80s Song of the Day: It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me by Billy Joel

It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me by Billy Joel was released on May 12, 1980, with Through the Long Night as the B side. It was a single from Joel’s seventh studio album, Glass Houses.

it's still rock and rollThe song was Joel’s first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, spending two weeks in the top spot. It was also a No. 1 hit in Canada. In the United Kingdom, it peaked at No. 14 on the UK Singles Chart.

According to songfacts.com, “Around this time, Joel was often abased in the music press as a provider of middle-of-the-road dreck. … Joel responded in this song.”

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