The Billy Joel Channel returns to SiriusXM on Channel 4 starting Oct. 2! Hear music spanning Billy Joel’s career plus rare live versions of his classics. Joel will share his insights on the significance, meaning, composition and recording of his music. In addition, the channel will play songs from his favorite artists.
With more than 150 million records sold globally, Joel is one of the highest-selling artists ever — not bad for a kid from the Bronx who was bullied on his way to piano lessons.
Starting with Piano Man, Joel’s list of hits is a mile long, including Only the Good Die Young, My Life, It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me, Tell Her About It, Uptown Girl, We Didn’t Start the Fire and many more. Altogether, he’s had 33 songs on the Billboard U.S. top 40, with four studio LPs reaching No. 1 and four more hitting the top 10.
And despite not releasing a pop album since 1993, Joel continues to sell out arenas at a record pace, finishing his four-year Billy Joel in Concert series —which will end up grossing more than $250 million — at the end of 2017.
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The Billy Joel Channel airs for a limited time on SiriusXM Spotlight (Ch. 4) Monday, Oct. 2 at 3 am ET – Wednesday, November 1 at 3 am ET. You can always hear his music on Classic Rewind (Ch. 25), The Bridge (Ch. 32) and ’80s on 8 (Ch. 8).