11 February 2010


  It's title was the answer to one of last week's Final Jeopardy  -- only one person got it right.  Question was (paraphrased) "What 1980's song do history teachers praise for its educational value."  Never could understand all the references on Billy Joel's song -- fortunately, with this VIDEO, given the picture(S), now I can "see" what my "ears" couldn't. 
 Anyway,  I checked to see purpose behind the song.  Apparently, it's Joel's homage to the 40-years of historical headlines since his birth (1949).  WAY TOOOO COOL !!!

Here it is, set to pictures... very, very cool. Had to share this one. It's a neat flashback through the past half century. I never did know the words. Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy a review of 50 years of history in less than 3 minutes! Thanks to Billy Joel and some guy from the University of Chicago with a lot of spare  time and Google. Top left gives you a full screen....top right lets you pause.  Bottom left shows the year. SO TURN OFF MY PLAYLIST (on the right-hand side, just click on the lopsided triangle) AND CLICK LINK BELOW!  ENJOY!!!




  1. Brilliant song...and the video always makes me think "Ok, I missed something. Watch it again" cos it's very busy...

    When I first started reading the post, I thought you were going to say Pink Floyd's "The Wall" but that has to be the worst song ever...

  2. Hi DVD,

    I love this song! I appreciate it more now that the pictures explain what he is saying. No wonder history teachers like it!

  3. This is simply awesome! Had to fight the urge to immediately look up all the people and events that I wanted to know more about ;-)

  4. Yes I agree Salty! I wont reveal the number of times I have watched it. There are subliminal messages in it as well...

  5. I missed Jeopardy last night but I would ABSOLUTELY have known the answer! Love that song.

  6. Hi Sandy,

    I guess we both have good taste!