Piano Man
Billy Joel
Joel Billy 1974 Piano Man 45

It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Making love to his tonic and gin

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974
  • from the album Piano Man (1973)
  • RIAA certified Digital Gold
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #429 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the first hit single for Joel and generally considered to be his signature song
  • on the record:
       Billy Joel- vocals, piano, harmonica
       Larry Carlton- guitar
       Richard Bennett- guitar
       Dean Parks- guitar
       Wilton Felder- bass
       Emory Gordy, Jr.- bass
       Michael Omartian- accordion
       Ronnie Tutt- drums
  • written by Billy Joel
  • produced by Michael Stewart
  • recorded at the Record Plant Studios and Devonshire Sound, Los Angeles, California
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