friends, a karaoke car session is inevitable. “Uptown Girl” is the song you will all want to sing to.
Scene: Typing the Day Away at Work
Soundtrack: “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”
“Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” comments on America’s unhealthy relationship with work. What better song to put things in perspective while working yourself?
Scene: Running Errands
Soundtrack: “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me”
Need to power through your errands? “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” will help you do just that.
Scene: A Long, Hot Shower (or a Bath?)
Soundtrack: “Only the Good Die Young” and “The Longest Time”
The only thing better than a hot shower is a hot shower taken while listening to great music. Although any Joel song qualifies as great, we suggest “Only the Good Die Young” and “The Longest Time.”
Scene: Cooking Dinner with a Glass of Red
There’s something romantic about cooking and there’s something romantic about “Vienna.” A perfect combination indeed.
Scene: A Slow Dance in the Middle of the Day
Soundtrack: “She’s Always a Woman”
Have you ever broken into a dance, even a slow dance, in the middle of the day? Do us a favor and try it…and make sure to do it to “She’s Always a Woman.”
Scene: Cleaning the House
Soundtrack: “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant”
Not the biggest fan of cleaning your house? Listen to “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant” while tidying up and feel transported to a time and place that might be more to your liking.
Scene: Getting Ready for Bed
Soundtrack: “Piano Man”
A personal favorite, “Piano Man” must be listened to in privacy. Invoking nostalgia, joy and hopefulness all at once, it is the ideal song to listen to before drifting to sleep.