Back in high school, I was a big Billy Joel fan. My first ever record purchase was a box set of his first 10 albums, and these I taped onto cassettes and played endlessly.
It's been many years since I've listened to Billy regularly, although I do haul out his first two greatest hits albums on occasion when I feel like a singalong. However, tonight I have dug out a DVD containing a selection of Billy's music videos and taped live performances. The songs are still great -- but how funny are the videos?
One would expect the style of music videos to change over the decades (yikes) but it still hits you. I confess the one that had me utterly agog was Uptown Girl. I don't know how a self-confessed Billy Joel fan makes it through life without having seen such a spectacle, but such is the case.
And now I have seen it. OMG.
I can't imagine what Christie Brinkley thinks when/if she sees it these days. She must squirm with mortification.
It's not the only music video, however, in which Billy and his gang of musicians do this weird singing and dancing routine. They do steps! and sing! What can they have been thinking?