Interestingly he dreamed River of Dreams and couldn't get it out of his head all day so decided to to finish writing it. How handy is that? Just reap
songs in your dreams. LOL!
Here is and excerpt I found on that from this site. www.onefinalserenade.com...
The River of Dreams" was the biggest hit from the River of Dreams album and had come to Billy in a dream, like many of his songs. He explained that
he woke up one morning and had the tune in his head, and it just stayed with him through his morning shower and the rest of the day. He could not
shake it, so he wrote the song. As Billy stated in this article from Psychology Today: "When you wake up singing a song and having a
certain rhythm running through your mind and you can't get rid of it, it means something. I've always found it's best to follow up the initial
impulse when something is that strong."
I've always loved Billy Joel's music especially Piano Man and Only The Good Die Young. The first time I really listened to Only the good die young I
was pumping gas in my truck. That song had just come on and I left the radio on loud enough to hear it. Its so exciting, upbeat and has a jamming bass
line, piano and sax and I didn't want to miss it. That was pre youtube days. If you missed it then it might be a while before you heard it again.
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