“We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel – 1989

This week’s episode features an international crossover with Dan and Henry of the Firestarters Podcast as together we break down the 1989 number one hit by Billy Joel, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. Created in response to a claim that the 1950s were a carefree wonderland, the lyrics to this song are essentially a list of terrible things that have happened since Billy Joel was born. Nevertheless, its catchy, yet annoying melody paired with a nostalgic vibe and Billy Joel’s powerhouse career was a recipe for success. Are Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel bosom buddies? What kind of trouble is in the sewers? How did Billy Joel write this song without the aid of Wikipedia? All these questions and more will be answered on this week’s episode of Single File.

“We Didn’t Start The Fire” by Billy Joel – 1989

This week’s episode features an international crossover with Dan and Henry of the Firestarters Podcast as together we break down the 1989 number one hit by Billy Joel, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. Created in response to a claim that the 1950s were a carefree wonderland, the lyrics to this song are essentially a list of terrible things that have happened since Billy Joel was born.

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